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

October 18, 2021

Letter from the Chair

Letter from Tactical Emergency Medicine Section, Dr. John Wipfler, MD, FACEP

October 18, 2021

Supplements & The Tactical Athlete: Brief Update

Supplement use is common among competitive and recreational athletes. This is also true when working with the tactical athlete. In order to ensure mission safety and success, as well as peak health an...

October 18, 2021

Pre-Hospital Use of Ketamine in the Combative Patients

NAEMSP recently hosted a timely webinar: Pre-Hospital Use of Ketamine in the Combative Patient.

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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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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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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