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SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet Officially Recommended by U.S. DOD


May 7—SAM Medical, a company working in the pre-hospital, trauma care market, announced today its SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet (SAM XT) has been recommended by the U.S. Department of Defense's Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC).

“We are very pleased by the CoTCCC’s decision to include the SAM XT in its recommendations of limb tourniquets,” commented Randy Reed, President of SAM Medical. “Independent studies have shown that the SAM XT is an excellent solution in both military and civilian applications for controlling serious limb bleeding. Having only been on the market for two years, we believe this CoTCCC recommendation is yet another testament to the quality of world class and innovative medical devices brought to the market by SAM Medical.” 

“Approximately 40 percent of trauma-related deaths are due to bleeding or its consequences, making uncontrolled bleeding the most common cause of preventable death,” said Kyle Sims, Director of New Product Development for SAM Medical. “By increasing awareness of bleeding control methods and encouraging more citizens to train on a range of bleeding control devices means more people are prepared to take life-saving action. We are honored that the SAM XT—the tourniquet available to protect our soldiers on the battlefield and everyday citizens at home—is being recommended by the CoTCCC.”

The SAM XT provides military, EMS, law enforcement and other medical professionals, as well as the general public, with rapid application and tourniquet strap slack control in emergency medical situations. Simply click, twist and secure for a life-preserving tourniquet application. To understand all of the features and benefits of the SAM XT, and to watch videos of the SAM XT in action, please visit  

Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the press release above belong solely to the company/vendor/author and do not necessarily reflect those of EMS World or HMP.

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