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Trauma Systems Policies in title order

Trauma Systems Policies in numerical order


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*No number assigned.

 

 

EMS Policies by Number Order

Num

Title

*  -A

CE Approved by Other Accrediting Agencies

02-A (u)       

Advanced Training Prerequisite

03-A

Application Eligibility Period for EMT, EMT-I & EMT-P levels       

Guidance 2018-A

Guidance Regarding Medical Anti-Shock Trousers

Guidance 2018-B

Guidance regarding transmitting 12-lead capability cardiac monitor/defibrillator equipment

P09-A

EMS Instructor Requirements

P2011-A

EMS Reciprocity Requirements

P2015-A

Continuing Education Contact Hours

P2020-B

Acceptable CPR Documentation

P2022-A

EMS Education Programs –out of state courses

P2022-B

EMS Education Programs – clinical/field and skills proficiency requirements clarification

 

 

 

EMS Provider Policies

Title

Num

Summary

EMS Rule 157.16 Clarification                   

01-2

Accountability of EMS provider

Ending EMS Run Affidavit

2014-B     

Due to the increasing reliability of the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry for receiving run data from EMS Providers, the need for affidavits from EMS Providers will end.

Guidance Document Regarding Air Ambulance Staffing

G2016-A

The department is providing this guidance to address the credentials of staff that deliver patient care on a rotor wing air ambulance.

MD Requirements for AED Rescinded

P 03-C

MD no longer required for AED use

Ambulance Standards

P2015-D

The U.S. General Services Administration adopted new ambulance vehicle standards, KKK-A-1822-F Change Notice 8, which became effective on July 1, 2015.

EMS Vehicle Construction

Policy 2017-A

EMS vehicles must meet a minimum national ambulance vehicle body type, dimension, and safety criteria standards as approved by the department.

Guidance Regarding Medical Anti-Shock Trousers

Guidance 2018-A

The department is providing this guidance to address the policy that all approved EMS Education Program and Course teach and equip each program with Medical Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST).

Guidance regarding transmitting 12-lead capability cardiac monitor/defibrillator equipment

Guidance 2018-B

The current rule states that all MICU ambulances must be equipped with a transmitting 12-lead capability cardiac monitor/defibrillator by January 1, 2020. 

 

 

 

Index of Trauma Systems Policies in Title Order

Title

Num

Summary

Appropriate Level of Designation
Attachment A   
Attachment B

TS-04-B (Suspended 04/23/04)
Attachment A  
Attachment B

A hospital applies for an appropriate designation level based on its capabilities.

Essential Criteria Deficiencies

TS-03-A

Steps to be taken when a designated facility finds it cannot meet one or more essential criteria.  Includes a definition of "substantial compliance".

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Trauma Facilities 

TS-02-B

The presence of mid-levels does not meet the requirement for the physical presence of physicians in the ED to care for major/severe trauma patients.

RACs: Participation Responsibilities

TS-01-C

RACs can help their members meet "participation requirements" in a variety of ways.

RACs: Regional Trauma Treatment Protocols

TS-01-A

Minimum RAC trauma treatment protocols for EMS and hospitals.

Trauma Facility Designation: HB3588 & Undesignated Facilities in Active Pursuit of Designation

TS-04-A

Undesignated facilities may meet certain "active pursuit of designation" obligations in order to quality for HB3588 funding. 

Trauma Facility Designation Process for Children's Hospitals

TS-03-B

The process by which children’s hospitals in Texas may achieve Levels I, II, or III trauma designation status.

 

 

 

Index of Trauma Systems Policies in Numerical Order

Num   

Title

Summary

TS-01-A           

RACs: Regional Trauma Treatment Protocols      

Minimum RAC trauma treatment protocols for EMS and hospitals.

TS-01-C

RACs: Participation Responsibilities

RACs can help their members meet "participation requirements" in a variety of ways.

TS-02-B

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Trauma Facilities

The presence of mid-levels does not meet the requirement for the physical presence of physicians in the ED to care for major/severe trauma patients.

TS-03-A

Essential Criteria Deficiencies

Steps to be taken when a designated facility finds it cannot meet one or more essential criteria.  Includes a definition of "substantial compliance".

TS-03-B

Trauma Facility Designation Process for Children's Hospitals

The process by which children’s hospitals in Texas may achieve Levels I, II, or III trauma designation status.

TS-04-A

Trauma Facility Designation: HB3588 & Undesignated Facilities in Active Pursuit of Designation

Undesignated facilities may meet certain "active pursuit of designation" obligations in order to quality for HB3588 funding. 

TS-04-B(Suspended, 04/23/04)
Attachment A  
Attachment B

Appropriate Level of Designation  
Attachment A
Attachment B

A hospital applies for an appropriate designation level based on its capabilities.

 

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