As the storm left North America, a state of emergency was declared in seven states. Emergency operation centers, essential assets, communication and transportation centers were placed on alert. Mandatory evacuations for high-risk areas were ordered. Army and Air National Guard troops reported to state armories. A few days later, on Oct. The Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team DMAT is comprised of professional and paraprofessional medical personnel supported by a cadre of logistical and administrative staff designed to provide medical care during a disaster or other event. This system allows government, non-government and private assets to work together seamlessly to manage incidents involving all threats and hazards. DMATs are designed to be a rapid-response element, supplementing local medical care until other federal or contract resources can be mobilized, or the situation is resolved. DMATs deploy to disaster sites with sufficient supplies and equipment to sustain themselves for 72 hours while providing medical care at a fixed or temporary medical care site. The personnel are activated for a period of two weeks. DMAT teams were placed on alert Oct. The U. By the end of deployment Day 1 Oct 31 the members of CT-1 were tasked with providing housing and medical care for nursing home evacuees from an extended care facility in Rockaway Park, Queens, N. A section of the boardwalk was thrown against the building blowing out its windows and flooding the first few floors. It was located on the ground floor, which quickly filled with the rushing waters of the Atlantic. Ambulances arrived and for several hours residentss were evacuated to various emergency shelters within the city. Twenty-eight of these residents arrived at our sit—the Lehman shelter—with limited medical orders or medication information, which presented a significant challenge. Residents arrived with a variety of information. Some had single-sheet emergency records; some had blister-pack medications and some residents had no information at all. In a few cases, staff from the facility was available to fill in some of the blanks. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps mental health team evaluated residents with cognitive or psychiatric disorders. Eventually, the administrators were allowed back into the nursing home, and were able to provide pertinent medical information. Knowing that other general population evacuees were slated to arrive in the same accommodations, local authorities decided to move this vulnerable population to two adjoining dance studios for safety and containment concerns. The sleeping area used a portable room divider for gender separation. The separate sleeping and dining areas provided a minimum level of needed exercise space; when patients were in the larger gym facility, it became clear that they ate, slept and socialized on their cots.
Ok 1 dmatShe has published articles and presented several papers on a variety of trauma-related topics. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. She has over twenty-seven years of nursing experience, most of those spent caring for trauma patients throughout the care continuum. She has two certifications in trauma and emergency care and two certifications in trauma registry. Maureen has been involved in the health information management field for over twenty years working across all general health information areas, specializing in trauma. She also works closely with the Maryland Department of Transportation — Highway Safety Office on data analyses and traffic records, facilitates the State Traffic Records Coordinating Committee TRCCserves as the data coordinator for the Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan SHSPconducts and analyzes the annual observational seat belt study, serves as an analytical resource for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, and answers data requests from state and local agencies as well as the public at large. Vickie has been involved in the trauma and critical care for several years as an emergency department nurse and clinical nurse specialist. She was the Trauma Program Director for St. She is actively involved as a reviewer for the American College of Surgeons and educator for the Society of Trauma Nurses. Greg has spent much of his career in emergency nursing. He has had several deployments throughout the United States in support of Federal disaster response efforts, most recently post-hurricane in Puerto Rico. She has a vast background of trauma care and consulting all across the United States as well as internationally with several presentations, publications of her own as well as having provided peer review for research publications. Jan is a retired nurse educator. She has published articles and presented many papers on a wide variety of trauma topics. Jan was the first Technical Coordinator for Injury Scaling until retiring in Jan has been AIS faculty since and is enjoying semi-retirement by gardening, reading and riding her Missouri Fox Trotter, Diamond Rio, on trails around central Texas. She is married to a retired Army officer and helicopter pilot, Murray, and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Her goal has been to share her knowledge while elevating the recognition of trauma registrars through enhanced skill and education. She is responsible for cadaveric specimen acquisition, storage, inventory maintenance, preparation, testing, autopsy and final disposition. Skip to Main Content. AIS Course Faculty. Kathryn Loftis, Ph.
