Last month we had some articles about the heat and the humidity as well. This month we are going to focus a bit more on conducted energy weapons (aka Tazers – but it is a brand name so I’m trying to be generic)

These have been in the news recently in conjunction with individuals that have been taken into custody and had a bad outcome while being restrained as well. As medics, we need to be familiar with the devices and the way that they operate and the potential complications that we might see if asked to assess a suspect who has been “taken for a ride”
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
This is another small chunk of the topics for the certification examination.
My long term goal is to have all the TEMS Medics on all the above teams certified as Tactical Paramedics by the BCCTPC (Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification) within the next 12 months. You can learn more about this at this site: https://www.ibscertifications.org/roles/tactical-paramedic
Everyone have a good month, stay safe.
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