VECCS Ad Hoc Committees

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Each committee has approximately 4-7 members including the chair and recommended members below. Once committees are established for the first two-year cycle, members serve a four-year term of service, with approximately half the members being replaced at two-year intervals. The committee chair will have final say on committee membership and rotation. Actual sizes of each committee will vary based on need.

Committee members are encouraged to attend the VECCS general membership meeting if they are in attendance at the annual IVECCS meeting.

Education:

  • Chairperson appointed or reappointed by the President from among members of the Board of Directors or the committee every two years.
  • Members: The size and membership of the committee will be determined by the chairperson and approved by the president and executive director.
  • Charges:
    • Ongoing assessment and evaluation of current educational programs regarding
      • Value to membership
      • Promotion of VECCS mission and core values
  • Innovate and generate future educational products, to include (but not limited to…)
    • Internet-based education (podcast presentations)
    • Weekend traveling seminars
    • On-site learning opportunities
  • Evaluate non-IVECCS programs and Spring Meeting
  • Contribute content for E-newsletter about upcoming or ongoing educational offerings, and updates about science news (summary of recent published study findings in a particular area, new knowledge published, etc.)
  • Responsibility for management and oversight of educational offerings to insure feasibility and sustainability with regards to participant demand and financial cost/ benefit to organization
  • Provide written report of activities to the Board of Directors at regular intervals as determined by the President and Executive Director

 

Member Services:

  • Chairperson appointed or reappointed by the President from among members of the Board of Directors or the committee every two years.
  • Members: The size and membership of the committee will be determined by the chairperson and approved by the president and executive director.
  • Charges:
    • Identify current member service benefits available in writing, and update annually
    • Review by-laws every two years and make recommendations to Board of Directors regarding changes
    • Evaluate the perception of value of services to members on a regular basis
    • Explore new member benefit services with particular attention to feasibility, cost to the organization, and value of service to members.
    • Initial items to consider:
      • Evaluation and expansion of tangible member benefits for all sectors of membership but focus on:
        • Technicians
        • Practice Managers (coordinate with Practice Management committee)
    • Industry partnerships for discounted goods and services
    • Reviewing brochures annually and updating as needed.
    • Access to online educational content from pharmaceutical/ supply companies
    • Promotion of VECCS to non-members and to the general public to increase value
    • Oversee VECCS ambassador program (enrollment, updating content)
    • Contribute content for publication in the E-newsletter (Examples: Practice tips, Expert journal article “pearls” with links to article, Information on member benefits offered)
    • Provide written report of activities to the Board of Directors at regular intervals as determined by the President and Executive Director

 

Practice Management:

  • Chairperson appointed or reappointed by the President from among members of the Board of Directors or the committee every two years.
  • Members: The size and membership of the committee will be determined by the chairperson and approved by the president and executive director. The practice management session coordinator for IVECCS is a member.
  • Charges:
    • Ongoing assessment and evaluation of currently available VECCS practice management tools regarding
      • Value to membership
      • Promotion of VECCS mission and core values
      • Future growth of VECCS membership nationally and internationally
  • Work with the Practice Management member of Symposium committee to coordinate upcoming practice management educational sessions at IVECCS annually
  • Innovate and generate future practice management products, to include (but not limited to…)
    • Personnel and staffing for emergency practice and ECC specialty practice
    • Practice plans/ equipment needs for optimal ECC functionality
    • Sample medical record forms/ release forms for members to model form development
    • Sample ER/CC hospital policy manual
    • Staff/ employee compensation
  • Responsibility for management and oversight of existing and new practice management offerings to insure feasibility and sustainability with regards to materials being kept up to date and financial cost/ benefit to organization
  • Contribute content for publication in the E-newsletter (Examples: Practice management tips, Information on member benefits offered, links to online sources of information)
  • Provide written report of activities to the Board of Directors at regular intervals as determined by the President and Executive Director

Facility Certification Committee:

  • Chairperson appointed or reappointed by the President from among the members of the committee every two years.
  • Members: The size and membership of the committee will be determined by the chairperson and approved by the president and executive director.
  • Charges:
    • Maintenance of certification process
      • Review of applications and response to questions in a timely manner
      • Revisions/clarification of application documentation based on review and comments
      • Communication with membership
      • Provide informational documentation in online format for VECCS membership and public access
      • Develop an appeals system
  • Review and update of minimum requirements, applications documentation, and certification process concurrently with charge noted below
  • Development and implementation of recertification process/documentation
  • Ongoing evaluation and update of certification/recertification  process based standard of care, membership comments, and needs
  • Contribute content for publication in the E-newsletter (Examples: Information on facility certification, requirements, application process, list of certified/recently certified hospitals).
  • Provide written report of activities to the Board of Directors at regular intervals as determined by the President and Executive Director

 

Symposium Committee:

  • See bylaws

 

Finance Committee:

  • See bylaws

 

Publications Committee:

  • See bylaws.