CPR Class for the Public

We are offering a HeartSaver CPR class on March 1st. More information about the class can be found under our "Education" tab. If you are interested, please contact Lauren Hittson-Smith at education@tamect.tamu.edu. Thank you!

INFORMATIONALS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY!

We have two Informational dates located in A.P. Beutel. One is on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 7pm. The other is on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 7pm. Please come to whichever date works best for you. If you cannot make either of these dates, not to worry! You can still fill out the Probie Profile and turn it in to any one of the officers. The Informationals are helpful to get more information on the organization and for the officers to help answer any questions you may have. You can still submit an application (the Probie Profile) if you have not attended either of the Informationals. 

The Probie Profile can be printed from this website (I have attached it, and you can also access it through our "Join" tab). We will also provide additional profiles at informationals and meetings. Please fill this out completely and turn it in to an officer no later than Thursday, February 19, 2015 (our 3rd meeting). Please don't forget to include your EMAIL ADDRESS and copy of your driver's license. We have a photocopier for you to use, but with so many people, we recommend that you print it out beforehand so you don't have to wait in line. You can turn profiles in to an officer during either of the informationals, or at our general meetings which occur every other Thursday starting from this Thursday, January 22 at 7pm in Beutel.

For more information, check out our "Join" tab.

Also, check us out at Open House this Sunday from 1pm - 4pm at the MSC! We will be outside handing out fliers and you can ask us any questions!

Not Too Late to Apply! Deadline Oct. 2

The official deadline for applications is on Oct. 2, at our meeting in BSBE 115 at 7pm. If you would like to apply, please fill out a Probie Profile with all of your information and include a copy of your driver's license. You will need to turn it in to an officer at the meeting or beforehand. 

The Probie Profile can be found on the "Join" page of our website. Simply print it out and turn it in with a copy of your driver's license. 

If you cannot make the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 2, then please let the secretary know the reason why (secretary@tamect.tamu.edu) and schedule an appointment with an officer before the deadline. Our office hours can be viewed under the "Officers" tab. 

The deadline for dues is also on Oct. 2. Our treasurer will be available at the meeting to collect dues. We ask that you bring exact change please, if you are paying with cash. You can also pay online, under "Members" -> "Online Store". We also accept checks and money orders. You cannot be an active member if you do not pay dues, so please do so by the deadline. Dues this semester are $20, or $35 if you want to pay up front for two semesters (Fall and Spring). 

Public CPR Dates

We are offering Public Healthcare Provider CPR classes to the public on two separate dates: 10/12 at 1pm and 11/9 at 1pm.

Please contact education@tamect.tamu.edu if you are interested!

First Meeting and Informationals Location Announced!

The first TAMECT meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, September 4 at 7pm in room 115 of BSBE (Biological Sciences Bldg. East). This building lies right next to the Heldenfels building on central campus near Evans Library and the SCC. 

Informationals will also be held in the same place on September 9th and 10th (Tuesday and Wednesday) at 7pm. Come out and learn about Care Team and how to get involved!

Informational Dates Have Been Moved

Informationals will now be held on Tuesday, September 9th and Wednesday, September 10th at 7pm. If you are interested in joining Care Team or want to find out what we do, it is highly recommended that you attend one of these meetings. All of the officers will be there to answer your questions.

Location is still TBD.

We Will Be at MSC Open House!

Welcome back to College Station!

MSC Open House is on September 7th. If you or someone you know is interested in joining Care Team, this is the first step! We will be outside next to the ambulance on the 7th, and we'll also have informationals on both the 9th and 10th. (You only need to attend one informational!)

Our first general meeting is on September 4th at 1900. This meeting is for people who are already Care Team members (probies count!). Location is still being determined.

Thanks and gig 'em!

Not Offering CPR Classes in the Summer

TAMECT will not be providing any public CPR classes during the summer. Classes will resume in the Fall.

TAMECT No Longer Staffing Events

Due to the merge with TAMU EMS, Texas A&M Emergency Care Team will no longer be providing emergency first responder services at events. Please contact TAMU EMS for medical staffing for your event.

Changes to Care Team in 2014

For information regarding the changes to Care Team starting 2014, please read the following message from our previous President, Matthew Scribe.

Care Team,

 

As I'm sure many of you are already aware, several changes are coming to Care Team's operations for the coming 2014-15 school year.  Mike Middleton, our advisor, and I met with many of you at our in services to discuss these changes, but for those of you who were unable to attend, I hope this email will be able to answer many of your questions and concerns.

 

Beginning this Fall, TAMU EMS will assume responsibility for staffing all medical standby coverage on campus along with non-licensed Care Team volunteers, including both department of Rec Sports facilities and TAMU athletic events.  As such, Emergency Care Team will no longer be providing our own medical teams for standby events beginning the start of the Fall 2014 semester.  I want to begin by assuring all of you that this is in no way the end of Care Team, either for our EMTs or our non-licensed personnel.  The incoming officer team, Mike, and myself remain committed to transitioning Care Team into this new era.

 

Texas A&M Emergency Care Team's focus as a student organization has always been on developing our members, both as health care practitioners and as leaders, and it is my belief that with this transition Care Team will be even better positioned to train, mentor, and develop all of you.  With Care Team no longer tasked with staffing events, it will free up many resources that can now be devoted to evolving our training programs, our educational classes, and ultimately promoting the personal and professional growth of our members.  In particular, Care Team can now shift its focus to our non-licensed personnel, both new and continuing, rather than scrambling to find EMTs for event staffing.

 

For our current In Charges, In Charges in training, and those of you considering obtaining your TDSHS certification-

 

TAMU EMS will be hiring additional EMTs in student worker positions to meet their increased staffing needs, similar in purpose to how the Rec Medics have functioned in the past.  These student workers will be responsible for staffing all standbys on campus, whether at Rec Sports facilities, athletic events, or other special event requests.  I highly encourage all of you to apply.  Transitioning to EMS will require some additional training, but you will ultimately be functioning in the same role you are currently volunteering with Care Team.  Additionally, this transition does not mean that you  cannot remain a member of Care Team.  Rather, I hope that all of you will remain, helping to train and mentor our non-licensed members.

 

For our non-licensed personnel-

 

Care Team will continue to provide volunteer staffing opportunities to assist TAMU EMS personnel at events, and I know that EMS hopes that Care Team members will continue to volunteer their time and efforts to serve the community alongside them.  Some changes will occur to our training and orientation processes, but these will be designed to enable your success as you volunteer with Care Team, making your involvement more enjoyable and rewarding.  Above all else, please understand that EMS understand and appreciates the value that your bring to our operations, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that Care Team remains a student-led group dedicated to developing its members.  Whether you enjoy Care Team because of the opportunity to work events, the educational opportunities, the social gatherings, or any other reason, there will be a place for you in Care Team.

 

I am sure that many of you still have questions.  While it is early in the transition period and many of the exact details and timing have yet to be defined, please know that we are dedicated to making this transition as open, transparent, and smooth for all of you as possible.  Expect plenty of future emails and meetings as we progress, as it is our goal to both keep you informed and to ensure that you have input into the future of Care Team.  Please feel free to contact me or any other officer with  your questions- if I do not have the answer, I will work to make sure that you get your question answered.

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To Contact TAMECT:

Phone (979) 458-8288 

E-mail president@tamect.tamu.edu

015 AP Beutel Health Center

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