An officer from Texas recently wrote in to tell us about their second save with a SOF®T-Wide Tourniquet in law enforcement. The officer has previous experience with tourniquets on the battlefield and has also participated in TCCC training. Another great example of work in the field by LEOs highlighting the need to carry the right gear and know how to use […]
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A U.S. Army veteran was bleeding profusely from his arm after the truck he was riding in flipped over. He attempted to use a makeshift tourniquet but was too weak to tighten it, and none of the bystanders had a commercial tourniquet. Thankfully, two U.S. Border Patrol agents happened upon the scene. The agents applied a SOF® […]
Do commercially available tourniquets work on kids? Yes, they do. The youngest child we have had reports on of a successful pediatric tourniquet use was a 4-year-old girl in Dallas who had been shot twice in the leg. Read more here: https://www.crisis-medicine.com/do-commercially-available-tourniquets-work-on-kids/.
TacMed is excited to announce a brand licensing partnership with the American Red Cross that will supply the SOF® Tactical Tourniquet Wide to the country’s leading provider of first aid training. Red Cross instructors teach valuable lifesaving skills to an average of 9 million people every year. With hemorrhage control initiatives spanning from the The White House to local communities, this partnership will […]
We received the following tourniquet save story from someone with the Edmonton Police Service in Canada: “Used a SOFTTW tourniquet tonight on a victim with massive trauma. My first TQ application in Canada.”
Very happy to hear that the SOF®TT-W was put to good use over the weekend by EMTs in Des Moines, Iowa… Our goal is to provide high quality equipment to all types of first responders so they can do their jobs most effectively and save lives: “I would like to say THANK YOU to your company for playing a part […]
Powerful perspective from the first two paramedics to arrive at the Pulse Nightclub shooting: https://www.thetrace.org/2017/06/orlando-shooting-anniversary-pulse-nightclub-first-responders/. Their frequent participation in simulated emergency medicine competitions allowed them to think and react quickly in the chaos. By the end of the night, they had applied tourniquets, performed double-needle decompressions, and transported 13 patients with life-threatening injuries to the hospital […]
A New Jersey police officer recently let us know about his use of a tourniquet on the leg of a 13 year old. The boy was struck by a freight train and lost his leg about mid-shin. Two officers dressed the wound while a third applied his SOF® Tactical Tourniquet Wide. The victim was then […]
We are excited to release the SOF® Tactical Tourniquet Wide with its new quick-compression technology buckle! Designed with customer feedback in mind, the new buckle improves the tourniquet’s functionality and overall application time while maintaining its superior reliability. Learn more at our website here!
Happy to hear a customer testimonial from a double SOFTT-W use in the field. “Used two of your SOF-TT-W tourniquets last night on a double amputee and potentially saved the victim because of their application. Had never applied them before, was shocked how easy they were to apply and were immediately effective…. I made the investment in […]