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#290759 - 10/04/18 02:52 PM S.T.A.T. Tourniquet
Montanero Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1401
Loc: North Carolina
Since some think it is too quiet in here, I will ask if anyone has any experience with they tourniquet:
S.T.A.T. Tourniquet

It looks interesting.

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#290760 - 10/04/18 04:05 PM Re: S.T.A.T. Tourniquet [Re: Montanero]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4911
Loc: SOCAL
Nice. What is the “Proprietary bullet resistant material” mentioned? Kevlar? What is the significance of bullet resistance in a tourniquet? The timer activates automatically; does it reset automatically?
Quote:
...FEATURES
1. Timer
Timestrip timer starts counting once activated ( No Batteries required).
2. Precision Tightening
Tighten in 2 millimeters increments.
3. Visible Instructions
Familiar intuitive design that anyone can apply without prior training.
4. Releasable Lever
Highly visible release lever used to remove tourniquet once victim arrives for surgery.
5. Locking mechanism
Automatic self-locking mechanism.
6. Bullet Resistant
Proprietary bullet resistant material, tourniquet re-seals itself after being shot with a Bullet.

7. Safety Release Cover
Safety for release lever so tourniquet doesn't release during transport.
8. Finger Loop
Allows for extra grip while applying.


Speaking of TQ’s. At work yesterday I noticed one of the usual wall-mounted FAK’s had a SWAT TQ in its wrapper sitting on top where it would be easily found. I hadn’t seen that before. TQ’s need to be used early and left in place until EMT’s/Paramedics/Medics/Corpsman arrive and do their own assessment.

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#290761 - 10/04/18 04:11 PM Re: S.T.A.T. Tourniquet [Re: Montanero]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2944
Loc: USA
It looks neat. If CoTCCC looks like they’ll approve it, I’ll try it out. But the only TQs that I carry or put into kits are CoTCCC approved. I thought the SAM XT would be, but it hasn’t yet.

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#290762 - 10/04/18 04:23 PM Re: S.T.A.T. Tourniquet [Re: Montanero]
Montanero Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1401
Loc: North Carolina
Yes, I am skeptical of the bullet resistance claim. The ratchet/zip tie locking system and the structure looks easy to use, and it will close down enough to use on small diameters, such as children's extremities. I just ordered a couple to test. We will see. Any volunteers to get shot?

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#290763 - 10/04/18 04:30 PM Re: S.T.A.T. Tourniquet [Re: Montanero]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 129
The only method I've heard of for self healing plastics, is that there are veins within, holding two liquids. When they're broken the two liquids combine into a gel that eventually hardens.
But that doesn't sound appropriate for a tourniquet.



Edited by Ren (10/04/18 04:30 PM)

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#290764 - 10/04/18 10:02 PM Re: S.T.A.T. Tourniquet [Re: Montanero]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 110
Loc: Iowa
I saw an article on this last week and had to agree with the author (and the sentiment here) that it is an interesting idea but needs some 'real world' approval before I trust it. One criticism may be it doesn't have a windlass and all other approved (near as I know) tourniquets have one to ensure the correct compression / tightness.

I will be very interested in your appraisal and what you think of it too.

On the note of seeing an 'addition' to the defibrillator and/or first aid kit of a tourniquet - good idea! Another idea, not yet implemented in our offices, is to add a Narcan / Naoloxine kit in too as it can be a factor in an emergency call - especially in corrections environments where there is fairly easy access to 'outside' contraband. We are talking about adding them to the defibrillator cabinets.

Paul -


Edited by pforeman (10/04/18 10:04 PM)

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#290767 - 10/05/18 08:24 AM Re: S.T.A.T. Tourniquet [Re: Montanero]
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1728
I wonder if it supplies enough pressure being; what looks like a big fancy ziptie?
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