EMS and Trauma Registries

Image of NEMSIS v.3.5.0 Collect Data Compliant BadgeWelcome to the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Registries (EMSTR). EMSTR includes four registries:

  • The EMS Registry;
  • The acute Traumatic Injury Registry;
  • The Traumatic Brain Injury Registry / Spinal Cord Injury Registry; and
  • The Submersion Registry.

EMSTR is a statewide passive surveillance system that collects reportable event data from EMS providers, hospitals, justices of the peace, medical examiners, and rehabilitation facilities. Texas is home to one of the largest EMS registries in the U.S. with more than 4 million EMS runs received annually.

Data reporting requirements for the EMS & Trauma Registries
Portal to the EMS & Trauma Registries
Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council


Important News and Updates

All EMSTR Hospital Users:

Please find recently published National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) (International Trauma Data Exchange/ITDX 2023) under the Hospital Requirements tabs. Web service submitters and organizations working with a software vendor should begin making accommodations to submission protocols, as necessary. Please contact us at injury.web@dshs.texas.gov if you have questions or need assistance.

Previously recorded webinars 


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