When a medic dies

How to let each other know that a fellow medic has died and process the death collectively

When a friend and colleague suddenly passed away, Ginger Locke, reached out to Christa Stedman, Austin-Travis County EMS public information officer (PIO) to discuss how to share the tragic news with fellow medics.

In this episode of The Medic Mindset Podcast, Stedman and our host, Ginger Locke, BA, NRP, sort through the thought-process about sharing tragic news and how to collectively process when one of our EMS family dies.

Stedman outlines guidelines on delivering the right information, to the right people, at the right time, in the right way.

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