Key Contacts Needed for Legislative Session
The 2015 Texas legislative session is underway and 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 Courtney DeBower.
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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, contact TETAF’s Kathy Clayton
With turnover in positions, it is difficult to keep TETAF’s database accurate. If you change jobs or your email address changes, please let us know. Don’t miss out on important information!
Upcoming Educational Events
Trauma Care After Resuscitation
- May 26-27, Lubbock
Pediatric Care After Resuscitation
- May 28-29, Lubbock
- June 17, Tyler
Panhandle RAC Trauma Conference - July 8, Amarillo (Save the Date)
EMS Instructor Course Level I
- July 10-12, Fort Worth
2015 EMS Evolution
- Aug 3-5, Montgomery, TX
Sharper Coding for Trauma
- Aug 10-11, Austin
TETAF Injury Prevention Symposium (TIPS)
- Aug 17, Austin
- Aug 19, Austin
JPS Health Network Fifth Annual Trauma Symposium - Oct 16, Fort Worth (Save the Date)
TETAF General Meeting Call
Wednesday, June 3
TETAF General Meeting Call
Wednesday, July 1
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.
Draft Rules Posted for Perinatal Advisory Council Meeting
Draft rules have been posted and will be discussed at the Perinatal Advisory Council meeting, Monday, June 1 at 10:30 am. Draft rules can be found
. Visit the HHSC website
for meeting location and details.
DSHS Approved Medical Directors' Course FREE Through Aug. 31
A DSHS approved Medical Director's Course is available
for free online
for a limited time. From now through Aug. 31, all medical directors and interested EMS providers qualify for this complimentary course.
TETAF to Offer Trauma and Injury Prevention Symposium Course
TETAF will again offer a Trauma and Injury Prevention Symposium (TIPS) on Aug 17 in Austin. This one-day seminar is designed for physicians, nurses, injury prevention coordinators, registrars and other personnel working in the field of injury prevention. The sessions and speakers will provide valuable information to help all levels of designated trauma centers implement a coordinated, multidisciplinary evidence-based approach to injury prevention or enhance existing programs. Registration
is now open.
Just Drive Social Media Campaign
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 Agenda - May 13, 2015
TETAF Minutes - April 1, 2015
TETAF Update - May 2015
TETAF Update - April 2015
TETAF Agenda - April 1, 2015
TETAF Minutes - March 4, 2015
TETAF Update - March 2015
TETAF Agenda - March 4, 2015
TETAF Minutes - February 18, 2015
TETAF Minutes - February 4, 2015
TETAF Agenda - February 18, 2015
TETAF Update - February 2015
2015 Public Policy Priorities
2015 RAC Funding Fact Sheet
TETAF Minutes - January 7, 2015
TETAF Agenda - February 4, 2015
Day at the Capitol Agenda
TETAF Update - January 2015
TETAF Agenda - January 7, 2015
TETAF Minutes - November 22, 2014
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