NTOA endorses and supports the incorporation of a well-trained and equipped Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) element into all tactical teams. Tactical Emergency Medical Support is the provision of preventative urgent and emergent medical care during high-risk, extended duration and mission-driven law enforcement special operations.
The ability of TEMS providers to develop medical threat assessments, render immediate medical care in austere environments, and provide logistical support will further the health and safety of law enforcement personnel and reduce the incidences of injury, illness, disability and death associated with training and tactical operations.
TCCC Guidelines with NTOA TEMS Section Chair comments.
TEMS Section Chair: Jason Pickett, MD, Austin/Travis County (TX) EMS