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EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND TRAUMA SERVICES BRANCH NEWS

FOR THE WEEK OF Dec. 5, 2017

Announcements from the EMTS Branch

NEW!! Designation Review Committee(DRC) Membership Applications -- The DRC is a committee that meets monthly to advise the department on the designation of level III, IV and V facilities. An invitation is extended to all parties interested in applying to serve as a:

  • Emergency Physician
  • General Surgeon from a Level III or with experience as a site reviewer
  • TNC from a Level III-V or experience as a site reviewer

To apply, please complete the application and fax 303-692-7720 or e-mail to . You will receive an email confirming submission of your application. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 22.

Upcoming Meetings... Mark your calendar!
Trauma Chapter Four Task Force -- Dec. 6, 1 to 3 p.m.; Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland. Teleconferencing will be available. Public notice and agenda will follow. All meeting materials will be available here. If you have any questions, email //">Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse.
Health Facilities & Emergency Medical Services Division Town Hall Meeting -- Dec. 8, 1 to 3 p.m.; Commons Hilltop, Garden Room, 625 21 ½ Road, Grand Junction. Discussion on Assisted Living Advisory Committee’s recommendation for assisted living residences rule proposal, and other HF and EMTS program Q/A. RSVP here. For additional information please contact Melanie Roth-Lawson.
Health Facilities & Emergency Medical Services Division Town Hall Meeting -- Dec. 13, 5 to 7 p.m.; Pueblo Community College, Fortino Ballroom, 900 W Orman Ave, Pueblo. Discussion on Assisted Living Advisory Committee’s recommendation for assisted living residences rule proposal, and other HF and EMTS program Q/A. RSVP here. For additional information please contact Melanie Roth-Lawson.
Health Facilities & Emergency Medical Services Division Town Hall Meeting -- Dec. 14, 12 to 2 p.m.; East Library, Community Room, 555 North Union, Colorado Springs. Discussion on Assisted Living Advisory Committee’s recommendation for assisted living residences rule proposal, and other HF and EMTS program Q/A. RSVP here. For additional information please contact Melanie Roth-Lawson.
Trauma Chapter Two Task Force --Dec.15, 8 to 11 a.m.; CDPHE Building C, Room C1A, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-775-8974 conference code: 914468. All meeting materials will be available here. If you have any questions, email Grace Sandeno.
New!! SEMTAC Education Task Force -- Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; CDPHE Building C, Room tba, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Task force will be discussing education standards. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-775-8974. The meeting will also be broadcast overAdobe Connect. All meeting materials will be found here. Please contact Mike Bateman with any questions.
Training & Education
Colorado Trauma Network Annual Education Training and Holiday Party -- Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; Swedish Medical Center Conference Center, Spruce Room, 501 E. Hampden Ave, Englewood. RSVP here. Contact Wendy Hyatt with any questions.
Denver Health & UC Health Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Annual Trauma Mini Conference -- Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive, Steamboat Springs. CME, CEU & EMS CE hours available. No pre-registration required. Contact Tiffany Moore with any questions.
EMS Night Out-Burn and Frostbite Care -- Dec. 13, 6 to 8 p.m.; Clinical Education Innovation Center, 1870 Marina Dr. Suite 201, Windsor. Food, refreshments, and contact hours available. Please RSVP to Cynthia Joseph.
Pediatric Trauma Cases -- Dec.14, 9 to 11 a.m.: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Parkway, Lone Tree. 2 CE credits available. RSVP here. Contact Julia Plotke with any questions.
FEEDBACK NEEDED!! EMS Agenda 2050 Regional Meetings -- Jan. 17, March 1; Various locations. Straw Man proposal now posted here for feedback.To register please visit the meeting website.
2018 Pediatric EMS Conference -- Jan. 25-26, Free two day conference with EMS and general CE available. Register here. Contact Ashley Balakas with any questions.
Swedish ATLS Provider/Student Course -- Feb. 9-10, Swedish Medical Center, 501 E Hampden Ave, Englewood. Contact Dianne Mouw for a registration form.
Front Range Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Conference -- Feb. 22, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada. Register here. Contact Christina Norman at 303-689-4623 with any questions.  
NEW!! TOPIC: Trauma Outcomes & Performance Improvement Course-- Feb. 23, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Good Samaritan Medical Center, 200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette. CE available and lunch will be provided. Register here. Contact Christina Petrozella with any questions.
SAVE THE DATE!! 5th Annual UCHealth EMS Conference -- March 15-16, University of Colorado Hospital, 12605 E. 16th Ave, Aurora. Registration will be posted here when available. Contact with Floyd Salazar with questions.
SAVE THE DATE!! Penrose -St. Francis Trauma, Critical Care, and EMS Symposium -- May 18, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs. Register here. Please email Tina Griffin with any questions or call 719-776-5926.
Information & Resources

A recent article highlights the application of proactive risk management for emergency vehicle crash reduction in the United States.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Assessment and Planning Advisory Council is looking for applicants to join this council formed every five years to help develop a comprehensive plan and set priorities for providing essential public health to Colorado residents. Apply here by Dec.1. The 2013 plan can be found here.

Contact Information
Do you have news or an upcoming event that may be of interest to the EMS and trauma communities and want to see it in our news blast? Email your information to Samantha Meza or Grace Sandeno for consideration to be included in our weekly email. For all other questions, comments or concerns, please contact Samantha Meza by email or at 303-692-6220. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly news blast, sign up here.
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