EMS Publications


Texas EMS Trauma News 

Texas EMS Trauma News provides information on topics relative to emergency medical services, hospital designations, funding opportunities, regional systems, legislation, enforcement, and disciplinary actions and more. 


Disaster Readiness

Continual Disaster Readiness

This document provides an overview of disaster response plans combined with simple simulation and hands-on training build the knowledge, competencies, and performance skills necessary for response readiness. 

Texas Ready

Resources and educational materials from Texas Ready are free for anyone, including schools, local governments, community organizations, and businesses. Prepare now before a disaster strikes.



When Minutes Count: A Citizens Guide to Medical Emergencies

A guide that outlines simple first aid that can be performed prior to the arrival of emergency medical services. Available only as a downloadable PDF.

Fall Prevention Tips Fact Sheet

The Fall Prevention Tips Fact Sheet contains quick and easy-to-read information and tips about preventing falls for all age groups.

Signs of a Concussion 

Concussion cards contain quick and easy-to-read information for anyone who wants to learn more about the risk and effects of concussion. These cards can be shared with parents, patients, students, and any other people who might be involved.

Concussion Card for Children and Adults
Concussion Card for Athletes

Brain Injury Infographic Flyer

The brain injury infographic poster defines brain injuries and their causes, displays key statistics on brain injuries, and provides brain injury prevention tips. 


Heart Disease and Stroke

The DSHS Chronic Disease Epidemiology Branch, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section provides publications, fact sheets and online tools on high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, and heart disease.

Stroke Card

The Stroke Card contains quick and easy-to-read information for anyone who wants to learn about the signs of stroke. This card can be shared with parents, patients, students and any other people who might be involved.


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