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SOF® Tourniquet Overview & Application Demonstration with Skinny Medic

Skinny Medic Teaches Tourniquet Application

Please note that this is a quick product demo. For official training and more details, you can visit TMS University.

One-Handed Application with the New SOF® Tourniquet

Step 1: Place the tourniquet at least 3" above the injury site.

Step 2: Remove all slack.

 

Step 3: Rotate the tourniquet into your workspace so that it is easier to work with and ensure that the Slack Indicator Wedge is not visible.

Step 3: Turn the windlass until all bleeding stops.

Step 4: Place the windlass into the Retention Clip (TRAC).

 

Step 5: Lock the end of the windlass into place with the Tri-Ring Lock.

Leg Application with the New SOF® Tourniquet

Step 1: If you are going to disconnect the buckle, flip the buckle forward, towards the windlass, and twist it out from under its clasp.

Step 2: Slide one end under the natural bend of the leg and reconnect the buckle, making sure that the tourniquet is at least 3" above the injury site.

Step 3: Remove all slack from the tourniquet and ensure that the Slack Indicator Wedge is not visible. If needed, rotate the tourniquet into your workspace.

Step 4: Turn the windlass until all bleeding stops.

Step 5: Once the bleeding stops, place the windlass in the TRAC system and lock the end of the windlass into the Tri-Ring Lock.

About Skinny Medic

Dietrich, also known as @SkinnyMedic, gives a preview of the SOF®-T’s feature upgrades and overviews how they are useful for both one-handed and two-handed applications. The new Slack Indicator Wedge, Rugged Buckle, and Performance Compression Band allows for smoother and faster application times for controlling life-threatening extremity bleeding in any tactical environment.

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