Every Second Counts.
As a first responder or medic, you know this. You know every second — and every drop of blood — can mean the difference between life and death. You also know junctional injuries and pelvic-area bleeding pose incredible challenges for emergency medical personnel.
Traditional tourniquets are ineffective in junctional areas and can cause additional tissue damage. Internal bleeding can go undetected. And the inability to control bleeding can rapidly lead to death.
You Can Stop the Bleeding.
In 45 seconds. Even if you have no medical training, you can save a limb. You can save a life. With the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet (AAJT).
The most studied, field-tested, and proven device of its kind on the market, the AAJT is the only junctional tourniquet to have saved human life in upper and lower hemorrhage. The only one. Which is why every first responder, medic, and emergency team must have access to this device. Without it, people will die.
It’s just that simple.
Effective at Junctional Sites.
Sure, there are other junctional tourniquets out there. But the AAJT is the only one to provide stable and complete occlusion of blood flow to the lower extremities, upper extremities, and pelvis. It is the only single device for all junctional bleeding and the only device indicated for pelvic bleeding.
We’re not just saying that. It’s FDA cleared for junctional and pelvic bleeding. Plus, we’ve got data. Real human research and independent international validation that supports its safety and efficacy at every application site.
Upper and LowerThe AAJT is the ONLY junctional tourniquet to have saved human life in upper and lower junctional hemorrhage.
Junctional Hemorrhage SitesIt is FDA cleared for all junctional hemorrhage sites (axilla and inguinal placements) and can remain on for up to four hours in these locations.
The AAJT compresses the abdominal aorta when applied at the mid-abdomen to control bleeding in the pelvis, groin, and legs.
A Must-Have for First Responders.
Anyone who provides emergency medical services should have this device on their person. Period. Law enforcement officers and tactical medics should have access to the AAJT in high risk situations. Civilian and military medical and emergency personnel absolutely need it. Truth is, this device needs to be anywhere there is the potential for trauma, and anywhere trauma is treated. Because it saves lives.
AAJT is currently used by:
- The U.S. Military
- City, county, state, and federal agencies
- Militaries of foreign countries including England, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Spain, Ecuador, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and others
How it Works.
Small, compact, and lightweight, the AAJT is a circumferential device that utilizes a belt, windlass, and pneumatic pressure to compress the aorta or the arteries supplying the groin or axilla. The belt and windlass together greatly increase the stability of the compression. The pneumatic, wedge-shaped bladder provides focused pressure to safely compress major arteries and control blood flow.
It enables lower tissue pressure for increased comfort and decreased risk of secondary tissue and nerve injury, and has no effect on critical diaphragm movement during application.
The device has demonstrated the ability to stay in place and maintain efficacy during patient movement in confined space rescue, drags, and hasty extraction.
Civilian Orders U.S. Pre-hospital | Trauma Center | Law Enforcement
Emergency medical personnel with access to an AAJT are fully equipped to stop preventable death in patients with severe upper and lower junctional hemorrhage as well as bleeding pelvic fractures. The AAJT is a must-have bleeding control device for the treatment of penetrating or blunt trauma with difficult to control hemorrhage. And the low cost of the device makes it an affordable — and invaluable — purchase for departments and organizations of any size. If budgetary constraints are an issue — and they can be at times — we have a flexible leasing option available, as well. Compression Works provides in-servicing, training and clinical support for agencies and departments of any size.
Military Orders U.S. Military | Federal Agencies
The AAJT is pre-approved to be ordered using a national stock number (NSN) for military procurement. It’s on GSA schedule for purchase through Chinook Medical Gear and Speer Operational Technologies. It also can be purchased direct or through prime vendor contracts with Cardinal Health and Owens & Minor.