The Rapid Application Tourniquet System (R.A.T.S. U.S. Pat. No. 9,168,044) is the fastest tourniquet on the market and is used to stop massive hemorrhaging due to trauma. The R.A.T.S. uses a solid elastic core of proprietary material with a polyester sheath, combined with a patented locking mechanism to make an incredibly fast tourniquet to apply to self or others. No other tourniquet compares to the R.A.T.S. when being used under stress in terms of time or ease of use.
Generation 2 Features:
NEW: Longer to accommodate larger limbs!
The R.A.T.S. is:
- Easy to learn and use
- Simple design allows for one handed use
- Takes up minimal space allowing you to store almost anywhere
- Works on all limb sizes, i.e. adults, working dogs and children
- Proven to be effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower
- extremities by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research
- Patented U.S. Pat. No. 9,168,044
The inner core of the strap does have some latex. The core however, is made of a vulcanized rubber with a high silicone content. Chance of latex reaction is considered the same as if exposed to an automobile tire. Core is completely wrapped in a protective polyester sheath, which acts to shield the inner core from direct contact with the skin.
The R.A.T.S. Tourniquet should be kept in the plastic packaging until use. The device should be properly disposed of after use. Inspection of the device should take place before use. Inspection should consist of looking for any fraying of the sheath, cracks in the metal cleat, or any other deformities of the device that could compromise the tourniquet. If any of these conditions exist, do not use and promptly replace the tourniquet.
When properly applied, the R.A.T.S. Tourniquet is a safe and effective device for controlling life-threatening hemmoraghing . Consult an EMS professional for proper training on any and all tourniquet use. Do not apply over solid objects. Read all directions and understand proper use before any attempt to render aid. If used due to trauma, go to the nearest hospital immediately.