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The Strengthened Individual Combat Hybrid Tourniquet – (SICH TQ) is a new breed bleeding control tourniquet designed to work under the most arduous conditions (wet, covered in blood, in snow-bound, sub-zero and extreme heat temperatures. Its design intricacies allow fast one-handed applications and it has been tried and proven under battle conditions in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Central and, South America.
SICH-Tourniquet (Strengthened Individual Combat Hybrid Tourniquet) is a strengthened hybrid of two famous tourniquets. It is achieved by using metal strengthening components.
Due to aluminum furniture and special patented adhesive tape, integral structure, and telescopic platform, this unique tourniquet stood under double pressure and worked successfully even being dirty from bleeding, from any grease or oil, and it didn’t lose its efficiency at extremely low or high temperature (-40 / +50). The tourniquet did not impact soft tissues at its application. Moreover, it can easily be applied with just one hand.
SICH-TOURNIQUET SHARES FEATURES OF SEVERAL POPULAR DEVICES, IT IS DESIGNED TO SAVE LIVES!
Our special patented form of triangle enables quickly and securely to fix the windlass rod and the tail of the strap
In summer 2015 the independent consumers and experts (doctors, volunteers, and military people) have conducted extensive testing of tourniquets made by famous Ukrainian producers of those times. Based on the results of testing, SICH-Tourniquet occupied the first place and later it became the official tool for individual packs in the Military Forces of Ukraine, which were packed according to NATO standards, and for packs of Ukrainian National Guard and Police.
The history of tourniquets testing is enriched with new events.
At the end of 2017, the volunteers of Wilni UA Ukrainian Charity Fund initiated and organized a detailed examination of Ukrainian and American tourniquets. Based at Ukrmetrteststandard State Company (the company is worldly certified), the qualified employees and instructors of TSSS conducted an extensive examination of reliability, performance, and stability of modern tourniquet samples. Without any exaggeration, it should be stated that there were not any similar tests in Ukraine and, in particular, in the world.
In the course of testing the specialists studied tourniquets capability to keep relatively constant pressure effecting on any limb (350-300 mmHg) for two hours under the following conditions and in such modes:
Considering the results of testing, SICH and CAT7 had the best features, but SICH showed better results at low and high temperature.
One of the most famous medical protocols of pre-hospital aid in combat conditions was developed by the Department of Military Medicine of the USA in 1996 (TC3 — Tactical Combat Casualty Care). According to this protocol, one should make the following:
1 – stop critical bleeding.
A — Airway.
В — Breathing.
С — Circulation.
D — Disability.
Е – Exposure (additional examination, heating).
The protocol prescribes:
A TOURNIQUET IS THE FIRST AND MOST EFFECTIVE DEVICE FOR BLEEDING CONTROL.
Tourniquet application and vascular occlusion are the most important operations among all the actions for controlling bleeding from the “great vessels”.
The tourniquet and necessary skills save the life of military personnel on any battlefield, and many of the new generation mechanical tourniquets (SICH, CAT, SOF-T) are applied successfully within 10-30 seconds individually with just one hand.
The methodology of tourniquet application may vary from product to product, but the general rules are relatively constant:
Tourniquet application does NOT equate to or lead to limb loss. Although there is such a risk, if the applied tourniquet is not removed for a long time and blood circulation in the limp is not restored. The period of time allowed for stopping blood circulation in the limb depends on many factors (physiology, the temperature of the environment, applied force and compression area).
There is a 2-hour window taught to military medics in where they should make all attempts to convert the tourniquet to a pressure dressing, this is generally a safe window to do so. After this window, the potential for reperfusion injury is there and any further attempts to convert a tourniquet should be done in the proper facility or via direct medical staff guidance. In most cases, the limb is lost not because of the applied tourniquet, but, mainly as a result of the initial injury. Projectile traumas followed by major bleeding caused by extensive injuries of soft tissues, great vessels, cartilages and bones. The high kinetic energy of bullet slug or a piece of mortar bomb produces missile wounds, and there are secondary wounds of great vessels and limbs breaks.
In the case of gunshot wounds, it is very important to consider the nature of wounds, if it is а through-and-through or blunt wound. It is conditional upon the fact the exit wound can be found far from the entry point, therefore improper assessment or diagnostics can be the reason for critical bleeding and death of a wounded person at transportation.
Military conflicts in different corners of the world are not going to disappear, that is our nature. However, efficient tools in soldiers’ medical boxes along with weapon and diplomacy strengthen the position of some states at the international political arena. That’s why the developed countries pay their attention to the improvement of available devices for medical pre-hospital emergencies. This is how revolutionary instruments such as these are born!
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