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PRECARIOUS DELIVERY

By Audrey Fraizer Stefana Dershko has a naturally calming influence. Someone could be trapped in a car following an accident, trying to control bleeding after a fall, or—as in the most recent incident—assisting in a breech delivery, and she is at her ultimate comfort level giving instructions. Dershko likes people. She likes figuring them out,

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IN THE STRESS OF TIMES

By Jim Lanier How did you become so invested in the issue of 9-1-1 stress and resiliency? Like many others 25-plus years ago, I came from the old school of public safety stress management: Suck it up and move on. As a field responder, 9-1-1 dispatcher, and calltaker, I got my fair share of mental

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BYSTANDER CPR

By Audrey Fraizer Sudden cardiac arrest is not an isolated event. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home. While effective bystander CPR provided immediately after cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, only 32% of

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