December Board Meeting

December 4, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Call In Information

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United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 
Access Code: 672-565-477 

September Meeting
December Meeting
Regional Medical Direction
November 19-20, 2019
Glenwood Springs

Please join Central Mountains RETAC and Northwest RETAC for our annual Regional Medical Direction Conference November 19th and 20th in Glenwood Springs. Agenda items to include Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Regional Medical Direction Breakout session, resiliency, and more.

(hotel accommodations, meals during meeting, & registration)
for anyone in the CMRETAC or NWRETAC Regions

Injury Prevention
Skier Safety Weekend

The mountains have opened so It's time to start thinking about Skier Safety!

Skier Safety Weekend will be held on
January 18 -19, 2020 - MLK weekend

Contact Kim Greene with any questions and ideas

Western Slope Trauma Retreat

Western Slope Trauma Retreat
May 5th and 6th, 2020
Glenwood Springs

Please fill out the below questionnaire for topics you want to see covered at this years retreat.

Questionnaire - Click Here

CARES Expansion

The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) program  are expanding their reach with the goal to expand CARES to all 50 states by 2025.  Read more about it here!

CARES is currently implemented in 26 states and additional communities in 16 additional states. CARES has partnered with the American Red Cross and American Heart Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand their registry to all 50 states by 2025. The expansion of this program will help communities increase survival rates.

Thank you for staying up to date on inputing your CARES data. If you have any questions or concerns please direct them to Mikaela .
4CSEC Conference
April 2 - 5, 2020

The 4CSEC Conference is scheduled April 2 to the 5th in Ignacio, CO at the Sky Ute Casino and Resort. More information and registration coming soon.
CREATE assists private and public organizations in improving and expanding the emergency medical and trauma system in Colorado.

Contact Sarah with questions
New Single-Sheet Format for U.S. Official Order Form for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances (DEA Form 222)
ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is amending its regulations to implement a new single-sheet format for DEA Form 222, used by DEA registrants to order schedules I and II controlled substances. The rule provides for a two-year transition period, during which the existing triplicate version of the forms may continue to be used. The rule also includes a number of minor procedural changes.

DATES: This rule is effective October 30, 2019.
SIREN Act Information from NAEMT
Last year, the SIREN Act was signed into law on December 20, 2018, as part of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The law creates a grant program for public and non-profit EMS agencies in rural areas, many of which are at the forefront of the opioid epidemic— to support recruitment, retention, education, and equipment for EMS personnel specifically in rural areas.
Rural EMS agencies face unique challenges in delivering quality patient care to the communities in their area. While patients in rural areas have the same acute and chronic medical conditions requiring EMS response, treatment, and transport, the operational and geographic challenges for rural EMS agencies make patient care even more difficult. Rural EMS agencies may be the only healthcare providers in their area. Most rural agencies also face challenges in maintaining adequate coverage during prolonged transport times, obtaining qualified medical oversight, and are increasingly filling the gap left by the elimination or reduction of community healthcare resources.
Even if your agency does not serve a rural area, assisting your fellow EMS practitioners by contacting the committee is needed. A win on funding of the SIREN Act is a win for the entire EMS community. Click on the Take Action button below.

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Executive Director
Sarah Weatherred MSN, RN

Communication Specialist
Mikaela Greene

Prevention Specialist
Kim Greene

Executive Board

James Woodworth, Chair
Summit County Ambulance Director

Josh Hadley, Vice-Chair
Chaffee County EMS Director

Chris Montera, Treasurer
Eagle County Paramedics CEO
Upcoming Meetings

CMRETAC Board Meetings Click Here
December 4, 2019 Park
January 22, 2020 Pitkin
March 25, 2020 Summit
May 27, 2020 Eagle
July 22, 2020 Lake
September 23, 2020 Chaffee
December 2, 2020 Park

Statewide Quarterly RETAC Forums Click Here
December 11-12, 2019

SEMTAC Click Here
January 8-9, 2020
April 8-9, 2020

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