Rats tq

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I'm like Tim. I only wear shorts when in the swimming pool.



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Same here, and when working out.

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I can not remember wearing shorts at anytime in my life , unless you call underwear shorts.

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UPDATED list of CoTCCC-Recommended Limb Tourniquets as of 06 MAY 2019.

Over the past year, the Committee on TCCC has conducted a comprehensive review of commercial limb tourniquets. After careful review using specific criteria, the recommended list of tourniquets is now available. The review criteria and specifics on each tourniquet will be published soon in medical literature.

Access or Download the list at https://deployedmedicine.com/market/31/content/100 or the mobile app “Deployed Medicine”.

Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Gen 7
NSN: 6515-01-521-7976
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic Combat Application One-Handed 37.5" LG 1

Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Gen 6
NSN: Use of CAT Generation 6 is acceptable until life-cycle replacements to gen 7.
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic Combat Application One-Handed 37.5" LG 1

Ratcheting Medical Tourniquet -Tactical (RMT-T)
NSN: 6515-01-527-3841
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet, One Handed Burke Device Tactical

NOTE: The RMT Civilian models are not CoTCCC-recommended for military use.

SAM Extremity Tourniquet (SAM-XT)
NSN: 6515-01-670-2240
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic 25S

SOF Tactical Tourniquet – Wide (SOFTT-W)
NSN: 6515-01-587-9943
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic Nylon Strap 1.5” Wide Nylon Strap for BR
NOTE: The original 1” SOFTT is removed from the CoTCCC Recommendations.

Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT)
NSN: 6515-01-656-6191
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet

TX2” Tourniquet (TX2)
NSN: 6515-01-667-6027
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic TX2 Ratcheting One-Hand Coyote

TX3” Tourniquet (TX3)
NSN: 6515-01-667-6208
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic TX2 Ratcheting OD Green

PNEUMATIC LIMB TOURNIQUETS

Emergency Medical Tourniquet (EMT)
NSN: 6515-01-580-1645
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Pneumatic Single-hand application fits upper and lower
NOTE: not recommended for JFAK, but considered for medics, evacuation platforms and Role I/II/III teams primarily for TQ-replacement, conversion, or prolonged application.

Tactical Pneumatic Tourniquet 2” (TPT2)
NSN: 6515-01-656-4831
DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Pneumatic Slide Fastener
NOTE: not recommended for JFAK, but considered for medics, evacuation platforms and Role I/II/III teams primarily for TQ-replacement, conversion, or prolonged application.

Joint Trauma System (JTS) / Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC). The CoTCCC is the branch of the JTS focused on the standard of care for prehospital battlefield medicine. The JTS is the Department of Defense Center of Excellence for Trauma providing clinical practice guidelines and performance improvement for all levels of military trauma care.

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RATS TQ was evaluated and rejected.

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That’s ok. Cuz it sure as hell works for me. And many more in the field.

Test things yourself instead of reading about it. You’ll learn a lot more. Maybe you have, and it’s not for you. That’s cool to. There still in business so it must be doing something right.

Being in the private protection sector we can’t wear tons of bulky gear.

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Remember, the only thing that’s bad about the rats is that it’s basically a thick bungee. The thin design “could” cause damage more then the wider design of the others. Ya gotta look at why, not just cuz they said so. Know the limitations of all your gear. If the person even carries it, cuz thats90% if not more of the ppl I know. They never have medical supplies on em

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If you want a slimmer and smaller profile then a CAT, look at the SOFTT-W and how to flat pack it.

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I say if you have it, carry it, if you need to use it then do. As a guy that almost bled out of my arm in a roll over. I didn't care if there would have been more damage to the arm before a belt was applied as a TQ, I had figured I was losing the arm already and after about a min and the ride to the ER I started to think I was not going to make it. Being alive is better then all the things that could be worse. Most TQ will not work on pets or kids so a Rats may keep them alive. I now have C.A.T and rats that I carry. No mater what you use if you save the life of a person then good on you.

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Was going to add but it’s been said. I’d never carry the RATS. I carry a SOFT-T W every day flat folded. Even with shorts! There are shorts with cargo pockets people!

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Thanks for all this info.
I have just ordered a couple of SOFT-T Ws from Amazon.

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Thanks Tim for the wealth of information on this subject. I learned a lot from this.

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Just get a Recon TQ, it's what a CAT should be....at a much better price point.

CoTCCC does not test anything, they read evaluations and studies of others to make their determinations. Needless to say...what makes the cut to even be looked can get a bit political.

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