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 Strengthens the Trauma, Stroke, Neonatal, and Maternal Health Care System for Texans
TETAF supports the development of the state's trauma, emergency, and perinatal health care system by providing 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, maternal, and stroke surveys.
TETAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Austin.
TETAF Hot Topics & News
TETAF Board Meeting
The next TETAF Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for December 12, 2019 in San Antonio at the Drury Plaza Hotel located at 105 South St. Mary's Street.
DSHS Has Set Dates for Rule Revision Meetings
The Department of State Health Services has set dates for stakeholder input on stroke and trauma rule revisions.
Visit the Office of EMS-Trauma Systems website for times and locations.
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 Courses
December 5, 2019 - Arlington, hosted by the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council
Download the Latest Impact Report
TETAF has released the 2015-2017 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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TETAF supports the "Stop the Bleed" national campaign and encourages all trauma and emergency healthcare leaders to utilize these free resources:
“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.”