C.A.T (Combat Application Tourniquet)
Reintroduced into first aid training according to NRC (New Zealand Resuscitation Council) Guidelines for external Bleeding January 2016.
Limb use only
When Direct, Indirect or Haemostatic dressing cannot control life threatening bleeding.
Applied at least 5 cm above wound (proximally) and not over joints, then tightened until bleeding stops.
Note time if application
Released by trained Medical personal only, typically in the emergency department. (ED).
Treat For Shock