Welcome to the new TASA site. We are very excited about our new look and hope that it serves the EMS community for many years to come. This new software has an integrated event management system that will allow us to take payments and help with the tedious conference check-in process. The team over at Chicken House Web Design listened to our needs and were a pleasure to work with. We are very pleased with the final product.
The July TASA Board meeting date and location has been changed. The meeting will be held on June 30, 2014 immediately following the Mobile Integrated Health/ Community Paramedic meeting which begins at 10am CST at the State EMS office Iris Board Room – 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville TN.
The 19th annual Northeast TN Emergency Medical and Rescue Conference will be held September 11 12, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City.
Please mark your calendar for June 30th for the next meeting on Community Paramedic and Mobile Integrated Healthcare beginning at 10:00a.m. Â We will meet at 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN in the Iris Board Room starting at 10 am. Â Please RSVP to Donna Tidwell, email@example.com, so we will get a good count on lunches
The 2014 TASA Reimbursement and Compliance Conference will be October 7 & 8, 2014 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville. WE NEED YOUR INPUT TO BEGIN SELECTING TOPICS AND SPEAKERS.
Please email your suggestions for topics, speakers or other ideas for the conference to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 15, 2014.
Will Frawley is a Hamilton County Paramedic recently diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. The disease is basically an early form of Leukemia. Will has had to receive several units of blood in the past weeks, and he will be leaving to go to Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore where he will receive a bone marrow transplant. He will be unable to work for approximately 1 year if all goes well. Obviously, the medical costs and loss of income will be devastating so we want to help!
There is a Bone Marrow and Blood Drive for WillÂ
on May 20th from 9:00am-5:00pm at two locations:
1> Â Chattanooga Police Service Center on Amnicola Hwy.
2> Â Hamilton County Sheriff’s Annex Â at 6233 Dayton Blvd.
We are also selling T Shirts to raise money for Will’s medical expenses. Â The cost of the shirts are $15.00; Â with $7.00 of that going to Will. Â To place an order please contact Ashley Murphy at 423-385-4569.
A charity fun run is also being planned for later this summer.
For those who wish to donate money, we have set up an account at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. Â Stop by any TVFCU location to donate or send a check to me or Chris Harper and we will deposit it. Â Make checks payable to â€œThe Will Frawley Memorial Fund-00â€.
Go to www.TestYourWill.com for complete information about how YOU can help Will!
CONTACT:Â Captain Wade Batson (HCEMS Shift Supervisor) Cell: 423 486 4674 / Office: 423 209 7714 / Fax: 423 209 7715
The recent Board approved EMS Rule changes have been signed and will become effective 8-3-2014.
The May 1st TASA Board meeting time has been changed to 1:00 PM CST and the location has been moved to:
Tennessee Hospital Association
Virginia Way Conference Center
5201 Virginia Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
The State has promulgated the rule regarding immunizations for declared disasters. Effective 7-9-2014 EMT-IV’s, AEMT’s and Paramedics may assist local/State health departments with immunizations during declared disasters. The rule does require “just in time” training by health departments as well as medical direction for the immunizations. Rule ID 5696
Governor Haslam has signed the TASA sponsored legislation which expands the environment for EMS providers and clarifies non-emergency care. This legislation is key in enabling EMS services in TN to participate in mobile integrated health (community para-medicine). Thank you to everyone who contacted your representatives and helped with this important legislation. HB1807 – SB2029