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EMS

28 Sep

Mental Health Resources for First Responders

Thank you to David Luna of TRAC-V for sharing these resources. _____________________________ Psychological trauma is the result of an extreme and unexpected stressful event that can shatter one’s sense of security and can lead to feeling helpless, overwhelmed, fearful and isolated.  In the aftermath of disasters such...

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22 Sep

Last Chance to Submit Nominations for the Texas EMS Awards

Texas EMS Award nominations are being accepted until September 29. Don't miss your opportunity to nominate a person or organization that best exemplifies what the Texas EMS/Trauma system has to offer.  Winners are announced at the Texas EMS Conference Awards Luncheon in November.   Visit www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/conference.shtm for submission information....

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06 Sep

HHSC Postpones Medicaid Rate Cuts for Ambulances

HHSC provided the following message to Medicaid managed care organizations on September 5: HHSC is pending the reimbursement rate changes for Dental and Ambulance services proposed at the August 8, 2017, public rate hearing.  The proposed reimbursement rate changes will not implement October 1, 2017, but HHSC...

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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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