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Bodycam analysis: How providers can ‘stop the fight’ with agitated patients

In this episode, our co-hosts break down bodycam video from the City of Dallas after a patient died while in police custody during a Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance transport

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On this week’s podcast, our co-hosts analyze bodycam footage released by the City of Dallas after a patient died in police custody while being transported in the back of a Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance. According to a Dallas police deputy, the patient “became quiet and started to lose vital signs” while en route, and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Listen as our co-hosts break down the video and share tips for handling a similar situation.

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