Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance Teams provide high-quality rapid-response medical care when public health and medical emergencies overwhelm state, local, tribal, or territorial resources. In the aftermath of natural and technological disasters, acts of terrorism, and during disease outbreaks, DMAT members are on location protecting health and saving lives. DMAT members also serve behind-the-scenes to provide medical support at national special security events like the inauguration.
Highly adaptable, DMAT members are trained to fill a variety of impactful roles, from performing medical triage and emergency care to supporting infusion centers and vaccine sites to decompressing hospital emergency rooms to supporting patient movement and more.DMAT members work together tirelessly, frequently in austere conditions, to provide medical care and support when it is needed most.
DMATs perform patient-care functions in a variety of mission scenarios based on the identified standards of care, including but not limited to:
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