Tactical emergency medical services: an emerging subspecialty of emergency medicine.

@article{Heiskell1994TacticalEM,
  title={Tactical emergency medical services: an emerging subspecialty of emergency medicine.},
  author={L E Heiskell and Richard Carmona},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={778-85}
}
Law enforcement agencies are recognizing the need to have emergency medical care available at the scene of any incident involving tactical operations. The potentially volatile and dangerous atmosphere surrounding tactical operations is conducive to severe injury to officers, hostages, suspects, and bystanders. This mandates the immediate availability of basic and advanced life support services. However, a purely traditional approach to emergency medical services in the tactical environment may… CONTINUE READING
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