Code Blue: The Expanding Field of Tactical/Battlefield Medicine

Keegan Bradley


Tactical Medicine is an evolving subspecialty involving a combination of proven pre-hospital medical care paired with operating procedures of law enforcement. From the ancient battlefield to modern medicine, tactical medicine continues to transform and is increasingly utilized by law enforcement and emergency services personnel. This article gives a basic insight into the field of tactical medicine to current utilizations in many situations around the world. The article demonstrates the adaptability of the tactical medicine for use by many different levels of law enforcement, as well as the ongoing evolution for future application.

Keywords: battlefield, paramedic, physician, tactical medicine, TCCC, TECC, TEMS,


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[JLE] ISSN 2161-0231 (Online)

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