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Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency

April 12th - The TSE Council approved and designated Saint Alphonsus - Boise, as a Level I STEMI center.

March 8th - The TSE Council approved and designated two level II trauma centers, Eastern Regional Idaho Medical Center- Idaho Falls, and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center- Boise. 

February 9th - The TSE Staff would like to congratulate Saint Alphonsus - Boise in becoming the first Idaho TSE designated center.  Saint Alphonsus Boise has been designated by the TSE Council as an Idaho TSE Level II (Primary) Stroke Center.    The TSE Council approved their new logo.


January 28 - Idaho Legislature approved the final rules for Time Sensitive Emergency System.  
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The Idaho TSE system is modeled on evidence-based care, that addresses public education and prevention, 911 access, response coordination, pre-hospital response, transport, hospital emergency/acute care, rehabilitation and quality improvement. The TSE program creates a seamless transition between each level of care and integrates existing community resources to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. It will get the patient to the right place in the right time to the right care.

TSE Brochure

TSE Program Contacts


Bureau Staff Member

Contact Information

Christian Surjan
Program Manager 
 surjanc@dhw.idaho.gov
208-334-6564

Nicole Noltensmeyer
Program Specialist

noltensn@dhw.idaho.gov
208-334-2124

 Beth Sturdevant
Administrative Assistant

SturdevB@dhw.idaho.gov
208-334-4904

 

TSE Council Members

 

Council Member  Council Seat 
Dr. Bill Morgan - Medical Director Trauma Services, Saint Alphonsus Health System
Representing a facility seeking trauma designation
Jami Thomas, RN – Stroke and Cardiovascular Care Coordinator, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Representing a facility seeking stroke designation
Dr. Marshall F. Priest – St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
Representing a facility seeking STEMI designation
Harry Eccard – Deputy Director, Ada County Paramedics

Representing Urban EMS
Bill Spencer – Manager, Syringa Hospital and Clinics Ambulance
Representing Rural EMS
Mike Weimer – Regional Director, Life Flight Network

Representing Air Medical EMS
Casey Meza – Executive Director, Kootenai Health
Administrator of facility seeking designation
Brad Huerta – Administrator, Lost Rivers Hospital
Administrator of CAH seeking designation
Greg Vickers – Trauma Program Manager, Portneuf Medical Center
ED staff member from facility seeking designation
Dr. Kelly McGrath – Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics
ED staff member from CAH seeking designation
Drew Forney, retired

Citizen
Chris Way - Chief Officer, Kootenai County EMS

TSE Region 1 Chair
Angie Jackson, RN - Regional Program Coordinator, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
TSE Region 2 Chair
Dr. John Mayberry - Saint Alphonsus Health System

TSE Region 3 Chair
Dr. Kevin Kraal - Saint Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center

TSE Region 4 Chair
Dennis Carlson - Service Lines Director, Portneuf Medical Center

TSE Region 5 Chair
Dr. Brian O'Byrne - Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

TSE Region 6 Chair


 

The following guiding principles are the foundation for the TSE system:
  • Provide nationally accepted evidence-based practices to time sensitive emergencies;
  • Ensure that standards are adaptable to all providers wishing to participate;
  • Ensure that designated facilities institute a practiced, systematic approach to time sensitive emergencies;
  • Reduce morbidity and mortality from time sensitive emergencies;
  • Design inclusive systems for time sensitive emergencies;
  • Participation is voluntary; and
  • Data are collected and analyzed to measure the effectiveness of the system. 

The Idaho Legislature passed HCR 10 in 2013 to form a workgroup to define the elements of a TSE program, including funding mechanisms and an implementation plan. The workgroup was responsible for drafting legislation for consideration by the 2014 Legislature to form an Idaho TSE program.

The 45-member workgroup, comprised of a variety of stakeholders, including emergency medical service providers, hospitals, healthcare providers, public health, health insurers, rehabilitation providers, legislators and community members, met from May through December creating the system and the legislation to present to the 2014 Legislature. On March 19, 2014, Governor Otter signed Senate Bill 1329aa into law.  

Idaho Statute Title 56 Chapter 10 Subsection 24-30 gives the TSE Council authority to write rules governing the statewide TSE system. The Council has begun meeting and hopes to have rules ready for the 2015 legislative session.  

