Trauma & Emergency Health Care Education

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November 1, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

November 2, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Managing data is essential to improving trauma care. The TETAF Hospital Data Management Course (HDMC) is designed to improve the skill sets of the data entry specialist specific to data input, data abstraction and statistical reporting.
This course is offered virtually via Zoom.

Day 1

Data abstraction

Data entry/data dictionary

Abstracting hospital events

Trauma validation and P.I.

Day 2

Trauma coding and scoring systems

ICD-10-CM and PCS overview

ICD-10-CM and external cause codes

Chart abstract skills lab

Case reviews

Read what past leaners have to say about the course:

"I was able to learn some information I needed to implement to my everyday work, understood how to use the ICD-10-CM and the ICD-10-PCS, and the difference between both codebooks."

"I have a better understanding of hospital events and how to follow the NTDB Data Dictionary and appropriately abstract the record. I have learned how to utilize the trauma registry to pull meaningful data for my trauma center."

"I learned some of the basic and important parts of data abstraction from the patient charts exercises we did. This helped me practice abstracting the correct diagnosis and times."

"I have a better understanding of why quality data is important, where to find a lot of the data and how the data is integrated into the numbers."

Continuing Education

Earn 12.3 contact hours after completing full course and evaluation.

Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002155
Learners Outcomes
Learners will demonstrate data abstraction process through skills lab and case reviews.
Successful Completion
Participant must attend entire educational activity and submit a completed evaluation tool to be awarded the contact hours for this educational activity.
For questions regarding the course or registration, please contact Aaron Rogers, TETAF survey scheduling coordinator, at