Tactical Emergency Medicine

Welcome to 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

October 17, 2022

Medical Response in Two Active Shooter Scenarios

After Action Report Analysis of the Aurora Century 16 Theater Shooting and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

October 14, 2022

Tactical Medicine Conferences and Training

Calendar of Events

October 14, 2022

Photo Essay – John Wipfler, MD

Tactical medicine photographs and the stories that go with them. This is dedicated to the law enforcement personnel in our world, who protect and keep us safer.

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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Tactical Emergency Medicine Section members may send an email to all members of this section via our online engagED community.

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