This page contains the TSE Resource Toolkits/Facility Applications for designation.   We included specific information and guides for Performance Improvement Patient Safety, and Trauma Program Operation Process Performance Committee programs.

             
Please note, that some of these are still in progress and are denoted by an *.

Trauma Center STEMI(Cardiac Center)  Stroke Center
Level I*
Level II
Level III
Level IV
Level V

Pediatric Level I*
Pediatric Level II*
Level I
Level II

 Level I
 Level II
 Level III




Waiver Application
Performance Improvement
Patient Safety(PIPS)
 Trauma Program Operation
 Process Performance
 Committee(TPOPPC)
Trauma Activation Fee (68X)
Developing a PIPS program
PIPS Program Handbook
Trauma Medical Review Form
Primary Review Form
Secondary Review Form
Tertiary Review Form
 TPOPPC Guide Determining Trauma Activation Fee
Trauma Codes FAQ


Below is the list of current TSE designated centers.



The Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency program is actively soliciting site surveyors.  We are interested in physicians and RN/program managers who are active within trauma, neuro, and cardiac specialties. The minimum requirements can be found below.    If you are interested in becoming a site surveyor, please contact Nicole Noltensmeyer at 208-334-2124 or noltensn@dhw.idaho.gov

Physician Surveyor Job description

RN/Program Manager Job description

Surveyor Application
Below you will find educational items that were created by the Idaho TSE Regions, and approved for distribution by the Idaho TSE Council.   


Prevent Stroke

Regional Committee Information

Upcoming Meetings

Friday, May 20

Kootenai Health -Board Room

10 am - 12 pm

Agenda

*Meetings are held on third Friday of every other month.

Meeting Minutes

January 27, 2015
February 20, 2015
March 20, 2015
April 17, 2015
May 15, 2015
July 17, 2015
November 20, 2015
January 21, 2016
March 18, 2016 - Draft
Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, May 24

Location TBD

2 pm - 4 pm

Agenda TBD

*Meetings are held on fourth Tuesday of every other month.


Meeting Minutes

November 4, 2014
November 24, 2014
January 27, 2015
March 17, 2015
June 16, 2015
July 18, 2015

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, May 19

Canyon County Paramedics
6116 Graye Ln. Caldwell Training Rooms A&B

7 am - 9 am

Agenda TBD

*Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month.

Meeting Minutes

January 15, 2015
February 19, 2015
March 19, 2015
June 18, 2015
July 16, 2015
August 20, 2015
September 17,2015
November 19, 2015
December 17, 2015
January 2016
February 18, 2016
March 17, 2016 - Draft
Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, May 4

St. Luke's Magic Valley, Twin Falls
Oak Room 3 & 4

2 pm - 4 pm

Agenda

*Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month

 

Meeting Minutes

January 6, 2015
February 4, 2015
April 1, 2015
May 13, 2015
June 4, 2015
September 2, 2015
October 7, 2015
November, 4 2015
January, 6 2016
April, 6, 2015 - Draft
Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, May 11

Portneuf Medical Center- Pebble Creek Conference Room

4 pm - 5:30 pm

Agenda


*Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month

 

Meeting Minutes

February 18, 2015
May 5, 2015
June 10, 2015
October 14, 2015
November 17, 2015
December 9, 2015
January 13, 2016
March 9, 2016- Draft
Upcoming Meetings

 

Thursday, May 12

Eastern Idaho Publich Health District
1250 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Agenda TBD

*Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month

Meeting Minutes

February 19, 2015
April 28,2015
June 18, 2015
October 27, 2015
November 19, 2015
January 21, 2016
February 25, 2016
March 17, 2016 - Draft

Statewide Meetings and Minutes

May  10, 2016


Saint Alphonsus - Boise-
Moreau Medical building -
Basement Conference Room - B12
6140 W. Curtisian Ave, Boise

9 am - 12 pm

Agenda


TSE Council meetings-Second Tuesday of every month


Minutes


July 9, 2014
July 29, 2014
September 4, 2014
October 14, 2014
October 28, 2014
November 12, 2014
December 16, 2014
January 13, 2015
February 10, 2015
March 10, 2015
April 14, 2015
May 12, 2015
June 9, 2015
August 11, 2015
September 8, 2015
October 13, 2015
November 10, 2015
December 8, 2015
January 12, 2016
February 9, 2016
March 8. 2016
April 12, 2016 - Draft