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Serving the Texas Trauma &
Emergency Healthcare Community

SERVICES

TETAF has an outstanding team of credentialed surveyors trained to provide trauma, stroke and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) designation surveys throughout Texas.

EDUCATION

TETAF offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year and is an approved provider of continuing nursing education and EMS continuing education.

ADVOCACY

TETAF provides testimony, advises lawmakers and actively pursues legislation to provide the best trauma and emergency healthcare for all Texans.

TETAF Was Created to Help Improve the Trauma and Emergency Healthcare System for All Texans.

TETAF was created to support the development of the state trauma and emergency healthcare system and provides designation surveys, advocacy and educational opportunities throughout the state.

TETAF was granted authority by the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2008 to provide verification surveys for Level III and Level IV designated trauma facilities, and in 2009 the first TETAF staff was hired to begin fully implementing TETAF’s mission. TETAF is now approved to perform trauma, NICU and stroke surveys.

TETAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Austin.

september, 2017

07sepalldayalldayTOPIC Course (Arlington)

13sep9:00 am12:00 pmStakeholder Review of Draft Maternal Levels of Care Designation Rules

13sep1:00 pm3:00 pmStakeholder Review of Draft Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Designation Rules

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TETAF Hot Topics & News

TETAF to Host Hospital Data Management Course

The next TETAF Hospital Data Management Course will take place Oct. 5-6 in South Padre, Texas. The course is designed to improve the skill sets of the data entry specialist specific to data input, data abstraction and statistical reporting, which are used to improve the state’s emergency care system. Registration is now open.

Save the Date: TETAF November General Meeting

The Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF) will meet in Fort Worth on Sunday, November 19th at 7:00 am for the quarterly general meeting. The meeting is hosted in conjunction with the quarterly Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) meetings and the Texas EMS Conference.

An agenda and additional meeting details will be available at a future date.

TETAF general meetings are open to all interested stakeholders. Light refreshments will be served.

Texas Perinatal Services Program Now Scheduling NICU Surveys

TETAF’s Texas Perinatal Services Program, an approved Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) surveying entity by the Texas Department of State Health Services, is currently scheduling surveys for 2017 and beyond.

Requests for Survey can be submitted through our services page. More information on TETAF survey services is available here. Additional NICU resources are also available in the TETAF Resources Library.

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TETAF has launched a social media campaign as part of the Just Drive injury prevention initiative. Like us on Facebook at: Just Drive TETAF and follow us on Twitter: @JustDrive_TETAF. Check out the social media guide to learn how you can help spread the work via social media. Read more about the campaign and how to get involved and access campaign materials.

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Trauma System Areas with RAC Oversight

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Designated Trauma Facilities in Texas

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2015 Texas Trauma Fatality Rate

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National Trauma Fatality Rate Estimate

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