??The patented C-A-T?? is a true one-handed tourniquet proven to be 100% effective by the U.S. Army???s Institute of Surgical Research. Tests proved that the CAT completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage.
The Gen 7 CAT utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The CAT???s unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.
The patented Combat Application Tourniquet?? (C-A-T??) featuring the proprietary red tip design and the mechanical advantage of a band within a band has been the Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army since 2005. The innovations in the CAT are protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253.
The Alpha Tactical OFAK was designed to feature many value added features most kits on the market do not. It can be mounted via MOLLE/PALS or belt loop. The belt loop has a loop backing to secure to duty or battle type belt. The front of the OFAK has a 2" field of loop for attaching patches to identify the IFAK as a medical pouch. It also has an elastic retention tourniquet holder on the bottom. The OFAK can be accessed ambidextrously via our unique pull handle system designed to be tactilely unique when grabbing with gloved hands, in the dark, or out of the end users sightline. The insert is a hook and loop closed bifold design eliminating the need to open zippers or snap buckles during an emergency. Once opened the bifold insert can be hung from a magazine on a carrier via the strap. The insert is designed to hold a simple TCCC/TECC setup.
1 - CAT Tourniquet
1 - 4" Mini Responder Compressed Bandage
1 - TACGauze
1 - Pair Hyfin Compact Chest Seals
2 - Pairs of Gloves
2 - Malice Clips
1 - Med Cross Patch
1 - 28F NPA
1 - 14ga Needle Decompression Needle (Med Control Authorization Needed)
1 - Quickclot Combat Gauze