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EMS Education Resources

The EMS Education Resources Team assists in marketing and promoting EMS throughout Texas. This team is responsible for distributing accurate information concerning EMS issues to EMS personnel and increasing public awareness about EMS. Team members promote emergency medical services, injury prevention, use of the 9-1-1 system and education of EMS personnel. They inform EMS personnel about changes in EMS legislation, practices and educational requirements. They also provide forums for emergency personnel to discuss issues and roles in emergency medicine.

This team has developed three major avenues of EMS information distribution:

Texas EMS Magazine -- Your point of contact with the agency that regulates Texas EMS - Taking state and national EMS issues and answers to emergency medical services professionals serving in every capacity across Texas.

Take a look at articles from the latest issue or print off a subscription form. Need to order brochures and coloring books for an upcoming event? Click on EMS Order Form to see a listing of the brochures that can be ordered from our program. (***Orders for materials will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to availability.)

Texas EMS Conference 2005! -- Things are always bigger in Texas! In Austin November 20-23, 2005, the Texas EMS Conference 2005 will be the largest EMS conference in the nation! More than 200 vendors and more than 120,000 square feet of Exhibit Hall space will allow conference participants plenty of comparison shopping and networking opportunities! Approximately 120 workshops will offer attendees their choices of topics and the opportunity to earn up to 15 hours of continuing education. Many of your favorite speakers are being invited back, and there will be some new faces presenting breakout sessions this year. Scheduled during the weekend before the conference, November 19-21, Preconference Classes such as High Angle Rescue and 12-Lead Interpretation will increase the number of continuing education hours that can be gained, and give class participants even more of a learning experience. Click on Conference Hotels to see which Austin hotels are offering special conference hotel rates for attendees - make your reservations! Nominate the best in Texas for the 2005 Texas EMS Awards -- the winners of the 2004 Texas EMS Awards were announced at the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, November 23, 2004.

Ready Teddy Child Safety and EMS Awareness Program-- The Texas Department of Health's safety mascot can help you teach children and your community that staying safe is the best way to live.

Find out about using Ready Teddy to teach children about staying safe and calling 9-1-1. You can now download the EMS brochure When Minutes Count: A Citizen's Guide to Medical Emergencies .pdf file -- need acrobat reader and make as many copies as you need!

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Kelly Harrell
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