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What Is And Is Not A Marine Specification Tourniquet

What Is And Is Not A Marine Specification Tourniquet

July 07, 2018 0 Comments

Marine Tourniquet

Marine Tourniquet

Marine Tourniquet Definition: 

A tourniquet designed, engineered, and manufactured for use in marine environments. 

Marine Tourniquet Requirements:

PH Scale Maritime Tourniquets

  1. Marine Materials withstand repeated, and high volume exposure to the following with little to no deterioration:

UV Rays

Weather

Mildew

Saltwater

Sand

High Temperatures

Low Temperatures

Chemicals

Stainless Steels, or other marine alloys

Marine Thread

  1. Marine thread required due to high exposure to the above. Use of thread other than marine places the user at risk of stitching failure, and TQ failure.

Is.

Polyester or other marine threads

Not.

Kevlar, nylon, cotton, or similar threads are not conducive to marine exposure.

Mini Amphibious Tourniquet with Bite Strap

  1. Designed to be applied rapidly one-handed(A bite-strap reduces TQ application time, and is a must have for maritime and aquatics)

Is.

Has Bite-Strap

Not.

Does not have bite-strap

  1. Non-Slip. Water and body fluid saturation requires hydrophobic materials to grip the injured persons limb:

Is.

A non-slip material like neoprene does not lose strength or resilience in water.

Not.

Windlass bars that require high amounts of force with stable / static foundations are not conducive to marine environments. Your TQ should be able to be applied rapidly in the water. Twisting a bar with the limited

Ratcheting Marine Buckle

  1. Simple, gross-motor compression mechanism such as a Ratchet:

Is.

Ratchets operated with lifting components that require little force for mechanical advantage and can be applied in dynamic, unstable environments.

Not.

Windlass Tourniquet

Windlass bars that require high amounts of force with stable / static foundations are not conducive to marine environments. Your TQ should be able to be applied rapidly in the water. Twisting a bar with the limited range of wrist motion complicates TQ application in marine environments, which means higher amounts of blood loss and greater risk of hypovolemic shock, and death.

  1. All stainless steel ratcheting system. The use of any steels other than stainless steel places the user / injured at risk of TQ failure due to material compromise.

Is.

All Stainless Steel or acceptable marine alloy

Not.

Powder coating of steel is not to marine specification

RMTRMT

  1. Multiple fail-safes of at least 3x. Marine environments are dynamic, and require more movement.

Is.

3x or more fail-safes built into design. For example: cinching component to remove slack, attaching component to prevent slippage, self-locking marine ratchet, and additional security component

Not.

Anything less than 3x fail-safes

 

Which Tourniquet meets all of the Marine Specification requirements?

Marine Tourniquet

The OMNA Marine Tourniquet ™ is the only Tourniquet designed, engineered, and manufactured for marine, maritime, amphibious, boat, or ship operations / environments. 

 




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