North American Rescue
Combat Application Tourniquet

The Fastest, Safest, Most Effective Prehospital Field Tourniquet! 

Proven

Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities

Tested

Exceeds the ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2021 standard for tourniquets

Trusted

Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army since 2005

Often Copied, Never Matched

Features

Enhancements

Safer

New Single Routing Buckle for faster application, decreased blood loss, effective slack removal, fewer windlass turns

Tougher

Reinforced windlass, stabilization plate, windlass clip and writeable windlass security strap

Smarter

Patented free-moving internal band for true evenly distributed circumferential pressure with signature red elliptical tip (Red Tip Technology®) to provide visual cue during application

Simpler

Simplified training with single protocol application standards

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Gen 7 is a medical device designed to quickly and effectively control severe bleeding in emergency situations

The CAT Gen 7 has a new design with an updated windlass clip and buckle, which makes it easier to apply and adjust

To properly apply the CAT Gen 7, first make sure the patient is in a stable position and the limb is elevated. Then, place the tourniquet around the limb, above the wound and tighten until bleeding stops. Next, secure the windlass and lock in place.

The CAT Gen 7 is indicated for use in emergency situations where severe bleeding is present and cannot be controlled by direct pressure or other methods.

The CAT Gen 7 can be left in place for up to 2 hours.

The CAT Gen 7 can be used on children, but the proper size and technique should be used for their smaller limbs.

The CAT Gen 7 can be used on both upper and lower extremities.

No, tourniquets are considered single-use items and cannot be reused. Special training tourniquets are available that can be reused multiple times in training classes. These training tourniquets cannot be used in emergency situations.