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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.

january, 2017

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TETAF Hot Topics & News

House, Senate Interim Reports Released

The Public Health Committee of the Texas House of Representatives recently released an interim report providing guidance to lawmakers as they begin the 85th legislative session. There are references to emergency healthcare including the RACs, infectious disease response and emergency communications. The full report is available online.

The House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee has also released a report referencing the work of the RACs and the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC). The report is available here.

The Senate Transportation Committee has released an interim report detailing the Driver Responsibility Program and suggesting modifications to improve the program. The report is available online 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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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

287

Designated Trauma Facilities in Texas

2.54

Texas Trauma Fatality Rate

4.31

National Trauma Fatality Rate Estimate

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