4 Why is there a need for RMAT? To provide a rapid response capability to assist local medical agencies, during times of disaster or crisis.To augment local medical surge capacity.To assist with mass prophylaxis during large scale illness outbreaks.
5 Who should be on RMAT? Physicians Nurses Respiratory Therapist ParamedicsEmergency Medical TechniciansLaw enforcement officersCommunications specialistPharmacistsLogistical staffSocial workersChaplainsCoroners
7 What is required of team members? Each team member will be required to attend quarterly training.Be available for a THREE DAY deployment once the team is deployed.
8 Each team member is trained in: Incident Command/NIMSDisaster Life SupportBasic Disaster Life SupportAdvanced Disaster Life SupportHaz-Mat awareness
9 Resources/Equipment Ford F-550 box type truck One MCI trailer stocked with medical suppliesOne John Deere gatorPharmacy-cache for treatment of patients and team membersCommunications equipmentOxygen Plant
10 Tents and SheltersAllow self-sustained operation, even in austere conditions.Inventory:2 – 22x42 shelter, 1 – 22x22 shelter2 – 5-ton HVAC units and Supplemental HeatFluorescent lightingCotsGasoline and diesel powered generators
11 Inflatable Shelter Setup at Palmetto Richland Hospital
12 Electronic Patient Tracking First Trak by Disaster Management SolutionsHandheld ScannersWeb based “dashboard” for monitoring status, location and destination of all patientsAllows numerous hospital/EOC loginsWireless communication between host/handhelds and host/internetMinimal operator input needed for transfer of information, automatic uploadsFast and simple
15 How is the team requested? The team will be requested from other jurisdictions throughout the midlands through the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)
16 Deployment GoalTo be assembled at a predetermined site within two hours of notification.In-route to the incident location within three hours, with a minimum of 15 responders.On site, set up and ready to receive patients within six hours.
17 How long will the team be deployed? Up to 72 hours, in conjunction with the other state teams located in Spartanburg, Beaufort and Horry counties. Goal is to have a seamless transfer of care between state and federal assets.
18 RMAT IN ACTION!Photos of our equipment and team members…