"When I came back I felt strongly I couldn't stop there." She is now emergency preparedness coordinator for the UMass Memorial Medical Center and commander of the Massachusetts-2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team
Even before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) put Disaster Medical Assistance Teams
(DMATs) from all over the United States on alert.
RUTLAND - Rutland paramedic Douglas Sherman is back home after a 12-day medical relief trip to Haiti as part of the Massachusetts-2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team
Smith, commander of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team
based at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
A second team including UMass Memorial doctors and nurses, members of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team
, is now in Port-au-Prince.
Disaster Medical Assistance Team
MA-1, based in Boston, is among the teams from around the country that deployed last month in response to severe storms and flooding in North Dakota.
government through the NDMS can "federalize" and rapidly deploy pre-identified Disaster Medical Assistance Teams
The registry is open to all Arizona health professionals, including active, inactive or retired health workers, students enrolled in a health-related curriculum and health professionals already affiliated with a volunteer organization such as the Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross or disaster medical assistance teams
The disaster medical assistance teams
(DMATs) make up one component of the NDMS.
This did not deter RNs, however, from seeking other avenues to volunteer in the Gulf Coast region through their involvement in Disaster Medical Assistance Teams
(DMAT) and the American Red Cross.
Disaster Medical Assistance Teams
(DMATs) are part of the National Disaster Medical System, under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security.
Although federal disaster preparedness plans include provisions of surge capacity; through Disaster Medical Assistance Teams
(DMATS) and other resources, extraordinary and often improvised measures were needed in New Orleans and in numerous shelters and points of refuge to cope with the scale of the displaced population.