At North American Rescue, our roots run deep and wide in the world of tactical medicine and rescue. Our business was built from the ground up on the vision and experience of seasoned military medics seeking to fill the equipment gaps commonly encountered in the field of operation. Since then, we have continued to broaden our vision to include other invaluable first responder perspectives such as prehospital healthcare providers in civilian law enforcement, emergency medical services, and community public safety initiatives. This first-hand reality fosters a unique insight into the extreme challenges and evolving requirements of tactical medicine and rescue for the entire prehospital team both on the battlefield and the homefront.
The patented C-A-T® is a true one-handed tourniquet proven to be 100% effective by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research. Tests proved that the CAT completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage. The Gen 7 CAT utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The CAT’s unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.
Introducing the newest bandage in our proven series of Emergency Trauma Dressings (ETD). This ETD consists of a 4 in. resilient elastic wrap with sewn-in extra large 8 x 10 in. sterile non-adherent pad ideal for applying immediate direct pressure to larger areas. Engineered using data from over sixty-three after action reviews (AAR) of real-world battle dressing applications, the 8 x 10 in. ETD also features a durable securing device and innovative Quick-Grip Roll Control configuration which facilitates a rapid, controlled, and extremely effective application process in the most demanding of conditions. The ETD is also suitable for use as a sling and swath for the arm, a secure fastener for an extremity splint or for any other function that requires an elastic wrap.
The Rescue Task Force Vest Kit combines state-of-the-art ballistic personal protection along with life-saving, battlefield proven medical equipment from North American Rescue. This ideal solution was designed for EMS, Fire-Rescue and Law Enforcement personnel performing medical operations in response to Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents (AS/MCI). Developed for rescue personnel working in the Direct and Indirect Threat areas of AS/MCI’s, the Rescue Task Force Vest Kit provides rescuers with a personal protective ballistic vest combined with the essential medical equipment to provide immediate point-of-wounding care to injured casualties in accordance to Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines.