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SWAT-T (Stretch, Wrap, And Tuck-Tourniquet)

SWAT-T

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Developed by a former SOF Medic, the SWAT-T is a multi-function tourniquet and trauma care device. While useful as a tourniquet, the SWAT-T also can be used as a pressure dressing and elastic bandage, and can be applied more rapidly and higher into the groin and axilla than other more traditional tourniquets. The SWAT-T also takes less space, costs lest, and thanks to its intuitive design requires less training than traditional tourniquets. I gotta tell you, I like the SWAT-T. It’s the only occlusive tourniquet that I know about so it can be used as a tourniquet or a pressure dressing.

For additional questions, TEMS has allowed us to share this Q&A sheet. To read it, click SWAT-T Q&A.

www.swattourniquet.com

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11 Responses to “SWAT-T (Stretch, Wrap, And Tuck-Tourniquet)”

  1. patrulje says:

    It looks like an innovation that will save lives.

    j.

  2. Mike Nomad says:

    While they are a much better way to go, functionally vs. a windlass type, there is one condition under which I’m not so sure about a self-apply: Wet. As in bloody.

    Time to whip up some Kensington Gore…

  3. Marcus says:

    Works well, even when wet and bloody. Tried it on a shift on ambulance. If you’re from Europe check also swat-t.eu, there are more videos.

    • Mike Nomad says:

      Thanks for the first hand account (sorry). Really dig on the ability to double-dip for compression bandages. Doesn’t look like it will be much bigger than the TK-4s I currently pack. Not sure about the future: I’ve heard that TK-4s are supposed to be changing, most notably the length of the band.

  4. PbLead says:

    I don’t know how I would feel about this. I work with explosives and a big problem is amputation due to blast which leaves a nasty stump. I’m not sure this little guy would stop the bleeding entirely.

  5. Fox says:

    Read the case reports on the SWAT-T site. Might change your mind. Tourniquet that can become a pressure bandage? I’ll take ten.

  6. Kawika.357 says:

    Can you apply it with one hand?

  7. Kawika.357 says:

    nevermind. Just watched the video and saw the one hand application. I would have to get one and try one handed applications to see for myself.

  8. Jason says:

    Sounds great! I had a few reservations but the Q&A and video pretty much laid those to rest.

    I dunno how they stick but if it works when wet, bloody, or dirty, I don’t feel bad about dropping it by accident, dusting it off, and sticking it back on again.

    That it doubles as a pressure bandage and probably does a better job than Israeli bandages or regular old gauze rolls or cravats is just added bonus. Kinda wanna see these implemented in civilian EMS…..someday lol.

  9. Clay says:

    Might buy a few to pack as pressure vz Dave’s and keep as seconds to a traditional tourniquet

  10. crosshairs says:

    What is the difference between this as standard Therabands? Looks just like it other than the markongs.