Compact Severe-Injury Kit Features Advanced Tourniquet
(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 08, 2015 ) Clearwater, Florida -- First Aide Shoppe, makers of high-end and specialized first aid and emegency kits and equipment, announced today that their ResQue 1st Trauma Kit features a compact, quick-use tourniquet known as the SWAT-Tourniquet. SWAT stands for Stretch Wrap And Tuck, an acronym that has added meaning due to the relevance of the tourniquet and its usage in the Special Weapons And Tactics community.
"This is a compact tourniquet that's designed to be used quickly and easily," says First Aid Shoppe COO, Anna Loehwing. "It was developed for the military and special forces community, and spread to emergency response and now we've got it in our kit for civilian use."
The SWAT-Tourniquet deploys quickly and is designed to stop arterial bleeding. It can be applied high in the armpit or groin area. It is featured in the ResQue 1st Trauma Kit With SWAT-Tourniquet, along with the QuikClot Advanced Clotting Sponge. QuikClot employs a hemostatic (blood clotting) agent approved for use by the US Department of Defense, and is proven to clot serious bleeding injuries at the point of the wound. These two items have been combined in the ResQue 1st Trauma Kit With SWAT-Tourniquet to provide a single solution for any serious bleeding injury.
"After resuscitation blood loss is the next most serious thing you need to see to," says Ms. Loehwing. "This kit is intended exactly and only for that. It's small, just a little over half a pound, and it's got the key items you need to treat any sort of serious bleeding injury, stabilize the victim and either get them to professional help or keep them alive until help can arrive."
In addition to the QuikClot sponge and SWAT-Tourniquet the ResQue 1st Trauma Kit With SWAT-Tourniquet contains bandages, gauze, antiseptic wipes, gloves and other items needed for wound care. It comes in a sturdy, blue nylon bag for easy stowage.
The ResQue 1st Trauma Kit With SWAT-Tourniquet is available on Amazon.
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