February 19, 2020 - 2:30pm

The Westin Austin at The Domain
11301 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758

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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 Healthcare System.

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

Review and approval of November 2019 meeting minutes

Introduction of new members

GETAC Chair comments

Discussion and possible action on the following items:

  1. Reports from Air Medical and Specialty Care Transport Committee (AM&SCTC) members assigned to attend other committee meetings
  2. Update on the Critical Care Transport Capability Matrix
  3. Progress report from the Task Force addressing the Safety Capabilities Component of the Critical Care Transport Capability Matrix
  4. Progress report from AM&SCTC members assigned to the "Buckle It Up" campaign
  5. Discussion on how to increase the Specialty Care Component of the AM&SCTC, specifically with regards to High Risk OB and Pediatric/Neonatal
  6. Discussion on how to maximize High Risk OB and Pediatric/Neonatal resources during a disaster response
  7. Presentation: “PVT for Fatigue” (psychomotor vigilance task, PVT)
  8. Discussion on standardizing response time language for air medical scene responses
  9. Update from DSHS
  10. Discussion on development of a Statement of Purpose for the Air Medical and Specialty Care Transport Committee
  11. Review of current national legislation and its potential impact on air medical and specialty care transport in Texas
  12. Discussion, review, and recommendations for initiatives that instill a culture of safety for responders, caregivers, and the public with a focus on operations and safe driving practices
  13. Review the GETAC Strategic Plan for the Texas Emergency Healthcare System and determine if any additions, deletions, or corrections are in order
  14. Initiatives, programs, and potential research that might improve air medical and specialty care transport service provision in Texas

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

Summary of action items for GETAC meeting report


Review and list agenda items for next meeting

Next meeting date


Contact: Robert Friedrich, 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 robert.friedrich@dshs.texas.gov.

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 indra.hernandez@dshs.texas.gov, at least 72 hours before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.