Clawson Immobilization Straps
A great new idea in the field of rapid treatment in preparation for transport. The CIS has many, many uses. Constructed of heavy duty Cordura, the CIS is covered with shag Velcro on both ends and has a stretch panel in the center.
Uses for the CIS include....
- Arm Stabilizer
- Brace for broken ribs or shoulder injury
- Wrap with a SAM Splint
- Pelvic Girdle
- Device to hold a backsplinted patients feet together or arms in place
Uses for the CIS are limited only by your imagination! Sold in pairs, the CIS measures 35" X 4" and stows neatly in your pack.
I have used Clawson straps on ski patrol for over 5 years and they are a great tool for multiple purposes. My only suggestion would be to offer them in two lengths - including a longer one (about 50% longer) since the existing size is too short to be a swath on larger people (who represent a growing segment of the population).