The Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T™) is a true one-handed tourniquet that completely occludes arterial and venous blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant haemorrhage.
Combat Application Tourniquets are one of the simplest ways to stem blood flow from a limb in an emergency,
and are now on widespread issue most troops on active deployments.
The C-A-T uses a windlass system with a free moving internal band to provide true circumferential pressure to the extremity.
Once tightened and bleeding has stopped, the windlass is locked in place.
A Velcro© strap is then applied for further securing of the windlass during casualty evacuation.