Figure 2-5. The Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT).
Figure 2-6. Properly used Improvised tourniquets.
METHODS OF CONTROLLING BLEEDING
During the care under fire phase, the first thing you should look for is significant
bleeding. If you are in doubt of the significance of the bleed, apply a tourniquet
immediately and assess it later when you have more time. The body's natural
mechanisms may not be able to control the bleeding. A casualty who is losing blood
rapidly may die unless the bleeding is stopped. When severe bleeding is discovered,
stop your survey and take measures to control bleeding.