childbirth

LUCKY HAT-TRICK

There were no spare shoelaces or balls of string in the car, and dad couldn’t leave the car to flag down a motorist in hopes of borrowing a stranger’s shoelace.

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COFFEE TO GO, PLEASE

A Denver 911 Communication Center EMD uses the MPDS' Childbirth Protocol to help a mother deliver her child in the most unlikely of places—a coffee shop.

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JIANGYIN SURPRISE

Dispatcher Wu Ye with the Jiangyin Emergency Center in Jiangyin, China, calmly and professionally used the MPDS' diagnostic breathing tool to assist in the delivery of a healthy baby boy on June 26. Wu Ye has an excellent track record using the MPDS to save lives and going out of her way to excel in her position.

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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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