Serving the Texas Trauma & Emergency Health Care Community
TETAF has an outstanding team of credentialed surveyors trained to provide trauma, stroke, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and maternal care 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 health care for all Texans.
COVID-19 and TETAF Surveys
As TETAF continues to monitor COVID-19, the needs of our hospital partners and surveyors are our top priority. The TETAF and Texas Perinatal Services leadership has determined it would be in the best interest and safety of all to postpone all surveys scheduled through May 1, 2020.
TETAF and Texas Perinatal Services leadership will continue to actively monitor the status of COVID-19 through daily calls with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and other organizations. TETAF will follow any recommended actions and adapt practices as needed.
Our survey coordinators will work to reschedule your survey at a later date. No rescheduling fee will be charged by TETAF. According to DSHS, designations will be extended as needed during the COVID-19 response and until we move back to normal operations.
TETAF and Texas Perinatal Services welcome you to contact us personally to discuss your concerns.
Kathy Clayton - Survey Coordinator email@example.com
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CANCELLED: GETAC EMS Education Committee Meeting
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has cancelled the Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) EMS Education Committee meeting scheduled for Friday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m. in Hurst.
CANCELLED: Texas EMS Educators Summit 2020
The Texas EMS Educators Summit scheduled for Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 in Corpus Christi has been cancelled.
CANCELLED: Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Meetings
The Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) meetings scheduled for May 20-22 have been cancelled.
American College of Surgeons Trauma Verification Program
All Trauma Verification program on site visits scheduled from March through the remainder of 2020 will be postponed as long as one year.
For questions, please contact the Trauma Verification staff at COTVRC@facs.org.
POSTPONED: Society of Trauma Nurses Level IV Workshop
The Society of Trauma Nurses Level IV Workshop scheduled for May 2 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa has been postponed. A new date for the course will be announced at a later time.
Visit https://www.traumanurses.org/ for updates.
CANCELLED: 2020 Austin Trauma & Critical Care Conference
CANCELLED: The 2020 Austin Trauma & Critical Care Conference scheduled for May 27-29 has been cancelled. The conference will return in 2021. If you have paid for the conference, you will receive a full refund.
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TETAF News Updates
Next Meeting of the TETAF Board of Directors
The next quarterly meeting of the TETAF Board of Directors will be Tuesday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. via video conference.
Texas Perinatal Services Program Now Scheduling Maternal Care Surveys – Save $500!
TETAF's Texas Perinatal Services Program, an approved surveying entity by the Texas Department of State Health Services, is now taking requests for both NICU and maternal care surveys.
We have a large team of surveyors available and will work with your facility to accommodate your preferred dates.
In addition to our already low, nonprofit pricing, hospitals booking their first maternal care survey may be eligible for a $500 discount. Contact TETAF for details.
Upcoming TOPIC Courses
Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course
Interested in attending TOPIC? The next scheduled courses in Texas will be held on May 20 in Austin, July 9 in Arlington, August 19 in Austin, September 3 in Arlington, and November 21 during the Texas EMS Conference.
For more details and to register, click here.
Download the Latest Impact Report
TETAF has released the 2018-2019 Impact Report, detailing the actions and accomplishments of the foundation over the past few years.
Download the full report for an update on service lines, educational outreach, advocacy and financials.
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“This was my third trauma survey and it was by far the most informative. [The surveyor] really assisted me with understanding the DSHS trauma requirements.”
Childress Regional Medical Center
"The surveyor was great. I learned so much during the survey process from her."
Little River Hospital Rockdale
“Definitely a great educational opportunity with a very knowledgeable surveyor.”
Brownfield Regional Medical Center
“[Our surveyor] was very thorough in her evaluation process; open and honest. Gave feedback that will help our trauma program continue to grow.”