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The Retention Clip virtually eliminates any risk of the windlass accidentally releasing after the tourniquet has been applied by locking the windlass in place. It makes the windlass easier to secure in one-handed applications, resulting in a faster application time, and doubles the security of the device in combination with the tri-ring during patient movements.
The lengthened windlass makes securing the windlass in the clip and tri-ring easier, increasing the effectiveness of the dual retention system. It still maintains its distinct conical ends while being machined from a single piece of aircraft-grade aluminum bar stock and anodized to minimize the product’s signature in a tactical environment
The Quick-Compression Buckle, added to the tourniquet last year, allows for smoother buckle manipulation due to its rounded edges. This also allows for easier one-handed application and overall faster application time.
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The Gen 4 is built upon its original ruggedness and durability, which was the result of an exhaustive 24-month research initiative compiling end-user research and laboratory studies. The tourniquet is comprised of high-strength, lightweight alloy components. Its design allows the tourniquet to slide over a limb or, if the limb is trapped, the tourniquet can be rapidly disconnected and reconnected around the limb without rethreading the strap. With one application method for both the arm and the leg, the SOF® Tourniquet Gen 4 is the easiest tourniquet to operate under stress, which can lead to reduced levels of blood loss and ultimately better quality patient care.
The Gen 4 still maintains its true 1.5” tourniquet strap, providing a wider compression pattern than most standard tourniquets or tourniquets with a 1” constricting band moving through a 1.5” sleeve. The wider compression pattern results in additional arterial compression and increased patient comfort.
Additionally, each tourniquet is shipped with two UV-resistant black rubber bands for mounting to your individual equipment.
The SOF® Tourniquet Gen 4 is one of only two windlass tourniquets approved for use by the Department of Defense, approved for use by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and the tourniquet of choice for the American Red Cross. It has a history of reliability from elite military operators around the world to the largest police departments in the country to fire and EMS paramedics on the streets to civilians in everyday public places just trying to be prepared.
These customers chose the SOF® Tourniquet because it was the best option on the market.
U.S. Patent 8,303,620 and D649,642 and 7,776,064
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