National Disaster Medical System

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National Disaster Medical System

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NDMS

A partnership between U.S. Federal and State health care institutions that provides emergency responses to catastrophes, including emergency on-site health care, evacuation, and interstate hospital coordination.
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NDMS was appointed as agent for United Van Lines in 1975 and has since established itself as one of United's largest booking agents.
HHS previously activated the field medical care component of NDMS which has enabled approximately 270 health and medical personnel to deploy to Haiti as part of Disaster Medical Assistance Teams.
NDMS regularly purchases new tractors and trailers for its fleet, and the newest additions include several 53-foot trailers that comply with the strict emission laws enacted in California and other states.
Boso added: "Over time, we hope to provide DHHS with additional devices and communications resources as they pursue their goal of providing up to 9,000 NDMS members nationwide with efficient and cost-effective paging devices that offer the agency a reliable and redundant form of wireless communication.
Onstream Media's digital platform will be used to store and stream the training course video and provide an on-demand Web-based delivery mechanism designed to reach approximately 1,800 NDMS hospitals located throughout the United States.
The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) was activated during the relief effort, and many states used EMSystem to comply with NDMS requests including Arkansas, Arizona, Missouri, Virginia and Kentucky.
Hospitals across the nation participating in the NDMS are making beds available as part of the medical response.
Nationwide, the NDMS has identified 40,000 available beds in participating hospitals.
NDMS has developed a computer program that does this, and much more.
The NDMS the nation's oldest and most advanced national medical emergency response force.