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Peter Canning, Paramedic, RN

Peter Canning, the EMS Coordinator at UConn John Dempsey Hospital, has worked for more than 25 years as a 911 paramedic in the greater Hartford area. He is the author of “Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine,” “Rescue 471: A Paramedic’s Stories,” and a new nonfiction book about the heroin epidemic, “Killing Season: A Paramedic’s Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic.”

Educating patients at the highest risk for suffering a fatal overdose