COVID-19 Patient & EMS in Texas

 

 

 

 

 

TEMSA’s Listserv

TEMSA has a listserv that allows you to directly speak to other Texas EMS agencies. E-mail Bobby@txemsa.com to be added to the listserv.

Once you are a member of the listserv, you can send messages to: texas-ems-alliance-listserv@googlegroups.com


June 2020 Update

Click here for DSHS’s dashboard, including hospitalizations by trauma service area.

Click here for details regarding new Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA (June 15).

Click here to view the PPP’s June 11 interim rule related to covered period, maturity date, and deferral period.

Click here to view the PPP’s June 16 update related to allowable uses of PPP.

Click here to view the PPP’s June 17 revised loan forgiveness application. It is limited to the self-employed and entities that did not reduce salaries by more than 25 percent. Click here to view the application.


Webinars

Click here for the document referenced by Jeff Jarvis, MD on the medical director call:
Exposure Testing Return to Work Full – v2

EMS Medical Director Call – Friday, May 22: Click here

Town Hall with Asbel Montes – Wednesday, May 27: Click here

Click here for a summary of Asbel Montes’ past webinars.

Novitas: Click here to view Gail Atnip’s follow-up document:
Novitas – 04.14.20 Follow-up


DSHS & STRAC’s Guidance

Click here to view DSHS’s EMS guidance for transporting suspected or known patients (5.12.20):
FINAL- EMS Transporting Patients Flowchart – V3.1

Click here to view STRAC’s “no transport” criteria:
STRAC – Regional No Transport Guideline_COVID-19 Final_3-20-20[1] (1)

Click here to view STRAC’s patient information:
STRAC – Coronavirus Information Pamplet_General Public_3-18-20[2] (1)

Click here to view STRAC’s patient information (Spanish):
SPANISH – Coronavirus Information Pamplet_General Public_3-18-20[1] (1)


Texas EMS Agencies

Click here to read how Texas EMS agencies are responding and their policies and procedures.


HHS Clinical Rounds

Click here to view replays of the clinical rounds.


Hazmat Recommendations

Click here to view more.

Click here to read the CDC’s PPE recommendations.

Click here to view the Texas Medical Association’s PPE summary.

Click here to view the PPE burn rate indicator from HCEC:
PPE-Burn-Rate-Calculator

Click here to read more from ems.gov.


CDC’s Symptom Self-Checker

Click here to view more.


FDA Update

Click here to view the FDA’s daily update.


Johns Hopkins Data Capture

Click here to view reported cases around the world.


Federal Government’s Response

Click here to view the federal government’s response.


State Government’s Response

Click here to view the state of Texas’ regulatory actions.


TEMSA’s Regulatory Requests

Click here to view TEMSA’s request for the state of Texas to temporarily increase Medicaid rates for Texas EMS agencies.

Click here to view TEMSA’s request for PPE to be distributed to EMS professionals:
EMS & PPE – 03.25.20

Click here to view TEMSA’s request to extend licensing for EMS agencies and professionals:
EMS Request – COVID-19 final


TEMSA Press Releases

Click here to view TEMSA’s press releases.


Economic Impact Survey

Click here to fill out TEMSA’s June 29 survey (due on July 1).

Ninety-one percent of Texas EMS agencies indicated that the pandemic has adversely affected their finances. Click here to learn more.


Q&A With Dudley Wait of STRAC & Taylor Ratcliff, MD

Click here to view the interview from March 10, 2020.