SOF Metal Tourniquet
SOF metal tourniquet is also called a soft tourniquet, SOF combat application tourniquet. It is stronger, lighter, and easier to use so you can stop the bleed anywhere life takes you. It is still the preferred tourniquet for elite military forces and emergency responders worldwide.
Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield.
√ 90% of combat fatalities occur forward of a medical treatment facility.
√ 75% of combat fatalities have a nonsurvivable injury and 25% have a potentially survivable injury. Of those with potentially survivable wounds, 90% die from hemorrhage.
√ Although bleeding is a main cause of death, the vast majority of wounds do not have life-threatening bleeding.
Tourniquet is the first choice in combat. For external hemorrhage control from extremity wounds. Use a tourniquet early, rather than allow ongoing blood loss. Tourniquets should not be removed until the hemorrhage can be reliably controlled by advanced hemostatic agents or until arrival at the surgery.
COMBAT SOF TOURNIQUET – Al-Mg alloy metal rod and buckle, 3.8x115cm, 105g-Premium quality
Metal rod combat/tactical soft tourniquet utilizes a durable winch system with a free-moving inner strap to provide true circumferential compression to the lower extremity.
Specification: 3.8 x 115 cm
Material: Buckle and Rod: Al-Mg alloy
Triangle Ring: Acetyl plastic
Weight: 105 g
Range of application: Mainly to be used for arterial or venous hemostasis of the extremities, but also for emergency hemorrhage control and prehospital first aiding. Such as battlefield injuries, car accidents, disasters, and outdoor emergencies.
Tourniquet placement on the forearm or lower leg might not compress the vessels, which lie between the double long bones. Tourniquets on the upper extremity should be placed on the upper arm. If bleeding from the lower extremity is not controlled by a tourniquet on the leg, it should be moved to the thigh, where the vessel may be more easily compressed.
√ A second tourniquet may need to be added to provide better hemostatic control.
√ Point compression of the proximal artery. May help slow bleeding while attempting to gain better control at the wound site.