Texas EMS Alliance Welcomes New Board Members

Three individuals were elected to TEMSA’s Board of Directors for a three-year term: Michael Furrh (Lavaca County EMS) James Campbell (Montgomery County Hospital District) Bryan Norris (San Antonio Fire Departmen)

HHS’s Third Round of Covid-19 Funding

a The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the third part of its Covid-19 funding earlier this week. Click here to learn more from Asbel Montes. Click here to reach the HHS portal.

Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative

a To access the electronic Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative site recruitment packet, please use the following link: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/adult/adultflutool.pdf For additional information and questions by interested facilities, please visit the Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative website or email AdultFluProgram@dshs.texas.gov.

MedStar Covid-19 Non-Transport Protocol Results

  Per Matt Zavadsky of MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth: Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, under a protocol established by the Office of the Medical Director, MedStar personnel have been using on-scene procedures designed to not transport patients to an Emergency Department (ED) who are assessed with low-acuity medical complaints identified as potentially COVID-19 related. Patients […]

DSHS Launches the EMS Peer Referral Program

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced the launch of the Texas EMS Peer Referral Program on April 1, 2020. The program is available for anyone in the EMS field who is struggling with substance abuse issues. Click here to learn more.

Novel Coronavirus Update From EMS.gov

From EMS.gov: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Update Chinese health officials have identified a new (novel) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, which has led to a number of confirmed and suspected cases and several deaths in China. There have been cases identified in several Asian countries and […]

The Evolution of EMS: Community Paramedicine & Mobile Integrated Health

Over the past few years, EMS providers have likely heard the more frequent use of terms such as mobile integrated health (MIH), community paramedicine (CP), and community health paramedicine (CHP).  These topics have also gained the interest of EMS leaders, as the nation attempts to slowly move from fee-for-service to a value-based care health care […]