The Exit RPA (Reliability, Peacefulness & Availability) Test for the Korean Method
On the RPA test, the method scores relatively well, making it well worth a second look and, in certain circumstances, it may be a lifesaver (or, rather, the only life-ender available!).
Reliability depends on technique (and practice) and for this reason rating has been kept low at 6/10
Peacefulness is listed as 8/10. Devices that apply pressure specifically to the carotid sinus are more comfortable (peaceful) than the simple full tourniquet. Similarly, the easier the means of applying pressure, (eg. by inflation) the more peaceful.
The method is readily available. Rating 5/5. Preparation is complex 1/5.
Undetectability can vary. Rapid pressure application and the removal of the strap leaves to few obvious signs. Slow partial carotid compression though is obvious. Rating 2/5.
Speed is good 5/5, There is no risk to others 5/5 and storage is indefinite 5/5.
Total: 37 (or 74%) * Note: The existing ‘RP’ test is currently being rewritten. The new ‘RPA Test increases the importance of ‘Availability’ to 10 Points. This will significantly improve the