TASER Barb Removal

Purpose: EMS personnel may be requested to assess patients after TASER deployment, and/or to remove TASER barbs lodged in someone’s skin. This procedure has been approved for Paramedic-, Intermediate-, and Basic-Level EMS providers. Be aware that secondary injuries may result from falls sustained after the device has been deployed. Subjects should not be dazed or confused following device deployment. The patient may require additional restraint as defined in the Medical Direction Team’s Policy and Procedure section.

Assessing Patients Following TASER Deployment:

Barb Removal