ESO’s Garrett Hall Awarded Joseph J. Tepas, MD Award by Pediatric Trauma Society

Annual award recognizes excellence in trauma-related research; paper based on racial disparities and safety concerns around prehospital analgesia for children with long bone fractures

AUSTIN, Texas – ESO, the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments, hospitals, and state EMS/Trauma offices, today announced Garrett D. Hall, BSN, RN, CSTR, CAISS, Director of Hospital and Registry Programs at ESO, received the prestigious Joseph J. Tepas, MD Award at the seventh annual meeting of the Pediatric Trauma Society.

The research identified racial disparities and safety concerns in prehospital analgesia for children with long bone fractures. In the prehospital setting, Black children are 44 percent less likely to receive pain medication when compared to white children. The research also identified that 20 percent of children did not have a weight in kilograms recorded before analgesia administration.

Established in 2016, the Joseph J. Tepas, MD Award is presented to the authors who demonstrate excellence in trauma related research and best exemplifies Dr. Tepas’ commitment to education and research. The non-physician award recognizes work in nursing, allied health, or other areas of trauma research.

“This is a tremendous honor for Garrett and the entire ESO team as we bring data to the forefront of critical conversations that will improve patient outcomes,” said Dr. Brent Myers, Chief Medical Officer for ESO. “Their leadership and commitment to developing an evidence-based patient registry platform and practice at ESO will truly move the industry forward.”

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ESO (ESO Solutions, Inc.) is dedicated to improving community health and safety through the power of data. Since its founding in 2004, the company continues to pioneer innovative, user-friendly software to meet the changing needs of today’s EMS agencies, fire departments, hospitals and state EMS offices. ESO currently serves thousands of customers throughout North America with a broad software portfolio, including the industry-leading ESO Electronic Health Record (EHR), the next generation ePCR; ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE), the first-of-its-kind healthcare interoperability platform; ESO Fire RMS, the gold standard for fire Record Management Systems; trauma, burn and stroke registry software; and ESO State Repository. ESO is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

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