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Iowa Volunteer Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (IA-DMATS)

CDOR has developed five volunteer IA-DMAT's. The teams are sponsored by hospitals located throughout Iowa. Each team consists of physicians, emergency and intensive care nurses, physician assistants, paramedics, respiratory and pharmacy technicians.

Mission

The mission of the volunteer Iowa Disaster Medical Assistance Team(s) is to provide medical care and public health services to disaster/terrorism victims and supplement and support disrupted or overburdened local medical/public health personnel and resources at or near the disaster site during the first 24-72 hours of the incident when requested. IA-DMAT will not self-deploy.

Purpose

The purpose of the IA-DMAT Committee is to actively engage in the development and implementation of a statewide plan and operational procedures for mobilization and deployment of volunteer medical care, public health practitioners/services, and other disaster experts to or near the disaster site when local resources have been overburdened or exhausted. It is the responsibility of the membership to provide regular updates and communication regarding the activities and progress made by this Committee to the constituents they represent.

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