First Aid, Tactical

Tourniquets are making a comeback nationwide

Being that prolonged use can lead to limb amputation, tourniquets pretty much stopped being used during the Civil War. However, during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a tourniquet’s lifesaving benefits were shown to far outweigh those concerns. It’s a simple Velcro strap with a buckle and a hard plastic rod attached, and knowing how to use one could save your life. Successful applications by law enforcement and EMS continue to reinforce that outlook. Training is imperative, since an incorrectly applied tourniquet can cause damage.
Lightning X Products makes several tactical gunshot/hemorrhage control IFAK kits now that use a Combat Application Tourniquet, or C-A-T for short. Pairing these tourniquets with a hemostat agent like Quikclot and an Israeli pressure bandage gives the patient the best chance at saving life and limb.
Check out our LXPB15-SKP Gunshot/IFAK kit here
This kit includes the following supplies in a MOLLE pouch:
  • NAR Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Tourniquet
  • NAR Burntec Dressing 4″ x 4″
  • NAR Hyfin Chest Seal (All Genuine North American Rescue)
  • 5″ x 9″ ABD Pad
  • 3″ x 3″ Gauze Pad (2 packs of 2 pads)
  • 2″ x 4.5yd Rolled Gauze
  • 7.5″ Trauma Shears (Black)
  • CPR Mask
  • Israeli Pressure Bandage 4″ (Pressure Sealed)
  • Black Nitrile Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Alcohol Swabs (4)
  • Iodine Wipes (4)
  • 2″x 4.5yd Black Self-Adherent Gauze Roll
  • NPA Nasal Airway (28FR)
  • Quick Clot 25 Gram Clotting Spongue (Genuine Z-Medica)
  • LXPB15 Molle IFAK Pouch
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