BLUF: Preventing massive blood loss is the number one life saving measure during a trauma incident.
Anybody can be exposed to trauma incidents. Vehicle accidents, sporting mishaps, workplace accidents, violent attacks, and natural disasters are all common mechanism which can lead to traumatic injuries resulting in massive blood loss. Having a tourniquet available, and knowing how to properly apply it could save your own life, or the life of a loved one.
The newest evolution of the SOF® Tourniquet sets the benchmark for prehospital tourniquets. Purposeful upgrades allow for smoother and faster one-handed and two-handed applications for the most effective bleeding control.
Its innovative design comes from years of extensive research, material testing, and end-user feedback on and off the battlefield. It continues to evolve with your changing medical response needs when bleeding control is needed most. The SOF® Tourniquet easily slides over an arm or leg. It unclips at the buckle to fit around hard-to-reach areas, such as a trapped limb.
1. Performance Compression Band
- Completely redesigned webbing maximizes compression during the application process. At a true 1.5" width, the performance material glides through the Rugged Buckle for quick, snag-free operation and minimizes loss of pressure over time after application.
2. Slack Indicator Wedge
- Stitched into the Performance Compression Band below the windlass. The contrasting wedge offers a visual confirmation you have pulled all excess slack from the band. This is a critical step for proper tourniquet application and results in fewer windlass rotations required to reach occlusion.
3. Rugged Buckle
- Engineered to remove excess slack in a single fluid motion. The buckle's shape stabilizes the Performance Compression Band at any angle of engagement. The Rugged Buckle is an advanced, lightweight composite design with superior strength over previous versions.
***NOT AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE OF THE USA***
Made in the USA.
Approved by the Department of Defense.
Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care.
Selected by the American Red Cross.