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Nurses who are interested in pre-registering with a disaster response organization can visit the following links for more information: * Community Emergency Response Team * American Red Cross--Volunteer * Medical Reserve Corps * National Disaster Medical System * Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals * Be Safe, Be Prepared: Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals in Disaster Response For more information on the United We Serve effort, visit http://www.
Polivka-West offered six specific recommendations: * The National Disaster Medical System should be reconfigured to support the evacuation and care of nursing home patients/ residents, assisted living residents, and people residing in residential care facilities for the elderly and developmentally disabled.
DMATs are part of the National Disaster Medical System under the U.
The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) is a public-private partnership, based primarily in the Department of Homeland Security, which coordinates teams of medical providers to respond to storms, floods, airplane crashes, and even large-scale events like the Olympics or presidential inaugurations.
health and human services secretary authority to oversee emergency public health and medical responses, create preparedness partnerships between state and regional hospitals and return the National Disaster Medical System to HHS.
Under the Comptroller General's authority to conduct evaluations on his own initiative, GAO examined (1) the challenges hospital and nursing home administrators faced, (2) the extent to which limitations exist in the design of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) to assist with patient evacuations, and (3) the federal requirements for hospital and nursing home disaster and evacuation planning.
We were told they (the National Disaster Medical System and the Federal Emergency Management Agency) likely would come around again to us for support in about a week or so from our demobilization from our initial mission to the New Orleans airport," Miller said.
By statute, the VA serves as a backup to the Department of Defense and the National Disaster Medical Systems in times of national emergency.