British Army Combat Application Tourniquet Medical Kit

Made:
2015 in United States
British Army Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Medical Kit British Army Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Medical Kit British Army Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Medical Kit

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British Army Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Medical Kit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

British Army Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Medical Kit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

British Army Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Medical Kit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

British Army Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T) Medical Kit, black with velcro and plastic attachment for tightening tourniquet, 2015

Ted Westmoreland and Mark Esposito, a former medics with the United States Army Special Operations, and Eli Gonzalez, developed early prototypes of the he Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) at home. Designed to be used with one hand, means it can be quickly be applied to a limb to reduce blood loss following wounding or injury. By 2005 the CAT was carried by all US Army service people. The CAT is intended to be lightweight, easy to use, and effective.

Details

Category:
Emergency Medicine
Object Number:
2018-86
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) and textile
Measurements:
overall: 50 mm x 135 mm x 215 mm, .647 kg
type:
tourniquet