SKU: SWAT-T ORG
The SWAT-T ™ Tourniquet (orange) 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 ™ Tourniquet (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.
Available to DOD Buyers on the DLA Fire and Emergency Services Equipment (FESE) Tailored Logistics Support Program (TLSP) contracts.
NOT KNOWN TO BE MADE FROM NATURAL RUBBER LATEX.
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.
*SWAT-T™ Tourniquet (Orange) 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.
The SWAT-T™ will treat a variety of injuries, minor to life-threatening. The SWAT-T™ is being carried by Military (Conventional and Special Operations medical and non-medical personnel), EMS, Law Enforcement Officers, Contractors, Federal Agents, and prepared citizens (individually or as part of active shooter kits). Carried by many as a pressure dressing, all-purpose wrap, primary and/or back-up tourniquet.
When bleeding is severe (arterial) and loss of life is of greatest concern.
Stretch for tourniquet-place above the wound (between wound and heart). Wrap tightly, ensuring ovals/rectangles change to circle/squares. And Tuck. (Pre-plan the tuck for best results)
In most patients, tourniquets have proven to be safe for a minimum of two hours.
When used properly all tourniquets may cause loss of limb. This is a necessary risk, to bring our patients home at the end of the day.
When hemorrhage is controlled or for venous and capillary oozing.
Wrap the SWAT-T™ over hemostatic agent or sterile dressing then tuck or tape the end to maintain pressure, preventing further contamination and re-bleeding.
If the endpoints are met on the dressing you may have a tourniquet and should check for good blood return in the extremity (pulse and capillary refill), or you risk the complications associated with all tourniquets.
Pressure dressings should be left in place until definitive wound management can be accomplished.
When you need to hold ice near sprains and strains, stabilize a twisted knee/ankle, sling a shoulder, among hundreds of other applications.
The dressing can also be used to loosely apply pressure across the chest or abdomen. This can be to help close and protect wounds, contain abdominal contents in evisceration, or to assist in stabilization of the pelvis in blunt pelvic trauma.
The SWAT-T™ can be used to splint an extremity to the body, other leg, or to a rigid object for immobilization.
The Most Versatile Innovation in Trauma Care
SWAT-T™ Tourniquet (Black) 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.
HA, US Navy SEAL
The SWAT-T saved my K9 partner!
As a tactical team member, I will never deploy without a SWAT-T.
It was soaked in blood and it held up great, still plenty of friction. Successful application, bleeding terminated.