ACEP‘s Tactical Emergency Medicine Section

Tactical Emergency Medicine

The Mission of the Tactical Emergency Medicine Section (TEM) is to provide a forum for physicians and others who have an interest or expertise in Tactical Medicine. Section members can share information and help others in ACEP and external organizations to develop and maintain expertise in this unique and challenging subspecialty. The key goal is to enhance section member’s abilities to competently provide tactical medical support for those professionals involved in high threat law enforcement tactical operations and military special ops, and provide life-saving medical interventions for anyone in need at training or critical incidents in our communities.

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Featured News

May 4, 2022

Perspectives on Excited Delirium and Ketamine

One of the article links shared in this quarter’s ACEP TEMS newsletter, “Perspectives on Excited Delirium and Ketamine,” offers a psychiatrist’s point of view on excited delirium (ExDS).

May 3, 2022

2021 Law Enforcement Officer, Line of Duty Deaths – the Impact of COVID-19

U.S. law enforcement is a dangerous job. Unexpectedly, an infectious disease, COVID-19, is the newest threat to officers. Data from 2020 and 2021 show a marked increase in LODDs because of COVID-19.

May 3, 2022

Tactical Ten for Medical Integration

Active shooter and mass casualty events are present and not declining. Civilian medical providers arrive rapidly to a major event with multiple injuries, but due to factors outside their control, the ...

What is Tactical Medicine?

Tactical Medicine, or Tactical Emergency Medicine, is the medical specialty that involves the services and emergency medical support necessary to preserve the safety, physical and mental health, and overall well-being of military and law enforcement (SWAT) special operations (tactical) personnel and others at the scene of critical incident deployments and training.

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Start a “Stop the Bleed” program

The "Stop the Bleed" campaign is designed to provide civilians with the knowledge and tools to help control severe bleeding. Find out how you can help start a "Stop the Bleed" program in your local community.

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Until Help Arrives 

The average person isn’t prepared to be a first responder in the aftermath of a storm, car crash, active shooter or other crisis.

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