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Announcement from the CMRETAC Executive Director Anne Montera

Announcement from the CMRETAC Executive Director Anne Montera

Dear EMS and Trauma Community,
Amazing changes are coming to the Central Mountains RETAC this summer. After almost 10 years of working in one capacity or another and most recently as the Executive Director, I will be stepping down as of June 30th. Over the past 4 years, the region has grown by almost 300%, adding injury and sudden cardiac arrest prevention programs, Regional Medical Direction annual meetings, a sophisticated communication system, new educational offerings, along with large agency participation from every organization throughout the region. All of this work wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing work from our Leadership Team and Executive Board of Directors and support from the Regional Board of Directors.
Thank you for the opportunity to lead this organization into a new era of regional EMS and Trauma care in the Central Mountains. The knowledge, experience, and most importantly the relationships gained during my tenure, will never be forgotten.
I have accepted a new position as the Senior Vice-President of Quality for Ready Responders, a national start-up organization. It is a great opportunity for the next stage in my career and to ultimately change healthcare. This start-up organization has the chance to create one of the largest Community Paramedic programs in the nation. I will continue to live with my family in Gypsum, CO, with limited traveling.
With all that being said, I am very proud to announce that I will be handing off the torch to Sarah Weatherred, the current Trauma Program Manager at Vail Health. Sarah will be transitioning into this new position as I transition out, over the next 3 months. This 90-day transition plan will allow for a smooth transition and opportunity to pass on my knowledge and experience.
Sarah is a Kansas native and has lived and worked in Eagle County, Colorado since 1996. she holds a BA in Psychology, Associates Degree in Nursing, BSN, and an MSN in Nursing Education. She has over 20 years of health care experience and has worked in a variety of settings including pre-hospital, emergency, medical-surgical, clinic and labor and delivery. She served as a Nursing Professor and simulation faculty at Colorado Mountain College for six years. In 2017, she became the Trauma Program Manager at Vail Health Hospital, where she began her involvement with the CMRETAC.
We look forward to seeing everyone at events this summer and introducing Sarah. Thank you for all of your support!
Stay safe my friends,
Anne Montera

Statement from Sarah Weatherred

I am so proud to be a part of the CMRETAC and the role it serves in injury prevention, education and emergency and trauma system support. I believe strongly that the CMRETAC is, and has been moving in a very positive direction thanks to leadership and increased participation. I will work hard to maintain the momentum and I look forward to the opportunity to serve our region as the CMRETAC the Executive Director. I have the utmost respect for the work being done in our region and State, and I genuinely look forward to working with each of you.

Sarah Weatherred
Incoming Executive Director for Central Mountains RETAC
Phone: 970-331-3355

Registration Now Open for Western Slope Trauma Retreat

Registration is Now Open for the 2019 Western Slope Trauma Retreat

May 9-10 in Vail, CO

Please join the Central Mountains RETAC and Northwest RETAC for the 2019 Western Slope Trauma Retreat May 9th and 10th in Vail, Colorado. The retreat is open to all Trauma Nurse Coordinators, Trauma Registrars, and Trauma Medical Directors.

Agenda Day 1

Agenda Day 2

Click below for more information and to register now.

Western Slope Trauma Retreat 

Support Central Mountains RETAC on Colorado Gives Day!

Support Central Mountains RETAC on Colorado Gives Day!

Colorado’s largest day of giving, Colorado Gives Day, is taking place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. On this day, thousands of people come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours.

When you donate to Central Mountains RETAC, you’re helping us to promote and sustain exceptional healthcare, education and prevention programs for the providers, citizens, and visitors of our region.  Supporting Central Mountains RETAC means you are helping us to continue our Teen Seat Belt Challenge, provide helmets to local kids and support our Sudden Cardiac Arrest program.

Keynote Address at EMS World Expo

Keynote Address at EMS World Expo

Anne Montera, the CMRETAC’s Executive Director of Central Mountains RETAC, and Chris Montera, CEO of Eagle County Paramedics, will be delivering the keynote address at EMS World Expo, in Nashville, TN.  Anne Montera, a registered nurse, will share her personal story of how she suffered a cardiac arrest, was resuscitated by her paramedic husband, Chris, only to awake in a hospital and learn she was being treated for an opioid overdose. The keynote is scheduled for 9:30 am CT on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. It will be streamed Live via EMS World’s Facebook account.
This speaking event follows a three-part article series that has been showcased in EMS World’s magazine over the past three months. 
The concluding article will be released on Thursday, November 1st. 

TNC Retreat – May 2019

Save the Date

Please join the Central Mountains and Northwest RETACs on May 9th and 10th, 2019 for our second annual Trauma Nurse Coordinator Retreat.  After the success of last year, we are expanding the retreat to two days!  So, mark your calendars and stay posted for more information.

FP-C Review Course

Eagle County Paramedic Services(ECPS) will be hosting a FP-C Review course in Edwards on October 4th & 5th, 2018. Captain Jimmy Gruenwald, a PA with the 160 Special Operations Aviation Regiment who has extensive experience instructing in critical care will be instructing the course. ECPS is a credentialed re-cert site for
FP-C. This class is geared for those who already have FP-C and are planning on recertification, however, anyone who is interested in critical care is welcome to attend. Sixteen hours of CE will be gained. This is not a prep class for the test.
Topics to be covered:
-Lab values review
-Ventilator management
-Advanced critical care cardiology
-Burns management
-Pearls for management of medical and trauma patients
-Neurologic emergencies
-Review of pediatrics
Central Mountains RETAC will cover the cost for anyone within the region. Individuals outside of the region are welcomed to attend at a fee of $150 per person. Space is limited so please register at your earliest convince.
Registration –
Please contact Will Dunn – wdunn@ecparamedics.com

Stop the Bleed free training at Rocky Mountain Trauma & Emergency Medicine Conference

Stop the Bleed free training at Rocky Mountain Trauma & Emergency Medicine Conference

Denver Health will be hosting free Stop the Bleed training in Vail on June 6th.

Bleeding Control Basic (BCon) Course

Learn the Basics of Bleeding Control

Date: June 6, 2018 – 2 FREE class options

Location: Hotel Talisa, 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Register Here

Contact 303-602-3254

There will be two separate classes:

9:30 – 11:30 am – Vail  Community Members

1:30 – 3:30 pm – Healthcare professionals attending Rocky Mountain Trauma & Emergency Medicine Conference