Most fulfilling project I've worked on
Created a strangulation pocket guide for Idaho police officers.
Trigger warning I was asked to create a small laminated guide by Cpl. Sherri Cameron, the leading expert on strangulation, domestic violence, and stalking in Southern Idaho. After months of back and forth with Sherri, our printer, and other stakeholders, I finally ordered the first 700 cards for distribution to officers in the Treasure Valley. The guide was designed to be as readable as possible with specific strangulation symptoms highlighted in the perfect shade of lime green so officers could read the card at night or in low-light conditions. Those green words were the symptoms of strangulation that had high rates of mortality. If a victim exhibited these signs, they needed to get to the hospital within the hour. In intense situations, officers have difficulty remembering all the signs and symptoms of acute strangulation. Most think of petechiae (bruising of the neck) as the main indicator, but there are many more insidious signs that are often overlooked (raspy voice, nausea, drooling). Victims can unexpectedly pass away within 24 hours if they are not treated at a hospital. The card enabled officers to show victims that their symptoms required immediate medical support. This helps victims get the medical assistance they need and it gives DV professionals a method of separating a victim from an abuser for the night. Statistically, if officers are unable to take a perpetrator into custody, there are higher rates of lethality after they leave.Full story
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