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Upcoming TOPIC Courses

Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Courses February 27, 2019, Austin, Texas with the GETAC Committees Level IV TOPIC, February 18, Austin, with GETAC 8 am – 12 noon May 2, 2019, Arlington, Texas at the NCTTRAC Office (pending approval of room availability) June 26, 2019, Austin, Texas, with the GETAC Committees Level IV TOPIC, June…

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San Antonio Leads the Way in Whole Blood

San Antonio paramedics are now carrying whole blood on their ambulances, making it the first large metropolitan area to do so. Research predicts 200 residents could be saved with whole blood in the next year KSAT recently reported that seven San Antonio Fire Department ambulances are now equipped with high-tech coolers and warmers allowing them to…

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Get Ready for the 2019 Legislative Session!

The 2019 legislative session is right around the corner and that means it’s time for YOU to get involved! Step 1: VOTE! Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. On Monday, November 12, legislators will start filing bills in advance of the January 8 start of the 86th legislative session. You can follow the progress of…

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RAC R Trains 700 at Santa Fe ISD to Stop the Bleed!

Member Spotlight: East Texas Gulf Coast RAC In 2016, the East Texas Gulf Coast Regional Trauma Advisory Council (RAC-R) committed grant funds to purchase Stop the Bleed Kits to place with every AED throughout the schools in their region. EMS providers and hospitals began reaching out to the superintendents of the school districts to offer…

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November GETAC Agendas Posted

The Department of State Health Services has posted the agendas for the various November GETAC meetings. _____________________________________________ Wyndham Garden Austin 3401 South IH-35 Austin, Texas 78741 Monday, November 5, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Trauma Systems Committee _____________________________________________ Omni Fort Worth 1300 Houston Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:00…

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GETAC Appointments

The Governor has announced the appointment of three new members of the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) and the re-appointment of two members. New Appointments: Sharon A. Malone, M.D. Van Altyne, Texas Taylor K. Ratcliff, M.D. Belton, Texas Shawn J. Salter San Antonio, Texas Re-Appointments: Karen M. Pickard Ovilla, Texas Alan H. Tyroch,…

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HHSC to Welcome New Executive Commissioner

Texas Health & Human Services Commission will welcome a new Executive Commissioner this month to oversee the agency’s 60,000 employees and $80 billion biennial budget. Courtney Phillips will officially join the Commission on October 19. She comes to HHSC from Nebraska, where she served as chief executive officer for the state department of health and human…

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Texas Influenza Awareness Day

Monday, October 1 is Texas Influenza Awareness Day and all month long state and federal health officials are encouraging local communities to prepare for flu season. People can help stop the spread of illness and reduce their chance of catching the flu by getting vaccinated, washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home…

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Tune in to the EMS Agenda 2050 National Implementation Forum

The EMS Agenda 2050 National Implementation Forum will be broadcast live tomorrow from Washington, DC. Log-on to the webcast and join the nation-wide collaborative effort to implement a people-centered EMS system. The webcast will begin at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The event will be broadcast in two different sessions at the following…

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Report: Hurricane Harvey’s Fiscal Impact on State Agencies

The Legislative Budget Board today released their September report on the fiscal impact of Hurricane Harvey on state agencies. Fiscal years 2017 and 2018 actual expenditures through the end of July 2018 total $2,658.4 million in All Funds: • $241.5 million in General Revenue • $5.1 million in General Revenue-Dedicated • $211.2 million in Other…

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