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11
Apr

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…

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02
Apr

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Despite a statewide texting ban, distracted driving is still a major cause of trauma in Texas. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and TETAF encourages all stakeholders to spread the…

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28
Mar

TETAF's Texas Perinatal Services Program Launches Maternal Care Surveys

Today the Texas Perinatal Services division of TETAF launched the official Maternal Care survey request process. In addition, we have launched a new website to support our perinatal programs at…

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10
Mar

RACs Receive Additional Contract Funding

Although appropriators indicated last session the Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) would receive level funding for FY 18 and 19 contracts with the state, actual FY 18 appropriations were significantly less…

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01
Mar

EMS Agenda 2050 Meeting in Dallas

Members of the Texas EMS community, as well as leaders from around the country, gathered in Dallas March 1 for the fourth and final regional stakeholder meeting to support EMS…

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01
Mar

One UT Student's Mission: Train Everyone On Campus How To Save A Life

By NADIA HAMDAN This article appeared on kut.org on February 21, 2018. Three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history have happened in the last five months. The most…

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01
Mar

Maternal Levels of Care Rules Effective March 1

The final Hospital Level of Care Designations for Maternal Care, 25 TAC, Chapter 133, Subchapter K, §§133.201 – 133.210 were published in the February 16, 2018 edition of the Texas Register,…

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07
Feb

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…

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06
Feb

DSHS Releases February GETAC Agendas

Agendas have been posted for the February 14-16 GETAC meeting and committee meetings in Austin and are available online.  

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01
Feb

Call to Action: Depletion of the Tobacco Fund

TETAF is calling on all Regional Advisory Councils and their supporters to reach out to the Texas Senate Finance Committee and the Legislative Budget Board to emphasize the importance of…

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02
Mar

Six Leaders Elected to TETAF Board of Directors

TETAF welcomes three new individuals and three returning members to the TETAF Board of Directors after an election held by the General Assembly. The General Assembly is comprised of two…

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06
Nov

Affidavit Needed for Emergency Health Care Run Data

The Office of EMS Trauma Systems is asking EMS providers to submit an affidavit to attest that a good faith effort was made to submit calendar year (CY) 2018 emergency…

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24
Sep

Governor Appoints Five to the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council

Five Texans accept new roles to the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC). Three of the appointees have served in vital positions with TETAF. Governor Greg Abbott appointed Dudley…

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21
Jan

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,…

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26
Oct

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…

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02
Nov

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,…

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05
Nov

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…

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17
Oct

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…

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12
Oct

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,…

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27
Aug

DSHS Announces Additional Trauma, Stroke Rule Revision Stakeholder Meetings

UPDATED 10/10/2018: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has scheduled additional stakeholder meetings to review the state rules regarding trauma and stroke designation. These meetings are a continuation of…

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