The Texas EMS Alliance submitted recommendations related to EMS costs for the Texas House Select Committee on Health Costs’ request for ideas. Click here to view TEMSA’s recommendations: Texas EMS Alliance – Statewide Health Care Costs
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)
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.
a With the passing of the “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017,” the DEA has published proposed rules to implement the law. They are accepting comments on the proposed rules until December 4. Electronic comments may be submitted or written comments must be postmarked on or before December 4, 2020. Here is […]
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.
a Click here to read TEMSA’s announcement about Doug Hooten’s retirement from MedStar Mobile Healthcare.
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 […]
Matt Zavadsky of MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth provided the following report: Through July, MedStar’s responses for patient cardiac arrest victims (patients whose heart has stopped beating and require CPR on scene) are up 65% compared to July 2019. Responses in which a patient was found by MedStar crews to be in cardiac arrest […]
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.
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