September 25, 2019 - 10:30am

Department of State Health Services
Wyndham Garden Austin, 3401 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78741

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Call to Order/Roll Call

Reading of the GETAC Vision and Mission Statements

GETAC Vision:
A unified, comprehensive, and effective Emergency HealthcareSystem.

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

Review and Approval of June 2019 Meeting Minutes

GETAC Chair comments

Discussion and possible action on the following items:

  1. GETAC pediatric committee meeting schedule for 2019
    November 23, 2019, Fort Worth, in conjunction with Texas EMS Conference.
  2. Committee liaison reports:
    A. Air Medical and Specialty Transport
    B. EMS  
    C. EMS Education  
    D. Injury Prevention and Public Education  
    E. EMS Medical Directors  
    F. Stroke  
    G. Trauma Systems  
    H. Regional Advisory Council chairs  
    I.  Disaster/Emergency Preparedness  
  3. EMS for Children (EMSC) State Partnership update  
    A. Voluntary Pediatric Readiness Program (facilities) update
    B. Voluntary EMS Readiness Program update
  4. EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center update  
    A. Update on Pediatric Quality Improvement Collaborative (PRQC)
    B. Update on Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator Collaborative (PECC)
  5. Update of efforts in Texas School Districts and other entities by Committee Members for “Stop the Bleed” training  
  6. Update on child abuse screening tool pilot
  7. Review status of pending trauma data and reports impacting pediatric outcomes
  8. Discussion, review, and recommendations for initiatives that instill a culture of safety for pediatric caregivers and the public with a focus on operations and safe driving practices  
  9. Review the GETAC Strategic Plan for the Texas Emergency Healthcare System and determine if any additions, deletions, or corrections are in order
  10. Initiatives, programs, and potential research that might improve pediatric emergency healthcare in Texas

General Public Comment
(Comment time may be limited at Chair’s discretion)

Summary for GETAC meeting report


Review and list agenda items for next meeting

Next meeting date - Saturday, November 23, 2019


Contact: Robert Friedrich, RAC Coordinator, Office of EMS/Trauma Systems, Consumer Protection Division, Department of State Health Services, P. O. Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714-9347, 512-484-8113 or

This meeting is open to the public.  No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Indra Hernandez, Department of State Health Services, at 512-987-0640 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements may be made.