The CAT Tourniquet is able to effectively used one-handed and has battle-tested in many theatres of combat around the world.
The U.S. Army Institute of Research stated the CAT Tourniquet to be 100% effective and is recommended by the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care,
- Any traumatic injury, to prevent death due to life-threatening haemorrhaging in wounds amenable to treatment with a tourniquet
- Any life-threatening venous or arterial bleeding which is uncontrolled by standard management
- To stop major haemorrhaging when the cause or location cannot be immediately determined, or when the provider is required to manage other patients or situations