Standing Orders With Dr. Tan: More than dodging bullets

Tactical medicine medics should be able to treat the team's full range of injury, from dehydration to musculoskeletal injuries, like sprained ankles

Tactical medicine medics should be skilled not just in ballistic injury, but also in musculoskeletal injuries, like sprained ankles, and team health.

In this episode, Dr. David K. Tan, MD, EMT-T, FAEMS, discusses what to look for in a tactical emergency medical support school, common injuries sustained in training and operations, and unique aspects of "team health" that the TEMS provider must consider.

Dr. Tan is a member of the EMS1 Editorial Advisory Board, president of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and associate professor and chief of EMS in the division of emergency medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. 

Read next: EMS in the warm zone: Tactical medicine inter-agency training

This article was posted June 30, 2011. It has been updated.

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