Hearing on DRP Set Aug. 5
Rep. Joe Pickett (D-El Paso), chairman, has scheduled a House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee public hearing
for 9 a.m. Aug. 5 in room E2.010 of the Capitol in Austin. The committee will hear invited and public testimony on several issues, including draft legislation affecting the Driver Responsibility Program. TETAF plans to testify, and other advocates are encouraged to testify and/or submit written testimony. Public testimony may be limited to three minutes.
Receiving TETAF’s Communications?
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. 2 -- Permian Basin Health and Safety Conference, Midland
Aug. 8-10 -- EMS Instructor Course, Level 1, Houston
Aug. 18-19 -- TCAR, Lubbock
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
July 23 – TETAF Legislative & Board Strategic Planning Meeting, San Antonio
July 24-25 – GETAC Trauma System Committee Strategic Planning Meeting, San Antonio
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.
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!
Buy Tickets Now for Aug. 20 Fund-raising Party!
TETAF will host a 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 with music by The Chaparrals. Check out 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!
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.
TETAF Annual Report Published
TETAF’s 2013 Annual Report
is now available. The report highlights activities from 2013, providing statistics on educational events and surveys. In addition, a summary financial report is included.
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 - 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