Sunset Advisory Commission to Meet Aug. 13
The Sunset Advisory Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 in Senate Finance Committee Room located in Room E1.036 of the Capitol Extension. The agenda indicates that the commission will make decisions about the following agencies:
• University Interscholastic League
• Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
• Department of Family and Protective Services
• Department of State Health Services
• Department of Aging and Disability Services
Meeting materials are available on the commission’s website. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet at http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php
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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
Aug. 18-19 -- TCAR, Lubbock
Aug. 18-19 -- Trauma Registry Reports & Excel Course, Austin
Aug. 20-21 -- PCAR, Lubbock
Aug. 20 -- TOPIC, Austin
Aug. 30 -- TOPIC, Midland
Sept. 26 – Texas Cardio-Neurology Conference, Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa near Bastrop
Aug. 20 – TETAF Fund-raiser at The Broken Spoke, Austin
Aug. 21 – Texas EMS & Trauma System Development Day, 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.
Buy Tickets Now for Aug. 20 Fund-raising Party!
It’s not too late to buy tickets to TETAF’s fund-raising Western Party on Aug. 20 at the legendary Broken Spoke in Austin. TETAF guests will enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and country-western music at Austin’s most famous honky-tonk/dance hall. To help you get ready to scoot around the floor, participate in a fun group country-western dance lesson, and then practice to music by The Chaparrals. Check out the the invite
, and buy tickets
– $40 each – now.
TETAF invites businesses, companies, hospitals and health systems to become sponsors.
Sponsorships range from $500 to $2,500 with commensurate benefits, with the higher levels offering more exposure opportunities. Review the sponsorship flyer
and sign-up today! Deadline to sponsor is Aug. 15! Note: Individuals may become underwriters for $250.
Submit Comments on GETAC Injury Prevention Proposal
The GETAC Injury Prevention Committee has developed a document
to assist hospital-based injury prevention programs enhance injury prevention program capacity by defining essential core components of hospital-based injury prevention programs and providing supporting materials to achieve them. The IP Committee would like to obtain public input on the document prior to its Aug. 20 meeting in Austin.
Interested individuals should review the document
and send comments to Shelli Stephens Stidham
. The core components are meant to be guidelines and suggestions and NOT requirements for hospital-based injury prevention programs.
Tobacco Contracts Being Finalized
The August TETAF Update distributed by email provided incorrect information about state Tobacco/RAC contracts. The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued the EMS/Regional Advisory Council and EMS/ County contracts for fiscal year 2014. The FY 2015 Tobacco/RAC contracts are finalized, processed and will be mailed out soon. However, TDSHS has announced that funding from the permanent tobacco fund for EMS and trauma care will remain level at $4.7 million for FY 2015, the same as it was for FY 2014, of which $2.4 million is available for the Tobacco/RAC contracts. Read the complete updated story.
Reserve Poster/Booth for Texas EMS & Trauma System Day
Reserve your spot to display at the Texas EMS and Trauma System Development Day, scheduled Aug. 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin. In conjunction 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. Space is available for five vendor booths. Learn more and register now!
Registration Open for Texas Cardio-Neurology Conference
for the Sept. 26 Texas Cardio-Neurology Conference. Check out the registration brochure
for the complete line-up of topics and distinguished speakers. And, be sure to reserve your room
at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa – rooms are going fast. View the brochure
for hotel and conference details.
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 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