Q & A

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS

Will it stop all blood flow on all sizes of limbs?

Yes, when properly applied, the HALO Tourniquet will stop all blood flow on limbs within the normal human anatomical range  

Will it work on big thighs?

Yes, when properly applied, the HALO Tourniquet will work on thighs up to 29” in circumference.

Statistically any limb larger than 25″ in circumference will require more than one tourniquet.  Is this one better or worse than others in terms of stopping blood flow on muscular or obese patients?

The HALO Tourniquet is wider than most tourniquets at 1.75” wide. Therefore when properly applied it is more likely to stop all blood flow than narrower tourniquets.

How quickly can it be put on?

The HALO Tourniquet can be applied in 10-12 seconds as demonstrated in the time comparison video. It’s simple to use even in low light or no light conditions.

– Will it work when I try to apply it to myself with slippery, blood-covered hands while I go into hypovolemic shock?

The HALO Tourniquet requires less fine motor skills and fewer steps to apply than any other available tourniquet. HALO’s locking strap is a special hook design that is twice as strong as standard hook. And its fine weave loop on the main strap is less likely to allow sand and mud to interfere with adhesion. 

– Will it stay tight during the rough handling of a patient evacuation?

When applied properly, the HALO Tourniquet will not loosen during rough handling of a patient, especially when the secondary main strap locking tab is used.

Will it stay on during aggressive movement in a fight?

When applied properly, the HALO Tourniquet will not loosen during aggressive movement while in a fight. Especially when the secondary main strap locking tab is used.

Will it rigorously resist environmental conditions such as rain, snow, ice, and mud?

Every component of the HALO Tourniquet is custom designed to resist the most aggressive environmental conditions. Every component was tested in -20 degrees F to 120 degrees F and proved to have a 4 to 1 factor of safety.

How much pain does it create for the patient when applied?  A narrow tourniquet band usually causes more pain than the wider versions.

The HALO Tourniquet is wider than most tourniquets at 1.75” wide. Therefore when properly applied it is more likely to stop all blood flow than narrower tourniquets.
Therefore when properly applied it requires less pressure to stop all blood flow. Therefore it creates less pain and less nerve damage to tissue. 

– Will it resist bright sun light and heat (which regularly degrade plastic)?

Every component of the HALO Tourniquet has UV resistant additives or coatings to minimize the effects of sun damage.

– Will a long duration application cause any nerve or tissue damage?

The HALO Tourniquet is wider than most tourniquets at 1.75” wide. Therefore when properly applied it requires less pressure to stop all blood flow. The result is less pain and less nerve damage to tissue. 

– If the tourniquet is applied incorrectly due to stress or poor training, will it cause the patient further harm?

While training is critical with any medical device, if the HALO is applied incorrectly by means of applying it to loosely, the blood flow will not stop. This is easily corrected by removing the lever locking tab and tightening the main strap, then re-activating the lever. If the HALO is put on too tight the lever is not likely to turn over. This is easily corrected by loosening the main strap slightly and re-activating the lever.

– Will it work while wearing full kit gear, in low light and no light?

 The HALO Tourniquet can be applied in 10-12 seconds in full kit gear and/or with gloves on. It’s simple to use even in low light or no light conditions.

Can it be used with flight gloves, MOPP gloves, shooting gloves, and cold weather gloves without affecting performance?

 The HALO Tourniquet can be applied in 10-12 seconds in full kit gear with gloves on. It’s simple to use even in low light or no light conditions.

Additionally, both locking tabs are equipped with easy-grab labels designed to make the strap end available for gloved hands.