The SOF Tactical Tourniquet Wide (SOF-TT-W) is the result of an exhaustive 24-month research initiative compiling end-user research and laboratory studies to develop a more effective, easier-to-use tourniquet for all environments. High-strength, light-weight alloy components are used in critical areas of function ensuring reliability in the most challenging of circumstances and on the largest of limbs. This was all accomplished while reducing the weight by approximately 15%.
The high-strength hook and buckle interface was designed for security, strength, and ease of application. The design allows for rapid routing of the tourniquet strap while eliminating need for re-threading the webbing through a buckle. By eliminating the requirement to re-route the webbing the tourniquet is easier to use when operating under stress and reduces application time, both of which can result in reduced levels of blood loss and better quality patient care.
The SOF-TT-W also has a true 1 ½” tourniquet strap providing a wider compression pattern than most standard tourniquets, or tourniquets with a 1” constricting band moving through a 1 ½” sleeve. This broader compression pattern allows for increased patient comfort and additional arterial compression.
The tourniquet handle is machined from a single piece of high strength aluminum bar stock. The strength of the handle virtually eliminates the risk of product failure. It is then anodized to minimize the products signature in a tactical environment.
SOF Tactical Tourniquet features:
38mm wide constricting band for increased constricting pressure and patient comfort.
Quick-connect, snap-lock buckle design, allowing rapid re-routing of the band around trapped limbs without rethreading.Lower-profile, lighter weight alloy components, providing the required strength and durability only metal can offer.
Single application method regardless of location.
True, one-handed application tourniquet
Designed to perform in all weather conditions
Small and cost-effective
Instruction for use:
The SOF Tactical Tourniquet is one of the top performing tourniquets currently available. It is the tourniquet of choice for many of the world's most elite and experienced warriors who have selected it for its outstanding ability to control severe bleeding, high level of reliability and ease of application.
Position the tourniquet as proximal as possible around the affected limb. Clip the buckle together.
Pull the tourniquet tight through the snap-lock buckle.
Twist the windlass rod until the haemorrhage has ceased. If haemorrhage is not controlled, consider additional tightening or the application of a second tourniquet (immediately adjacent to the first) and reassess.
Secure the windlass through the rod locking clip, locking it in place. Confirm that the haemorrhage has ceased.
If an extended transport time is anticipated (>45 minutes), paramedics may consider cautiously loosening the SOF-T tourniquet to assess haemorrhage status. The SOF-T tourniquet must be immediately reapplied if recurrent severe haemorrhage is identified.
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