SWAT-Tourniquet (SWAT-T) - Tourniquet, Pressure Dressing, Elastic Bandage
The SWAT-T is an innovative, ultra-compact and economical rubber bandage that wears many hats. The SWAT-T can perform as a Tourniquet, Pressure Dressing, or Elastic Bandage, making it an extremely effective and versatile light weight addition to your trauma kit. The keep it simple principle at its best, Stretch, Wrap, and Truck, the SWAT-Tourniquet has simple methods of application for each role.
The SWAT-T features an innovative visual diagram with instructions on the bandage itself. This diagram acts as a tension reference guide for quick and easily application, letting you know when the bandage is creating enough pressure to perform as a tourniquet, or a pressure dressing.
Tourniquet: Stretch and wrap your SWAT-T until the diagram on the bandage indicates that enough pressure has been applied to act as a Tourniquet, or until bleeding stops, and then tuck to maintain pressure.
Pressure Dressing: Simply stretch and wrap the SWAT-T around the wound and over your dressing as you would any other emergency bandage, then tuck. Tucking the end of the SWAT-T under itself after wrapping will maintain pressure on the dressing and wound.
Elastic Bandage: A versatile elastic bandage which can be used to hold ice or dressings with adjustable pressure, act as a sling, stabilize a twisted ankle or knee, or hold an object to a limb acting as a splint by using the stretch, wrap, and tuck method.
The SWAT-T is a versatile Light weight, compact, and affordable tool that no trauma kit should be without.