Key Contacts Needed for Legislative Session
In preparation for the 2015 Texas legislative session, TETAF needs to identify “experts” who can provide knowledge and expertise during committee hearings. In addition, identification of EMS/trauma/RAC stakeholders who have personal relationships with legislators is needed. Please complete TETAF’s Legislative Contact Information sheet
and return it to Dinah Welsh
before Jan. 15.
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In effort to improve communications, TETAF has switched to a new email vendor, MailChimp. If you have stopped receiving TETAF's emails for some reason, please add @inbound.mailchimp.com to your address book/safe senders list; if that doesn't fix the issue, please ask your IT staff to whitelist MailChimp's IP addresses. 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 Kathy Clayton
. Don’t miss out on important information!
Upcoming Educational Events
Dec. 15 - Texas Heart Attack Coalition Conference Call Meeting
Dec. 17-18 – RAC Development Meeting, San Antonio
Jan. 7 – TETAF General Meeting Conference Call @ 10 a.m.
Feb. 17 – EMS/Trauma Day at the Capitol
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.
EMS Coordinators Course Applications Due Jan. 30
Applications are being accepted for the 2015 EMS coordinator course, scheduled June 16-18 in Austin. Applications
must be submitted by close of business on Jan. 30. Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Selected students will be contacted on or around March 6.More details about the course and application submission process are available at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/CoordinatorCourse.shtm
Dec. 15 Deadline to Submit Trauma Surveyor Application
TETAF is accepting applications for both nurse and surgeon trauma surveyors. Interested individuals should complete an application electronically
through close of business Dec. 15. Submit the information to Brenda Putz
. Selected candidates must complete the TETAF Trauma Surveyor training course in February 2015 and two observation surveys at their own expense. The time commitment to be a trauma surveyor is significant and includes pre-survey preparation, travel, on-site survey and review time as well as post survey report preparation. A commitment of no less than two days is required for each survey. Additionally, mandatory half-day surveyor continuing education and training is required twice a year in conjunction with GETAC meetings.
Promote Safe Driving During Holiday Season
During the holiday season, TETAF encourages Regional Advisory Councils and trauma and emergency health care providers to submit articles to local media – and use social media – to promote safe driving. News releases related to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays have been posted on TETAF’s Just Drive page
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.
Need Stroke CE?
TETAF’s Acute Care Division
provides information about online and in-person continuing education related to stroke care.
TETAF’s Trauma Division
has posted links to the Society of Trauma Nurses’ trauma lectures
. Files including presentations, self-assessment tests and answer keys and references in four areas: general concepts, clinical concepts, single systems and unique populations.
TETAF Update - December 2014
TETAF Minutes - August 19, 2014
TETAF Agenda- November 22, 2014
TETAF Update - November 2014
PAC Use of RACs
TETAF Update - October 2014
TETAF Agenda - October 1, 2014
TETAF Update - September 2014
TETAF Minutes- June 4, 2014
TETAF Agenda- August 19, 2014
TETAF Update - August 2014
TETAF Update - July 2014
TETAF Letter to Sunset
TETAF Update - June 2014
TETAF Agenda - June 4, 2014
TETAF Minutes - May 14, 2014
TETAF Update - May 2014
TETAF Agenda - May 14, 2014
TETAF Minutes - April 2, 2014
TETAF Update - April 2014
Letter to the Sunset Advisory Commission
TETAF Agenda - April 2, 2014
TETAF Minutes - March 5, 2014
TETAF Update - March 2014
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