tourniquets have become a standard item in advanced trauma response
kits. Proven in combat and civilian life-saving situations, the use of a
windlass tourniquet in the presence of a severe hemorrhage injury can
keep someone alive. However, most windlass tourniquets are either
complicated to use or too expensive to afford.
The RTK uses
the proven, patented design of the Military Emergency Tourniquet
Generation III to create an easy-to-apply, cost effective windlass
tourniquet that does not compromise on effectiveness. Made in the US
from high-strength materials such as aircraft-grade aluminum and
high-stress nylon, the RTK can exert over 200 lbs. of force around a
limb area to stop or slow a major hemorrhage.
packed with instructions for use, the RTK comes ready for use out of the
pack. Simply loop the tourniquet around the limb, pull the strap tight,
wind the aluminum windlass until the blood slows, then use the two red
securing straps to hold the windlass in place.