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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.
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