How It Works
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 efficiency during patient movement in conned space rescue, drags, and hasty extraction.
What’s more, the AAJT is lightweight and compact, and can be applied in as quickly as 45 seconds even by personnel with no formal medical training.