The Trauma Coordinator is a registered nurse who is responsible for promoting optimal trauma care, through clinical activities, professional and public education, research activities, administrative functions, and quality improvement activities. The Trauma Coordinator is responsible for the Trauma PI Program, Trauma Registry, the RAC, Community Injury Prevention Programs, the Texas Trauma Coordinators Forum and Texas EMS Trauma and Acute Care Foundation (TETAF). Close communication with these groups allows the coordinator to function as a stabilizing force in the multidisciplinary care required by the trauma patient. This involvement begins with the pre-hospital resuscitation of the patient, care in the emergency department, and extends through admission to discharge home, transfer to an institution with a higher level of care, entering into a rehabilitation program, or death. It is important for the coordinator to establish and maintain a communication system with all departments and individuals involved in the care of trauma patients.