ARS® Decompression Needle
ARS® Decompression Needle
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    ARS® Decompression Needle


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

      To achieve this end, ARS® participated in a two-year collaboration with pre-hospital providers. ARS® continuously analyzed data obtained from ongoing combat operations for patients whose symptoms suggested a collapsed lung (difficulty in breathing, chest drains, etc.). ARS® 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. ARS® incorporated failsafe characteristics into the product design. For example, an easy-open container protects the needle from damage during deployment. Also, ARS® removed the flash cap from the needle system to allow immediate confirmation of placement.


      • Rugged needle/ with catheter protective tube

      • Easy-open container for quick access featuring easy ID textured twist top with clip

      • Capless flash chamber for immediate confirmation of needle placement 


      • Weight | 0.6 oz

      • Dimensions | 5.7 in. x 0.7 in. x 0.8 in.

      • U.S. Patent Number | D595,847 | 001002372-0001

      • SEL # | 09MS-02-THOR

      Learn More

      ARS for Needle Decompression Educational Paper

      ARS for Needle Decompression Product Information Sheet

      ARS for Needle Decompression Instructions


      *By ordering Rapid Medical First Aid Supplies you warrant that you have the required training and authorization to use the medical supplies contained within. Rapid medical assumes no liability for their misuse.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 5 reviews
      Great products, good prices, and fast shipping!

      Highly recommend the rapid TQ as an addition an existing kit or as a primary unit. The EDC kit has everything you need to treat a GSW or puncture wound. Two is one and one is none ;) just buy it.

      Mark Hymer
      Great service

      Placed order and received products promptly. Company kept me informed of delivery status.

      Isaac Cutrer
      Solid product

      Solid product, peace of mind. Fast and friendly company.

      Stephen Bolin

      ARS® Decompression Needle

      Richard Thatcher
      This is an item that I hope I never need.

      Nicely packaged and ready for quick use.