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From the Streets to the Battlefield: EMS Meets Combat Medicine

For combat medics assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command, the prehospital setting is an invaluable learning environment. In this episode, assistant editor Valerie Amato chats with Ricky Ditzel, a DOD flight paramedic and former combat medic, about his experience training with Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) at Cooper Univ. Hospital (NJ) EMS and trauma center staff to prepare for deployment. 

 

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