OK so I wasn’t sure about an elastic band as a Tourniquet. Especially after using the SAM XT and the CAT. However after putting this guy on I soon changed my mind. I’m not sure that it will do the same pressure that you get with a windlass HOWEVER, using it on kids i think is awesome. Im not sure that a 6 year olds bones will survive the torque of something like the SOF or the other two mentioned above.
When you have applied the SAM XT and you now have stopped most of the bleeding but can’t seem to stop it completely, then using this SWAT with some Combat gauze is a life saver. Stuff the Combatt gauze down as deep into the wound as possible. Make sure you leave some proud of the wood for press. Now apply the SWAT and see how effective it is.
Blood loss is deadly
When delays in care are possible, blood loss cannot be afforded. The SWAT-Tourniquet™ is a unique and multipurpose dressing. Its 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-Tourniquet™ allows a more rapid means to control extremity bleeding and allows application higher into the groin and axilla than other tourniquets. Its ease of application is one of its greatest benefits; individuals can effectively apply it in seconds with little to no prior training. At a third of the cost and less weight of other combat used tourniquets, this tourniquet should find its way forward with every tactical operator.
TOURNIQUET PRESSURE DRESSING ELASTIC BANDAGE