Designed by a former Operator/Medic, the SWAT-T in Rescue Orange is a simple, multi-use medical device designed to treat a variety of life-threatening injuries.
S - Stretch
W - Wrap
A - And
T - Tuck
T - Tourniquet
The SWAT-T can and should be used as a pressure dressing - when hemorrhage is controlled or for venous and capillary oozing. Place your sterile dressing (or standard gauze / hemostatic dressing) then wrap the SWAT-T around the area of injury. You can then tuck or tape the end, which will maintain pressure on the wound (preventing further contamination and re-bleeding). If the endpoints are met on the dressing you may have a tourniquet and should check for good blood return in the extremity (pulse and capillary refill), or you risk the complications associated with all tourniquets.
- Easy to learn and train
- Multi-function first-aid device that can be used for haemorrhage control or even holding ice next to sprains
- Simple to use
- Can wrap over gauze or hamostatic agents
- Compact, lightweight and economical