TETAF | Texas EMS Trauma & Acute Care Foundation
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Serving the Texas Trauma &
Emergency Healthcare Community


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


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


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.

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TETAF Hot Topics & News

Texas Perinatal Services Program Now Scheduling NICU Surveys — Dates Available!

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

We have a large team of surveyors available and will work with your facility to accommodate your preferred dates.

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 Hospital Data Management Course Coming to Houston

The next TETAF Hospital Data Management Course will take place Nov. 29-30 in Houston. 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 available online.

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.

News from the Blog

  • Texas Health and Human Services stakeholders are invited to comment on the following draft rules. The comment period ends Nov. 3, 2017. Department of State Health Services 25 TAC, ...

  • The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is accepting applications for membership on the Perinatal Advisory Council. The council develops and recommends criteria for hospital...

  • The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently announced they are developing a reusable respirator to better protect medical providers during pandemics. “During public...

  • Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, began like any typical day for the staff of Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi – meeting notices and cafeteria menu changes were sent out ...

  • The Lieutenant Governor this week announced the full list of Senate interim charges related to Hurricane Harvey. The Senate Finance Committee also announced a hearing October 24 in...

  • TETAF is currently hiring for an Office Manager/Survey Coordinator to be based in Austin. The individual qualified for this position will be a self-starter with strong telephone an...

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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.


Trauma System Areas with RAC Oversight


Designated Trauma Facilities in Texas


2015 Texas Trauma Fatality Rate


National Trauma Fatality Rate Estimate