The Save Tourniquet. The enemy of a Class 3 hemorrhage is time, and complexity adds time. The SAVE Tourniquet® was engineered by using human factor design principles, beginning with the need to reduce “workload”. Workload is measured in a multitude of variables, but the most common includes the amount of cognitive oversight a skill needs to be completed, and the number of steps (micro-skills). Workload is also measured by the nature of the motor skills (gross, fine, complex, tracking) needed to accomplish the task. The SAVE Tourniquet® was engineered to be simple, as the application is a combination of gross motor skills. In this case, the SAVE Tourniquet® is applied accordingly; Push the buckle until snapped in place. Pull any slack out of the strap. Push down reel into a pre-locked position. Turn the reel (most commonly 3 times) to the right, or until bleeding stops. Pull up on the reel to release or reset tension.