G. For small extremities, continue to
H. Grasp the windlass strap, pull it
adhere the Self-Adhering Band around
tight, and adhere it to the Velcro
the extremity and over the windlass rod.
on the windlass clip.
I. CAT applied and casualty ready for transport.
Figure 5-6. Applying the Combat Application Tourniquet to a wound on the arm.
The second tourniquet may need because the body part below the joint (the
forearm or leg) has two bones. The presence of two bones increases the
difficulty of collapsing the artery completely. The body part above the joint
(arm or thigh) has only one bone; therefore, the artery is easier to compress.
e. Pull the free running end of the Self-Adhering Band tight and securely fasten
it back on itself (figure 5-6 C, D). Do not adhere the band past the windlass clip.
The friction adaptor buckle is not necessary for proper CAT application to an
arm. However, it must be used as added protection when
using two hands to apply the CAT to a leg. To use, route the Self Adhering
Band strap through the friction adaptor buckle (figure 5-7). This also
prevents the strap from loosening during transport.