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Thom Dick

has been involved in EMS for 43 years, 23 of them as a full-time EMT and paramedic in San Diego County. He's currently the quality care coordinator for Platte Valley Ambulance, a hospital-based 9-1-1 system in Brighton, Colo. Contact him at boxcar_414@comcast.net

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Vocal Cords Glow in Black Light

Vietnam trauma assessment inspires new kind of laryngoscope.


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A Safer, Smaller Ambulance

JEMS columnist explains his safer, smaller ambulance design.


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Suction Catheter Saves Fingers

A new suction catheter invented by a paramedic can keep your fingers from getting bitten when clearing a patient’s airway.


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A Thank You Goes a Long Way

In these tough times, a little courtesy can have a greater impact than you realize.


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Clean Floors: A little fun for a serious world

Having a sense of humor and encouraging fun in the EMS workplace just might save your sanity when the going gets rough.


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