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SWAT-T Tourniquet Black

Price: $24.95

  • Weight:152g
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The SWAT-Tourniquet is a unique and multipurpose dressing. Its name provides a description for usage Stretch, Wrap, and Tuck, but also the communities for whom it was developed - military and civilian Special Weapons and Tactics teams. These teams operate in an environment that has a high incidence of penetrating trauma, and most (two-thirds) of preventable deaths in the operational environment are from extremity bleeding.  The SWAT-Tourniquet allows a more rapid means to control extremity bleeding and allows application higher into the groin and axilla than other tourniquets.  Its ease of application is one of its greatest benefits; individuals can effectively apply it in seconds with little to no prior training.  At a third of the cost and weight of other combat used tourniquets, this tourniquet should find its way forward with every tactical operator.
The SWAT-T™ is safer and more effective than other strap/windlass tourniquets.
Easy to learn and train on.  Simple to use.
In a class by itself, the SWAT-T™ is a multi-function first aid device. Multiple Documented Saves!
For Less severe bleeding: *Ensure SWAT-T™ is not over-tightened

    Use the SWAT-T™ directly over the wound as a pressure wrap        

    Can wrap over gauze or hemostatic agent
    Ensure the ovals / rectangles / diamonds do not become circles / squares (equals tourniquet pressures)
    Ensure pulse in wrist/ankle is still present

Minimum recommended operating temp. -65 Degree F (-53 Degree C) Maximum recommended operating temp. 180 Degree F (82 Degree C) Preferred long-term storage conditions cool and dry environment.


The SWAT-T™ is a latex-free multipurpose device!

Other tourniquets are a one-use device. As we know the operational environment requires personnel and equipment to be both durable and versatile.
The SWAT-T™ is a durable tourniquet. It has been advanced aged and heat/cold tested.
This device will not fail!  

Tourniquet:
A tourniquet is to be applied when bleeding is severe (arterial) and loss of life is of greatest concern. In most patients tourniquets have proven to be safe for a minimum of two hours, and for up to 6 hours without problems. When used properly all tourniquets may cause loss of limb. This is a necessary risk, to bring our patients home at the end of the day.  

Pressure Dressing:
The SWAT-T™ can and should be used as a pressure dressing,when hemorrhage is to be controlled, or for venous and capillary oozing. Place your sterile dressing (or standard gauze) then wrap the SWAT-T around the extremity. You can then tuck or tape the end, which will maintain pressure on the wound (preventing further contamination and re-bleeding). If the endpoints are met on the dressing you may have a tourniquet and should check for good blood return in the extremity (pulse and capillary refill), or you risk the complications associated with all tourniquets. Pressure dressings should be left in place until definitive wound management can be accomplished.


Elastic Bandage:
The SWAT-T™ can and should be used as an elastic bandage (example: ACE Wrap). Use the dressing to hold ice near sprains and strains, stabilize a twisted knee/ankle, or to sling a shoulder. The dressing can also be used to loosely apply pressure across the chest or abdomen. This can be to help close and protect wounds, contain abdominal contents in evisceration, or to assist in stabilization of the pelvis in blunt pelvic trauma. The SWAT-T can be used to splint an extremity to the body, other leg, or to a rigid object for immobilization.


Background:
The SWAT-T™ was developed by a former Operator/Medic with 14 years experience in Operational Medicine -former USAF Para-rescue Journeyman (Para-Jumper or PJ)), Contractor DOJ/FBI SWAT Operations, National Registry Paramedic, and Emergency Medicine Physician.

 

Package Dimensions: 6" H x 3" W x 1/2" D
Product Dimensions (before stretch): 4" x 56"
Weight: 4 oz


Note:

Please READ and follow all the instructions prior to using this product.  Inappropriate use can result in injury that Fusion Gear assumes no liability arising from the use; and user assumes all risk of liability.


Common Asked Questions

1. Has the SWAT-T been tested to ensure that it is durable and safe?

A: Yes, the SWAT-T has be extensively tested from a durability standpoint, and detailed biocompatibility tested as well. It has been stretched to >200% strain x 5000 revolutions with no deformation in the properties. Frozen, boiled, and in the field from Antarctica (Vinson Massif) to Afghanistan; the SWAT-T will function well in any environment.


2. What is the biggest strength of the SWAT-T?

A: This is an opinion, but many feel the SWAT-Tʼs biggest strength is its ability to perform many functions. The Multi-Tool! Some guys are married to their windlass tourniquets (deployed with them and saved lives with them); we find that many of these guys will tuck the SWAT-T in their IFAK - for a back up tourniquet or pressure wrap. Some like it more for its benefits with Pediatrics or Working Canines, but most still see its benefit as a primary tourniquet.


3. Has there been research to compare the SWAT-T to other tourniquets?

A: Yes, there are multiple independent (not company sponsored) studies looking at the SWAT-Tʼs effectiveness. The military has not done head-to-head tourniquet trials since 2007 (before the SWAT-T was released), but other companies and universities/
medical groups have studied it - and the SWAT-T performed very well. Just google the “Journal of Special Operations Medicine” or “Military Medicine” 2012 and 2013 and the word “SWAT-T” and you will find several recent studies. We should state here...there are NO studies that show problems with effectiveness or safety concerns.


4. Have there been any head-to-head trials (not company sponsored)?

A: Yes, referenced above, there have been several comparison trials. The biggest was a study published in Military Medicine - 2013, comparing the SWAT-T to the CAT (Combat Applications Tourniquet - the most distributed tourniquet to the military). The SWAT-T performed very well, and actually was superior to the CAT in many areas (including ease of use, effectiveness, and safety). The SWAT-T did not reach the dangerous occlusion and completion pressure seen with the strap style tourniquet, and the SWAT-T was completely effective. * The author of this study also made some novel insight into strap/windlass style tourniquets - “these will lose significant pressure as tissue beneath the tourniquet relaxes.” No other research has looked into this problem, and the researcher found the properties of the SWAT-T prevented this phenomena from occurring.

5. Are there any real-world circumstances where the SWAT-T has specifically out performed the other tourniquets?

A: Yes, we have had a couple of documented cases where the SWAT-T was able to be applied to high axillary wounds - that were not able to be controlled by other windlass tourniquets. We have also had pediatric and canine uses where we have been told the other tourniquets would not work.


6. How well does the SWAT-T perform wet or bloody?

A: The SWAT-T does function well when wet/bloody/dirty. It has been tested and used in all of these settings. The biggest learning points are to get away from fingertip work, and focus on gross motor work. This would include pre-planning your tuck with a digit or two in the last wrap and grabbing handfuls of the device - rather than fingertip work. There is a video on the website that shows this application.


7. Why do you at TEMS believe the SWAT-T is the best tourniquet?

A: We feel there are a lot of good devices out there (and the windlass tourniquets have saved 1000+ lives downrange), but none of the current tourniquets are multi-function trauma care devices. The SWAT-T has several distinct advantages to include: low cost, intuitive (less training), low weight/space, safer pressures, less pain, and effective on all limb sizes. We firmly feel the SWAT-T can perform as good as, or better than, the competition while providing additional treatment solutions.

 

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