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EMS

31 Jul

Submit Your Nominations for the Texas EMS Awards

The Department of State Health Services is currently accepting nominations online for the 2017 Texas EMS Awards. EMS Educator Award honors a state-certified EMS instructor or course coordinator who advances EMS education in Texas through innovation, collaboration and a commitment to students. EMS Medical Director Award honors a physician who has...

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21 Jul

Participation Request for NHSTA Research Effort

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested participation from EMS agencies in their research effort to characterize ground ambulance operator training in EMS systems. Although training for ground ambulance operators has been repeatedly identified as an important step in the emergency medical services safety...

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17 Jul

DSHS to Hold Webinar on EMS Jurisprudence Exam

DSHS will hold a phone conference and webinar for EMS educators, providers and personnel about the Jurisprudence Exam requirements on July 31, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. If you attended a previous webinar or the EMS Educators Summit and Coordinator Update there is no need to participate in...

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06 Jul

New Fingerprinting Procedures for EMS Personnel

As a reminder, the Department of State Health Services now utilizes the Texas Fingerprint Service Code Form for criminal background checks. EMS personnel must submit an application for EMS Certification/licensure, Criminal History Pre-Screen Petition, or an Administrator of Record (AOR) form before completing the fingerprint process.  Completing fingerprints...

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15 Jun

EMS Jurisprudence Exam Webinar

The Department of State Health Services will hold a phone conference and webinar for EMS educators, providers and personnel regarding jurisprudence exam requirements on June 27, 2017. Two identical sessions will be held and participation is limited to 100 callers at any one time and...

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08 Jun

Updated NEMSIS Submission Information

The Department of State Health Services Office of EMS/Trauma System Coordination and the EMS & Trauma Registries have provided updated information regarding NEMSIS data submission online. According to the standards published on November, 16 2016, all entities need to implement the Texas Custom Schematron when sending NEMSIS...

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18 Apr

Governor Abbott Announces Star Of Texas Nominations

Governor Greg Abbott this week announced nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Nominations for this year's...

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