Wa 1 dmatTDR's team includes owner Cecelia Rosser, a retired senior executive in federal law enforcement and former director of training and assessments for the International Association of Chiefs of Police IACP and a diverse cadre of very experienced subject matter expert consultants. They all share a passion for teaching, mentoring and helping to develop individuals and organizations. She oversaw the development and fielding of a leadership training program used by police departments throughout North America. Cecelia conceived of, developed and fielded an internationally recognized leadership training program for women in law enforcement. In partnership with major city, mid-size city and small police departments, she and her team deployed mobile mentoring teams to each of the countries to partner with local or national police in the host country to build their capacity to better serve the citizenry. Cecelia also oversaw staff and consultants engaged in large scale organizational assessments and management studies of police departments and the recruitment of police chiefs nationwide. Government retiring as a member of the Senior Executive Service. After six years with the Department of Defense, she spent 22 years in progressively responsible positions in Federal law enforcement, retiring as the Deputy Inspector General of the U. Postal Service. Serving in the Departments of Defense, Transportation, Treasury and the Social Security Administration she rose from street agent through various supervisory positions to first deputy and then the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations supervising national criminal and administrative investigations at the Department of Transportation and the Postal Service. She also served on various details to House and Senate investigative committees while serving in the Office of Special Investigations at the General Accountability Office. Inshe became the undersheriff in charge of jail operations. During her career, she discovered a passion for training and has presented at numerous national, state and local events for both private and public sector organizations. Her areas of expertise include: women in the workplace, generational issues, wellness and resilience, leadership, coaching, diversity, ethics, and change management. Her desire is to make the world a better place and she brings that passion along with a bit of humor into her informative, evidenced-based presentations. She enjoys traveling, photography, running, and reading. She is married and has three very adorable rescue dogs. Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt is a career law enforcement officer having served in a variety of positions, ranks and capacities since She has worked in municipal, county, and state government, as well as private industry. Wendy spent the majority of her career in campus policing where inshe was appointed Chief of Police at the University of Northern Colorado and, inwas appointed Chief at Colorado State University. Wendy also served as the Chief of Staff for the Miami Beach Police Department from where she was responsible for the administrative functions of the organization. Wendy has also spent considerable time teaching and training in classrooms and police academy settings. She has authored several articles and served as an adjunct professor at Colorado State University, and as a consultant for public and private entities, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Debbie holds registrations and licenses in Securities through FSC Securities Corporation and Insurance in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia Debbie conducts many educational seminars and workshops each year. In addition, Debbie specializes in Divorce Financial Planning and is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst working with people going through separation and divorce.
Nc 1 dmatMain Content Take on New Challenges. Join an Amazing Team. Are you ready to make the commitment to serve during disasters and emergencies? Before deciding to serve with NDMS, make sure that you understand the responsibilities that come with the position. Serving with NDMS is a serious commitment. Take some time to learn about the NDMS teams and find a team that is right for your particular skills. Next, learn about the commitments that come with serving on an NDMS team. You will need to be available to deploy, be medically and physically fit, complete training, participate in team meetings, and respond to requests for information. Do you think you are up for the challenge? Similar to military reservists, NDMS personnel come from private sector jobs around the country to respond as intermittent federal employees during disasters. Before becoming a part of the team, you need to apply for the job. Once you see an opportunity that is right for you, apply to join. Positions typically stay open for about two weeks. Right now, NDMS is accepting applications for the following positions:. NDMS team members will be selected on criteria including but not limited to an ability to be on-call for deployment for at least two weeks several times each year, work experience, skill level, other team experience, commitment and ability to work in a team setting. Submission of an application does not guarantee you a team position. Once your application has been received, NDMS will forward the application to the team for further review, which may include an interview. You will be notified by NDMS if your application is officially accepted and you become a member of the team. If NDMS decides to proceed with your employment, a team will help you navigate the remainder of the federal employment process. The process includes completion of various federal employment application forms, fingerprinting and a background check. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Turn on more accessible mode.
Remember Me. A Disaster Medical Assistance Team DMAT is a group of professional medical personnel supported by a cadre of logistical and administrative staff designed to provide emergency medical care during a disaster or other event. In mass casualty incidents, responsibilities include triaging patients, providing austere medical care, and preparing patients for evacuation. In other situations, DMATs may provide primary health care or augment overloaded health care staffs. DMATs typically deploy as person mobile medical units, or smaller strike teams, to augment local health care personnel and facilities in times of disaster. DMATs are capable of standing up self-supporting temporary emergency medical care centers, providing supplemental medical staff for denuded hospitals following disasters and providing airhead support for the movement of casualties from a disaster area to available health care resources in unaffected areas of the nation. See videos about NDMS. You can also set up an account on USAJobs. You are also encouraged to build your online USAJobs. Designed by The Mad Medic. Username Password Remember Me Forgot your password? Forgot your username? What is a DMAT? Join VA Team personnel can click a.