EMS

Prehospital Care

Karnes County EMS dropping off at University Hospital

To provide a collegial environment conducive to collaboration and coordination through open discussions between providers and stakeholders of issues, concerns, and ideas for improvement in the prehospital treatment and transport of injured and ill patients, within each agency’s local jurisdictions, Trauma Service Area “P,” and the State of Texas.

If you would like more information about STRAC Prehospital Care, please Contact Us.

Regional Rescue Teams

Emergency Medical Task Force

One State. One Team. Responding to disasters of all sizes

Swiftwater

Our region has some of the most highly skilled swiftwater rescue teams in the nation.

High Angle

We are proud of our Award-Winning High Angle Rescue Team.

Committees and Workgroups

Emergency Department Operations
Chair: Ralph Riviello, MD
Meets: Fourth Monday, Monthly
2:30PM - 4:00PM
EMS Leaders
Chair: David Jung, EMT-P
Meets: First Friday, Even Months
10:00AM - 12:00PM
EMS Medical Directors
Chair: David Miramontes, MD
Meets: First Tuesday, Odd Months
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Field Data Collection
Co-Chairs: Lawrence Roakes
Shannon Weeks
Meets: Second Tuesday, Monthly
8:30AM - 10:00AM
MIH Consortium
Meets: As Needed

Prehospital Resources

TitleCategoriesCreation DateLinkhf:doc_categories
PI Case Review FormSeptember 1, 2023form
Regional Heat-Related MCI ResponseAugust 16, 2023quick-reference
Decon Site SelectionJuly 20, 2023decon
Radiological Monitor Alarm AlgorithmJuly 20, 2023algorithms
Hospital Selection Guide, March 14, 2023applications quick-reference
STEMI Management Guidelines (Lytic Map)March 1, 2023map
MCI Trailer InventoryFebruary 13, 2023spreadsheet
Regional Burn Transfer and EMS Scene Transport AlgorithmFebruary 21, 2022algorithms
Regional Field Triage AlgorithmAugust 1, 2021algorithms
STRAC Regional Prehospital No Transport (Pandemic) GuidelinesJune 4, 2020quick-reference
EMS Time Out FormDecember 11, 2019form
Regional Hand Injury/Amputation AlgorithmDecember 10, 2019algorithms
Red/Blue Criteria – Pedi/Adult/GeriDecember 1, 2019quick-reference
Regional SJS/TENS Transfer ProtocolOctober 8, 2019algorithms
Personal DosimeterMay 3, 2018decon
Active Shooter: How to Respond BookletJanuary 1, 2017guideline
FEC Typing MatrixJanuary 1, 2016guideline
EMS Time Out Training VideoDecember 11, 2015video
ED Diversion Memorandum of UnderstandingAugust 1, 2015mou
Animal Bite FormJuly 1, 2013form
Patient Triage GuideAugust 29, 2011quick-reference
Heart Alert CriteriaFebruary 11, 2010quick-reference
EMS Patient ParkingMarch 20, 2002quick-reference
Ground to Air Ambulance Helipad TransfersJuly 25, 2001guideline