Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Book review
Tactical emergency medicine
  1. Rob Russell
  1. Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Rob Russell, Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Institute of Research and Development, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ, UK; SenLecEM.ADMEM{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007, Philadelphia PA USA, pp 352, IBSN-13 978-0781773324, £79, Edited by Schwartz, McManus, Swienton. .

Tactical emergency medicine offers a wide range of fascinating insights into an area of medicine in America which, though possibly familiar from the film or television screen, has yet to be fully explored in the UK. While medical aspects of military operations are familiar to some, the tactical environment is also taken to include support to the police and other civilian agencies. Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) is offered as part of some emergency medicine residency programs, with graduates going on to act as the directors of tactical medical programmes. TEMS is a challenging task, and this book clearly brings out the level of organisation and preparation required to achieve a good standard.

The initial part of …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.