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The RapidStop® Tourniquet relies on key technologies to achieve rapid, intuitive and easy one-hand self-application. Application is even faster when a responder uses both hands to apply the tourniquet to a patient.

The RapidStop® Tourniquet achieves full occlusion reliably and rapidly and is appropriate for controlling haemorrhage for injuries to both the arms and legs. It is ideal for all sectors from the military to first aid.

The RapidStop® Tourniquet is different from other brands of a tourniquet and works with a ratchet system rather than a rotary windlass which can be hard to use. It comes in three types, an orange or black for responder use and a blue version for training.

To use the RapidStop® Tourniquet, place it around the limb, pull it tight then use the ratchet to apply the pressure.

You can find more information and order the RapidStop® at www.first-aid-online.co.uk or calling 01206 809538.

  • IPOSi Unit three LO3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4