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.
TETAF Survey Update
TETAF believes on-site surveys are optimal to ensure compliance with the standards of care set forth in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, TETAF has implemented safety precautions to protect surveyors and hospital teams. TETAF always works with each of our hospital partner’s needs and can customize our on-site survey processes to adapt to the unique circumstances for that hospital during this time.
TETAF and our surveyors’ top priority is ensuring healthcare quality in our hospitals.
TETAF News Updates
TETAF Legislative Workgroup Weekly Meetings
TETAF hosts its Legislative Workgroup meetings each week during the legislative session. The calls are every Friday at 10:00 a.m. CST via Zoom. If you are not currently registered to join these calls and have an interest in advocating for trauma, stroke, maternal, or neonatal care you can register via the button below.
Next Meeting of the TETAF Board of Directors
The next quarterly meeting of the TETAF Board of Directors will be held on June 22, 2021. Meeting details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Next Meeting of the Texas TQIP Collaborative
The next meeting of the Texas Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) will be held virtually.
To attend the meeting, please email TexasTQIP@tetaf.org. This meeting is open to all Level I, II, and III trauma centers as long as a signed confidentially statement is on file.
Texas TQIP will hold all meetings virtually through 2021.
2021 Texas TQIP Virtual Meetings
POSTPONED: February 16, 2021 (Will be rescheduled soon.)
May 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Central, 9:00 a.m. Mountain
August 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Central, 9:00 a.m. Mountain
November 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Central, 9:00 a.m. Mountain
Upcoming TOPIC Courses
Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course
Interested in attending TOPIC? All courses are virtual.
For more details and to register, click here.
View and Download the 2020 TETAF Annual Report
The 2020 TETAF Annual Report is now available for viewing. It details the many accomplishments of the foundation during the past year.
Click the square on the bottom right to increase the viewing size and then click the arrow on the right to turn the pages. Download a PDF of the report by clicking on the arrow on the top right corner or share a link by clicking on the top left corner.
TETAF supports the "Stop the Bleed" national campaign and encourages all trauma and emergency healthcare leaders to utilize these free resources:
“[Our surveyor] was easy to talk to and was very knowledgeable about trauma care. He was willing to answer my questions by helping me to develop some new ideas to improve care to the patient and proactive involvement with our trauma program."
CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial
“Everyone at TETAF was super helpful. I was able to reach out at any time I needed help or had questions throughout the whole survey process, including survey days. This made for a more comfortable survey. Thank you all."
Baylor Scott & White Taylor Hospital
“This was my first survey and I feel like I gained a vast amount of knowledge from [our surveyor], thank you."
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
“Everyone was professional and caring. Any question I had was answered in a timely manner."
Hardeman County Memorial Hospital
“[Our surveyor] gave great feedback during the survey, explaining his thought processes. We liked the strengths and recommendations. It is nice to hear what we are doing good while making recommendations on things we can improve."
Valley Regional Medical Center
“We had a great team of surveyors. In a short time, I got a sense they really understood who we are as an organization.”
El Paso Children's Hospital
“[Our surveyors] did a great job and were very thorough. We had no potential deficiencies!”