Considered one of the most important items in a medical kit, Scott Witner helps you understand the application of tourniquets in his article “Watch: Tourniquet How To Use Them”. The author goes on to explain a type of tourniquet and the importance of using a tourniquet and stop gaps in order to effectively reduce or stop the bleeding.
- The medical training I recently had was part of a two day pistol course with Kyle Defoor. Not only did he discuss the importance of tourniquets, but he also demonstrated how to properly ‘pre-load’ the CAT tourniquet, where to apply it, and how to apply it.
- What do I mean about a stop gap? A stop gap that Kyle showed us was to put your knee as high up on the leg in the pelvic area and put your weight into it.
- Kyle has a-lot of respect for 18 Delta’s (Army SF Medics) and Air Force PJ’s because of their medical expertise. He also recommended Dark Angel Medical for quality medical kits and training.
“He also discussed the importance of being able to improvise a tourniquet and stop gaps you can implement to reduce bleeding until you get the tourniquet on.”