Governor's EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC).

Vision: A unified, comprehensive, and effective Emergency Healthcare System. 

Mission: To promote, develop, and advance an accountable, patient-centered Trauma and Emergency Healthcare System. 

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The Texas EMS Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF) was created to support the development of the state trauma and emergency healthcare system and provides designation surveys, advocacy and educational opportunities throughout the state.

TETAF was granted authority by the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2008 to provide verification surveys for Level III and Level IV designated trauma facilities, and in 2009 the first TETAF staff was hired to begin fully implementing TETAF’s mission. TETAF is now approved to perform trauma, NICU and stroke surveys.

TETAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Austin. 

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This page leads you to the Texas Health and Human Services home page of the DSHS program that regulates EMS and trauma systems in Texas. This website contains information about EMS certification and licensure, trauma designation, how to contact us and more. 

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image4 is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.

Their shared goal is to provide you with a one-stop, online resource to credible information on bleeding control. We hope you will never need to use this information, but if you do, at least you will have the assurance that the information is credible and timely.

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Stop the Bleeding Coalition is an IRS approved, tax exempt, 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Mission: The mission of the coalition is to support the Stop the Bleed campaign by providing resources that enable collaboration and cooperation between the many people and organizations working to train and equip the nation to reduce the loss of life due to traumatic bleeding.

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 A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in as little as 5 minutes. Therefore, bystander intervention can be crucial to saving a life. "Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. Always call 911 first and be aware of your surroundings. 

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 The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) provides leadership and funding through grants and cooperative agreements to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies. The program is managed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, (ASPR) which provides programmatic oversight and works with its partners such as the Coastal Bend Regional Advisory Council (CBRAC) to ensure that the program’s goals are met or exceeded. Through a contract with the CBRAC, this funding is used to support programs CBRAC and its members implement to help strengthen public health emergency preparedness in several ways.  CBRAC's Hospital Preparedness Program covers three Trauma Service Areas:  TSA "U", TSA" V" and TSA "T".  

For more information regarding the Hospital Preparedness Program initittives and program implementation within TSA T, please contact: 

Nathan Rubio, HPP Program Manager, TSA-T
Office Located at:
616 East Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, TX 78045
Cell 956-635-9023

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 The Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Group focuses on trauma system development and in doing so works with hospitals and RACs to develop trauma facility designation, protocols, policies, and to designate trauma facilities and trauma systems in the state. 

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