Think fast: If you’re wounded in a dynamic or active-threat environment, are you adequately prepared to apply a tourniquet to prevent exsanguination (bleeding to death)? It’s worth your time to do your due diligence in learning how to effectively apply one, by yourself or in conjunction with others. After all, being able to control a life-threatening hemorrhage will certainly aid you in successfully completing your tactical-based mission objectives.
First and foremost, you’re going to need a reliable tourniquet – many times, lives are lost due to inappropriately applied tourniquets caused by slack in the strap. But with the new SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet, you can effectively negate these tourniquet-related deficiencies. Here’s how:
As an innovative force in the development of life-saving gear, SAM Medical fully realizes the hardships that come standard with any challenging mission. This is why the SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet is specifically made for those who eagerly confront adversity. Intuitively designed for rapid application courtesy of its uniquely constructed precision tab, it requires less windlass turns, enabling easier, more streamlined training. Windlass C-Hooks firmly hold its metal windlass rod thanks to an intuitive, angular design, which allows for easy, efficient windlass locking.
Its TRUEFORCE™ buckle technology utilizes baseline-force control to activate locking prongs, thereby eliminating nearly all tourniquet slack, which removes the risk of exsanguination occurring. Extremely sturdy, it easily exceeds MIL-STD810G for durability, so you can rely on it to take a beating and still be ready to use at a moment’s notice.
Inclement-weather conditions and dirt can severely hinder Velcro-dependant tourniquets, which can make them ineffective when they’re needed most. The SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet is immune to these obstacles because of its all-weather precision strap, which is constructed of a single-layer, nylon-webbing material. Additionally, the webbing features intervaled holes that lock with its TRUFORCE™ Buckle Technology, thereby creating a consistent, efficient primary security system. Specifically, the TRUFORCE™ Buckle Technology auto locks to engage strap holes within a circumferential range of 5.5 to 35 inches (13.9 to 88.9 centimeters).