Trauma

National Trauma Survivors Day

Today is National Trauma Survivors Day. TETAF is thankful, today and always, to all the survivors who have volunteered with us at the Capitol over the years to educate lawmakers on the lifesaving Texas Trauma System.   Learn more about National Trauma Survivors Day online.

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May is 30th Annual National Trauma Awareness Month

In 1988, Ronald Reagan recognized the need for trauma awareness and established May as the month for education and prevention activities. For the past 30 years, trauma leaders in Texas, and around the nation, have spearheaded efforts to educate the public, prevent traumatic injury and improve trauma care for all. Past campaigns have included: Stop…

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Upcoming Legislative Hearings

The Texas Legislature will hold hearings Jan. 30 to discuss trauma funding and March 22 to discuss substance abuse and opioids. On Jan. 30 at 10:00 am, the Senate Finance Committee will convene in room E1.036 of the Capitol to review revenue sources currently funding the state’s trauma system and the impact of declining revenues…

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Senate Finance to Examine Trauma Funding

The Senate Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00am to hear invited and public testimony on several interim charges including:  Trauma Funding: Review revenue sources currently funding the trauma system and the impact of declining revenues and in General Revenue – Dedicated accounts. Evaluate the impact of statutory changes affecting…

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Texas TQIP Hiring Part-Time Contractor

The Texas Trauma Quality Improvement Program Collaborative (Texas TQIP) is hiring a part-time contractor for 2018 to assist the elected leadership in implementing the goals of the collaborative. This individual will be tasked with data analysis, scheduling and managing meetings, as well as pursuing financial sponsorships. A clinical trauma background and familiarity with national TQIP are required.…

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ACS Supports Developing National Trauma Action Plan

The American Academy of Surgeons recently released a statement in support of a national trauma action plan. “Traumatic injury – such as car crashes, falls, head injuries, burns and firearm injuries – continues to be the most important health problem of three vitally important groups: our children, adults up to age 47 and our deployed…

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FY 2016 Uncompensated Trauma Fund Distributions

The Department of State Health Services has announced the FY 2016 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund distributions to designated trauma facilities occurred the week of May 8, 2017.  The disbursement amounts can be viewed at the link below:  http://dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/UncompensatedTraumaCareFundDistMay2017.aspx Please contact Indra Hernandez at indra.hernandez@dshs.texas.gov or (512) 834-6669 if you have any questions about the uncompensated trauma care funding.

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TETAF Makes it Easy to Contact Your State Lawmakers!

Are you looking for an easy way to make a difference at the Capitol?  TETAF provides templates on many important trauma and emergency healthcare issues on our advocacy page. It takes only a few minutes to contact your State Representative and State Senator to show your support. Try it today!

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Info for TETAF, GETAC Meetings This Weekend in Dallas

The Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF) will meet in Dallas Nov. 20 for the quarterly general meeting. The meeting is hosted in conjunction with the quarterly Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) meetings and the annual Texas EMS Conference. TETAF Quarterly General Meeting Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 Hyatt Regency GETAC Room…

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Additional TOPIC Courses Scheduled in Texas

TOPIC courses have been scheduled in Texas for: November 30, 2016, Arlington, Texas January 20, 2017, Arlington, Texas February 22, 2017, Austin, Texas March 2, 2017, Arlington, Texas May 10, 2017, Austin, Texas July 8, 2017, Arlington, Texas August 16, 2017, Austin, Texas September 7, 2017, Arlington, Texas Registration is available online.

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