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THE WEEKLY DOSE

 

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Feb. 14, 2016                                                                                                                       Vol. 5, No. 6

 

 

TEXAS TWO-STEP

 

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Thousands of Texans Learn the Two Step

 And How to Save a Life

 

More than 4,250 Texans learned lifesaving hands-only CPR during the Texas Two Step How To Save A Life Campaign on Feb. 6. Hundreds of medical student volunteers in Amarillo, Austin, College Station, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio taught participants how to save a life by taking two steps: No. 1: Call 911. No. 2: Begin hands-­only CPR by pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest.

 

More than 650 medical students representing all nine Texas medical schools taught the Texas Two Step at 53 sites within the 10 cities.

 

The Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP), Texas Medical Association (TMA), and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and HealthCorps and leadership consulting firm MaveRx created the event after recognizing the need to train more Texans in lifesaving, hands-only CPR. 

 

Medical students hosted training events in these cities:

City

Number of sites in city

Number of people trained

Amarillo

2

40

Austin

5

400

College Station

2

281

Dallas

6

711

El Paso

8

650

Fort Worth

6

490

Galveston

3

41

Houston

12

580

Lubbock

3

210

San Antonio

6

850

Total

53

4,253

 

 

 

CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS

 

Attention BCMS members:

 

A friendly reminder: The resolutions for the next legislative session are due Monday, Feb. 15.
If you have any issues you would like the BCMS Delegation to TMA to consider regarding changes in policy or a stance you would like them to take on a particular issue, it's time to submit your issue in the form of a Resolution.  

 

For a sample resolution, see below.

 

Please return your draft resolutions to BCMS this week by email to mary.nava@bcms.org.

 

For questions, contact Mary Nava at 210-301-4395.

 



 

TMAIT BOARD

 



Dr. Roberto San Martin

 

Texas Physicians Lead TMAIT Board of Trustees

 

At its May meeting, the TMA Board of Trustees approved the nomination of Richard L. Noel, MD, of Houston, to serve on the TMA Insurance Trust (TMAIT) Board of Trustees until 2018. Roberto San Martin, MD, of San Antonio, will serve a final three-year term to end in 2018. 

At the September annual TMAIT meeting, Jack L. Cortese, MD, of Corpus Christi, was reelected to a second three-year term on the board to end in 2018. Bernard M. Gerber, MD, of Bellaire, was reelected to a final three-year term on the board to end in 2018. The TMAIT Board of Trustees unanimously approved the nominations of Drs. Gerber and San Martin to serve as chair and secretary, respectively, for the 2015-16 term.

 

EMERGENCY HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

 

 

SPACE FOR LEASE

 

 

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Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! This information is sent on behalf of a valued sponsor, but it is not an endorsement. Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members. The society continues its pledge to you and only will involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patient.

 

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