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The Tactical EMS / TEMS topic area gives officers all the relevant news and information they need to keep up to date on this ever-changing element of critical injury care and medical response. Self-care, buddy care, and basic life support functions like burn treatment and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) are among the most important areas of knowledge a cop must have.
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RISE Award nominee: Under pressure, decorated cop is calm, collected hero Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: Under pressure, decorated cop is calm, collected hero

Agent Richard Clements has demonstrated his ability to stay cool under immense pressure in several scenarios - Full Story

Videos

Why every cop should carry a tourniquet

Doug Wyllie Police One Editor in Chief interviews Van Postell about the importance of having tourniquets readily available to officers.

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Video: Maine trooper helps rescue driver who overdosed

The trooper found the driver unresponsive after pulling him over on the highway - Full Story

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Police: Baltimore man should've received medical care before transport

Police: Baltimore man should've received medical care before transport

The department's acknowledgement came at a news conference after a week of intense scrutiny - Full Story

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SWAT medic creates trauma bag for active shooter situations

The bag is designed to be used by a non-medical person during an incident where EMS can’t immediately access the injured due to scene safety restrictions - Full Story

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Trooper reconnects with trainer who saved his life

Trooper reconnects with trainer who saved his life

The trainer rushed to his side when he collapsed while running on the treadmill - Full Story

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Video: Off-duty Nev. officer saves choking toddler

The officer ran into a nearby store where the parents had carried the boy, who couldn't breathe - Full Story

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SAM Medical introduces the SAM Junctional Tourniquet

SAM Medical introduces the SAM Junctional Tourniquet

The medical device is intended for high level hemorrhage control - Full Story

Videos

Cardiac arrest management: Compressions

Adriane Stefansen, a paramedic and field training officer in Ventura County (CA), discusses how officers can manage cardiac arrest victims. This condition is fairly common, so it is important officers understand how to perform basic aid to cardiac arrest victims.

Videos

Cop explains how he used utility strap as tourniquet

An Akron police officer said he went into "reaction mode" when he quickly turned a utility strap from his cruiser into a tourniquet and saved the life of a boy with a severed leg after a horrific collision with a speeding motorcycle.



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Tactical EMS / TEMS Columnists

Issues in Tactical EMS Issues in Tactical EMS
with Samuel Getz
Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence