TDSHS Under Sunset Review
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission and four other human service-related agencies – including the Texas Department of State Health Services – are under review this year in preparation for the 2015 legislative session. Visit the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission website
for more information, and review the TDSHS self-evaluation report
. TETAF submitted a letter
to the commission at its Feb. 19 organizational meeting.
Receiving TETAF’s Communications?
Due to ongoing problems with the email distributor of the monthly TETAF Update, TETAF will switch to a new vendor with the March newsletter. Watch this space for an announcement of the new vendor and the IP ranges that should be whitelisted within your facility. If you aren’t on the distribution list, register now
With turnover in positions, it is difficult to keep TETAF’s database accurate. If you change jobs or your email address changes
, please be sure to notify TETAF’s Elizabeth Shumaker
. Don’t miss out on important information!
Upcoming Educational Events
March 3 -- TOPIC, Arlington
March 5-7 -- Neuro ICU Symposium, Houston
May 5-7 -- STRAC Conference, San Antonio
May 14 -- TOPIC, Austin
May 22 -- Advanced Burn Life Support, Dallas
May 29-30 -- 2014 Austin Trauma & Critical Care Conference, Austin
Aug. 20 -- TOPIC, Austin
March 5 – TETAF General Meeting conference call @ 10 a.m.
April 2 – TETAF General Meeting conference call @ 10 a.m.
May 13 – TETAF Division Meetings, Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin @ 4:30 p.m.
May 13 – TETAF General Meeting, Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin @ 5:30 p.m.
May 14-16 – GETAC Meetings, Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin
Click here to view current and past GETAC webcasts
Drug shortage Powerpoint
Welcome to the Texas EMS Trauma & Acute Care Foundation Website. The Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created to further develop the Texas EMS, trauma and acute care systems. TETAF’s mission is to minimize the human suffering and economic cost created by health related emergencies, traumatic injuries and crisis events in Texas.
Save the Date: Sept. 26
TETAF’s Acute Care Division is planning a major conference to highlight innovations in both cardiac and stroke care. The event will be Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Lost Pines resort near Bastrop. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this conference. Read more
Just Drive Social Media Campaign Launched
TETAF has launched a social media campaign as part of the Just Drive injury prevention initiative. Like us on Facebook at: Just Drive TETAF and follow us on Twitter: @JustDrive_TETAF. Check out the social media guide
to learn how you can help spread the work via social media. Read more about the campaign and how to get involved and access campaign materials.
Texas EMS & Trauma System Day Rescheduled to August
Due to hotel scheduling conflicts, Texas EMS and Trauma System Development Day is being rescheduled for August, to coincide with the August Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council and TETAF meetings. TETAF and Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas are inviting EMS, trauma and acute care providers to share research posters and ongoing agency activities. Registration information will be available soon.
Need Stroke CE?
TETAF’s Acute Care Division
provides information about online and in-person continuing education related to stroke care.
TETAF Minutes - February 11, 2014
TETAF Agenda - March 5, 2014
TETAF Update - February 2014
TETAF Agenda - February 11, 2014
TETAF Minutes - Janurary 8, 2014
TETAF Update - Janurary 2014
TETAF Agenda - January 8, 2014
TETAF Budget Review Minutes - December 12, 2013
TETAF Minutes - November 23, 2013
TETAF Update - December 2013
TETAF Agenda - November 23. 2013
TETAF Minutes - October 2, 2013
TETAF Update - November 2013
TETAF Revised Ballot
TETAF Update - October, 2013
Strategic RAC Initiative
TETAF Minutes - August 20, 2013
TETAF Agenda - October 2. 2013
TETAF Update - September 2013
TETAF Agenda - August 20 2013
TETAF Update - August 2013
TETAF Update - July 2013
TETAF Legislative Report on the 2013 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature