Versatile, Allows higher application into the groin or axilla. Proven safe and effective for all limb sizes.
Pediatric & Canine- proven effective for small limbs. Easy To Apply-effectively apply it in seconds with little to no prior training. Low Cost- one-third of the cost & weight of other combat carried TQ. Multiple Uses - serves as pressure dressing and all-purpose wrap.
The name provides a description for usage Stretch, Wrap, and Tuck, but also the communities for whom it was developed*- military and civilian Special Weapons and Tactics teams. These teams operate in an environment that has a high incidence of penetrating trauma, and most (two-thirds) of preventable deaths in the operational environment are from extremity bleeding.
The SWAT-T™ Orange is made with a bright safety orange color for easy identification and application. Instructions for use are printed on the tourniquet along with the trademark pressure application measure showing just how much pressure to apply to reach occlusion. Stretch the band until the diamond appears and there will be enough pressure to stop or slow severe bleeding.
*The SWAT-T™ was developed by a former Operator/Medic with 14 years experience in Operational Medicine -former USAF Pararescue Journeyman (Para-Jumper or PJ)), Contractor DoJ/FBI SWAT Operations, National Registry Paramedic, and Emergency Medicine Physician.
Minimum recommended operating temp. -65 Degree F (-53 Degree C) Maximum recommended operating temp. 180 Degree F (82 Degree C) Preferred long-term storage conditions cool and dry environment.