Tourniquets work only on arm and leg injuries. It is widely applied in emergencies, in surgery, or in post-operative rehabilitation. It uses external pressure to a limb or extremity so as to limit – but not stop – the flow of blood. They can be operated with one-hand in seconds. There are no screws or complicated clips to mess with when seconds count. We now have 3 different types of tourniquets: SOF tourniquet, CAT tourniquet, and disposable tourniquet.
The Special Operations Force Tactical Tourniquet (SOF) is featured in high-strength and light-weight, its hook and buckle interface is designed for security, strength, and ease of application. The design allows for rapid routing of the tourniquet strap while eliminating the need for re-threading the webbing through a buckle. They are durable and sturdy that is able to ensure reliability in the most challenging of circumstances and on the largest of limbs.
The Combat Application Tourniquet(CAT) is the choice of the US Army which is more costly than any tourniquet on the market but it is up to very strict standards. It features a windlass hook and loop retention strap that allows for easy locking into place so you can have time asking for help.
The latex-free Disposable Tourniquetis inexpensive and very similar to the typical tourniquets used at hospitals and other medical facilities when you have blood work done. It plays a great role in infection control which can effectively avoid further harm to the wounded. This disposable tourniquet is also an essential tool in the first aid kit or emergency rescue situations. Moreover, this kind of disposable tourniquet is also excellent for use as a secondary tourniquet if you have already used your more rugged one but need some extra pressure for a serious injury. There are several colors available including blue, orange, yellow, green and red.