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Figure 3

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Figure 3: Self-application to an arm

3A: Place the tourniquet over your arm and secure it by perpendicular pulls so the buckle doesn’t jam or prematurely lock. Twist the windlass until the bleeding stops and then lock the windlass in place—usually two to three twists.

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Figure 3: Self-application to an arm

3B: Place the remaining strap through the windlass safety and then secure the Velcro safety strap in place over the windlass if you use a CAT.