|CTOMS Tourniquet Pouch |
|Opened pouch- notice the Pull Tab|
Armed professionals should carry a tourniquet within the ‘Diver’s Triangle’. The diver’s triangle is the area between the shoulders to the belt buckle. That way, no matter what position you are in, it is easily accessible for rapid self-application. It should be stored ready for one handed application in a dedicated marked tourniquet pouch that protects the tourniquet from the elements, UV degradation, and dirt. This, also, ensures a standardized location and a viable tourniquet readily available for buddy application.
|A sharp upwards tug |
and the TQ is clear of
the pouch ready for use...
|Ensure when stowing your tourniquet, you thread the pull tab webbing through the guide sewn to the inside front of the pouch and trap the trailing end of the pull tab between the hook and pile of the TQ pouches flap.|