ARS for Needle Decompression (14 gauge x 3.25 in.) 

Item#: ZZ-0056 NSN#: 6515-01-541-0635

  1. Strong, reliable needle/catheter: 14 gauge x 3.25 in.
  2. Rugged needle/catheter protective tube
  3. Easy ID textured twist top with handy clip
  4. Easy-open container for quick access
  5. Capless flash chamber for immediate confirmation of needle placement
  6. Convenient, compact size

Price: $9.99

Product Details

  • Rescue Human Factors®
  • Made In America
  • NTOA: National Tactical Officers Association
  • Latex Free
  • CE Mark
Item #: ZZ-0056
NSN #: 6515-01-541-0635
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New & Improved

For the upgraded ARS® for Needle Decompression from North American Rescue, the best minds in the field were applied to the best available data. The result? Our patented design improves the probability of success when managing casualties who present with signs and symptoms of a tension pneumothorax.

To achieve this end, we participated in a two-year collaboration with pre-hospital providers. We continuously analyzed data obtained from ongoing combat operations for patients whose symptoms suggested a collapsed lung (difficulty in breathing, chest drains, etc.). We applied the Analytical Thinking, Evidence-based Medicine and Human Factors engineering model to identify inherent survival stress behaviors.

Then, North American Rescue went one step further. We incorporated failsafe characteristics into the product design. For example, an easy-open container protects the needle from damage during deployment. Also, we removed the flash cap from the needle system to allow immediate confirmation of placement.

  1. SEL#: 09MS-02-THOR

Special Features:

  1. Strong, reliable needle/catheter: 14 gauge x 3.25 in.
  2. Rugged needle/catheter protective tube
  3. Easy ID textured twist top with handy clip
  4. Easy-open container for quick access
  5. Capless flash chamber for immediate confirmation of needle placement
  6. Convenient, compact size
  7. U.S. Patents D595,847 and 001002372-0001, Patent(s) Pending

Dimensions:

  1. Packaged: L 5.7 in. x W 0.7 in. x 0.8 in.
  2. Needle Size: 14 gauge x 3.25 in.
  3. Weight: 0.6 oz
All NAR videos are conveniently available for download here.

  1. Memorandum. Department of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General. Management of Soldiers with Tension Pneumothorax. 2006
  2. John J. McPherson, MS, David S. Feigin, MD, and Ronald F. Bellamy, MD, FACS. Prevalence of Tension Pneumothorax in Fatally Wounded Combat Casualties. J Trauma. 2006;60:573–578.
  3. Eckstein M, Suyehara D. Needle thoracostomy in the prehospital setting. Prehosp Emerg Care. 1998; 2:132–5.
  4. Britten S, Palmer SH. Chest wall thickness may limit adequate drainage of tension pneumothorax by needle thoracentesis. J Accid Emerg Med. 1996; 13:426–7.
  5. Wound Data and Munitions Effectiveness Team (WDMET) study prepared by the Army Material Command, stored at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda MD, Access controlled by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
  6. Barton ED, Epperson M, Hoyt DB, Fortlage D, Rosen P. Prehospital needle aspiration and tube thoracostomy in trauma victims: a six-year experience with aeromedical crews. J Emerg Med. 1995;13:155–163.
  7. Ludwig J, Kienzle GD. Pneumothorax in a large autopsy population. Am J Clin Path. 1978;24 –26.
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