“The Emergency Bandage functions as a compression bandage over the wound under the pressure bar, and in a tourniquet-like fashion by using the closure bar as a windlass in the same manner as a combat medic would improvise a tourniquet.”
“The Emergency Bandage has been the bandage of choice for the U.S. Army and the Special Forces for >7 years. It is utilized in all levels of medical care and is to be carried in the individual first aid kit (IFAK) of every army Soldier.”

Shipman: Pressure Applied by the Emergency/Israeli Bandage. Military Medicine, 174, 1:86, 2009.