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By Ron Wenzel
Tactical Combat Casualty Care involves three objectives: treat the casualty, prevent additional casualties, and accomplish the mission.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2006)
By Williams, George T.
Without question, the public safety mission when responding to the Active Shooter is to save innocent life. For those agencies and officers who have been through this horrible event, you understand the frustrating problems you encountered. If not, there is information you need to assist in your life-saving response.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2014)
The rules have changed on tourniquet use. Always carry a tourniquet, one that is easily accessed and protected from the elements. Know how and when to use it. Always carry a good hemostatic agent. The life you save may be your own.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2014)
By Eugene Nielsen
Hemostatic agents are compounds that promote clotting, and they have become increasingly popular in TEMS. These compounds, which all work in slightly different ways, are designed to stop or slow the bleeding quicker than traditional direct pressure alone.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2014)