In this episode of the Medical Author Chat podcast I talk to EMT Tawnya Silloway about the Line of Duty Death Handbook. Tawnya organized and wrote the handbook after she became involved in the National EMS Memorial Service and was unable to find an EMS specific resource on planning for and managing a line of duty death (LODD). A primary emphasis of the handbook is keeping the patient’s family involved. During the writing process Tawnya discusses the importance of involving other people from allied agencies to learn from their experiences and resources to create a well-rounded handbook. Tawnya is contemplating an addendum or 2nd edition that will discuss the formation and role of an EMS Honor Guard.
We also discussed Tawnya’s involvement in the Sentinmental Journey program for hospice patients.
Tawnya’s efforts were recognized with an EMS 10 Award for 2011. Read her award profile.
- email email@example.com
- LODD Handbook
- National EMS Memorial Service
- Sentimental Journey AMR Video
- Sentimental Journey Ambulance Model Project