RATS (Rapid Application Tourniquet System) has a solid vulcanized rubber core with a nylon sheath combined with a unique locking mechanism make this a simple and incredibly rapid application tourniquet to apply in less than 12 seconds.
RATS Tourniquet – Rapid Application Tourniquet System. The carnage and trauma that resulted from the Boston Marathon bombings and other mass shootings has showed that a tourniquet doesn’t just save lives and limbs on the battlefield. RATS is a fast, simple, inexpensive, live saving tool that any first-responder should have at his or her disposal to halt the loss of blood. Its simple design, which utilizes successive wraps to achieve the right width for good compression, makes RATS faster than a standard-issue tourniquet, and speed equates to life when dealing with blood loss. It can even be quickly applied with one hand. RATS has a solid vulcanized rubber core with a nylon sheath combined with a unique locking mechanism make this a simple and incredibly fast tourniquet to apply to yourself or others.
No one should die from uncontrolled bleeding. Simple techniques to slow blood loss have been used for decades, and extensive military research in Iraq and Afghanistan has demonstrated their effectiveness in treating injuries from gun violence and attacks involving improvised explosive devices. Without rapid intervention, severe-but-controllable hemorrhage can cause death in as little as five minutes, and many victims may be beyond rescue by the time trained medical teams arrive on scene.
RATS Tourniquet should be deployed in military units, schools, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, construction jobs, theaters, camps, public venues, hikers, hunters, bikers, and any location where the public frequents.
RATS – Rapid Application Tourniquet System Is the fastest tourniquet on the market, and proven in combat. Invented and patented by a 28 year Special Forces Medic with multiple combat trauma experiences under his belt. The RATS uses a solid vulcanized rubber core with a nylon sheath, combined with a unique locking mechanism to make an incredibly fast tourniquet to apply to self or others. No other tourniquet compares to the RATS when being used under stress in terms of time or ease of use.
The RATS is:
- Easy to learn and use
- Simply designed and allows for one handed use
- Small and takes up minimal space allowing you to store them almost anywhere
- Designed to also allow for use on small limbs, i.e. working dogs
- Proven to be effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
- Patented U.S. Pat. No. 9,168,044
RATS-Black. UPC: 783557050017
Shipping & Returns
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