GETAC

GETAC Meeting May 9-11

The next meeting of the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) will take place May 9-11, 2018 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in South Austin. A schedule of committee and council meetings has been posted and is available online. Additional information is available on the DSHS website.

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GETAC Guidebook Available for February 14-16 Meetings

GETAC documents are available now on Guidebook! Get the guide to access meeting schedules, agendas, resource documents and much more. Get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/getacfeb2018/ Android and iOS users: Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app Open Guidebook and you can find our “GETAC Quarterly Meeting- February 2018” guide It is also available…

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GETAC Committee Applications Accepted Until September 17

Interested in serving on a GETAC committee? You have until midnight, September 17 to get your application in to DSHS. Committee members serve three-year terms. The application form can be downloaded from the News/Features column of the DSHS Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination website: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/GETACCommApp.shtm.   * Applications (via email) are due in the Office by Midnight, September…

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GETAC 2017 Dates Announced

The 2017 dates for the meeting of the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) have been announced. February 22-24 (Austin) May 10-12 (Austin) August 16-18 (Austin) November 18-20 (Fort Worth) The November meeting will be held in conjunction with the Texas EMS Conference. More information on the Council is available online.

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GETAC Appointments

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mike Clements for a term to expire January 1, 2020, and Jeffrey Barnhart, Sheila Faske and Robert Isbell and reappointed Ryan Matthews and Robert Vezzetti, M.D. for terms to expire January 1, 2022, to the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council. Additionally, the Governor named Robert Greenberg, M.D. chair of…

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GETAC Resources

Due to problems with the DSHS website, TETAF is hosting various GETAC documents for your convenience: Bicycle Injuries Occupant vs. Non-Occupant Injuries Epi Guidelines: Using EMS Response Time Hospital Impact of Injuries Burden of Injuries Firearm Report Pediatric Report Data Request from the Trauma Committee   2016 GETAC Trauma Center Survey 2016 GETAC Trauma Service…

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Pediatric Inter-Facility Transfer Guidelines

The Pediatric Subcommittee of the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) has drafted a compilation of guidelines that hospitals may utilize as their own transfer guidelines in meeting state requirements for designation. The guidelines were developed in accordance with published standards across the nation at other trauma centers as well as publications from the…

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