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.

april, 2017

24apr - 26All DaySTRAC Regional Emergency Healthcare Systems Conference(All Day)

24apr8:00 am- 5:00 pm12-Lead EKG Training8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TETAF Hot Topics & News

TETAF Accepting Applications for Trauma Surveyors

TETAF is currently adding a limited number of trauma surveyors to our verification team.

Applicants must be a physician or nurse with current experience coordinating and managing a Trauma Center and have direct experience in the preparation for and successful completion of trauma facility verifications/designations for no less than two successful surveys. They must be currently employed in the coordination of care for trauma patients and employed by a facility that maintains a trauma designation in good standing with no contingencies with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

More information and an application are available online.

Panhandle RAC Stroke & STEMI Conference

TETAF is partnering with the Panhandle RAC to bring stroke & STEMI education to Amarillo!

This course is open to all and will provide participants with an update on the latest research and best practices in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease to include prehospital management of both stroke and STEMI, emergency department management of acute stroke and STEMI, STEMI identification and ways for EMS and hospitals to partner to provide optimal public education and patient care.

More information is available online. Register here.

Texas Perinatal Services Program Scheduling Surveys for 2017

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

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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Trauma System Areas with RAC Oversight


Designated Trauma Facilities in Texas


2015 Texas Trauma Fatality Rate


National Trauma Fatality Rate Estimate