Texas Emergency Medical Task Force EMTF-7 ~An Overview~ Texas Disaster Medical System =EMTF-7 focus Acute Public Health RAT Team Amb Ambulance trike Strike Teams Team CAT Teams Epi Team Hospital Medical Staffing Contracts Nurse RNStrike Strike Teams Teams Long Term Care Regional MOC CASPER Team Food Safety Teams ESRD MACC AMBUS Enviro Health Team TSA Mobile Medical Unit Local MOC MIST TxMAT 1 Tx Military Force Mortuary Team L.P.H. Red Cross NOTE: Federal and EMAC assets will augment these teams and strategies ROC Admin Teams MSN Shelters D.B.H. Teams MRC Bus Staging Team TxMAT EMTF-7 Region EMTF-7 Integrated Medical Response Capability Goals: –Rapidly deployable for statewide incidents –Builds upon regional capability –Integrated command/control elements –Self-sufficient for short periods of time –NIMS compliant –Modular deployment options Command/General Staff • ICS 100, 200, 300, 400 certs, with position-specific certs as well • Must have EMS/ER/IMT management experience • Full Comms package to communicate with all Groups and Local EOC/DDC/DSHS/GDEMSOC • Logistics package to support all Groups 5 Ambulance Strike Teams 5 Nurse (RN) Strike Teams • 5 Ambulances in each Strike Team (25 total ambulances) • Each Strike Team has assigned Strike Team Leader • Teams are preidentified • No Notice Regional deployment • State-wide tasked mission assignments • 5 RN’s in each Strike Team (25 total RN’s) • Each Team has pre-assigned Strike Team Leader • 4 ER Strike Teams • 1 Specialty area (Burn, OB, ICU, Pedi, NICU, etc) • Approximately 72 hr deployment 2 Ambuses • Ambuses are capable of transporting >12 litter patients at one time. • Pre-plumbed for O2, Suction, medical gases, etc. • Assigned to EMS agencies that will deploy 4 paramedics • No Notice Regional deployment • State-wide tasked mission assignments Mobile Medical Unit • 16-32 bed capacity • Able to provide emergency stabilizing care and transfer • Fully staffed with EM physicians, ER nurses, techs, pharmacy, logistics, clerical and other support • 6-12 hour launch time for 72 hr deployment NOTE: Colors notated above and in the following fourteen slides are utilized to separate the four EMTF components in this power point EMTF Activation Emergency Medical Task Force Leadership Team = 100 Ambulances 200 critical patients = 4 MMUs 128 patient care beds EMS/Medical Incident Management Team (Type III IMT) 5 Ambulance Strike Teams 5 RN Strike Teams 2 Ambuses Mobile Medical Unit EMS/Medical Incident Management Team (Type III IMT) 5 Ambulance Strike Teams 5 RN Strike Teams 2 Ambuses Mobile Medical Unit EMS/Medical Incident Management Team (Type III IMT) 5 Ambulance Strike Teams 5 RN Strike Teams 2 Ambuses Mobile Medical Unit EMS/Medical Incident Management Team (Type III IMT) 5 Ambulance Strike Teams 5 RN Strike Teams 2 Ambuses Mobile Medical Unit Ambulance Strike Teams Ambulance Strike Team Purpose & Mission To ensure uniform and orderly deployment of ambulance teams to serve the eight EMTF regions in Texas ~~~~~~~~~~ To provide supplemental emergency patient care and transport during large scale incidents requiring patient movement Ambulance Strike Team Composition • 5- Ambulances per Strike Team • 1- Strike Team Leader per Strike Team in a separate vehicle • All components of the strike team will have common communications capability • Ambulance Strike team will have common communications with other EMTF components, i.e., MMU, AMBUS, etc.* * In pursuit RN Strike Teams RN Strike Team Component Purpose & Mission The RN strike team component of EMTF-7 will be deployed to augment staffing of a hospital in a ‘like-department’ of an affected jurisdiction. RN Strike Team Composition • 5- RN teams per Strike Team of like specialization • 1- Strike Team leader per team • RN team will have common communication capability. Ambulance Bus (AMBUS) AMBUS Purpose & Mission Planned and designed to ensure uniform and orderly deployment of our regional AMBUS component of EMTF-7 across the eight EMTF regions in Texas ~~~~~~~~~~ To provide the capability for mass patient care and transportation, as well as responders during incidents which threaten public health & safety Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) Goals • 16 – 32 bed capacity • Provide emergency stabilizing care and transfer • 6-12 hour launch time for 72-96 hour deployment • Clinical and Facilities Groups • Standardized minimal supplies, pharmaceuticals, and capabilities • No x-ray capability EMTF-7 Mobile Medical Mobile Medical UnitUnits Aerial picture of our Western Shelter EMTF-7 MMU Exterior EMTF-7 MMU Recommended Staffing • 4- Registered Nurses (RN) • 1- Medical Doctor (MD or D.O.) • 1- Technician/Clerk • 1- Physician Assistant, or 1- Nurse Practitioner • 2- Paramedics, or 2- Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) MMU - The Interior Pictures inside of the Zumro Shelter For More Information or to Join EMTF-7 Contacts: EMTF-7 Coordinator: Cindy Riggan RAC Executive Directors: *TSA-L Melanie Tucker TSA-M Christine Reeves TSA-N David Rogers TSA-O Dave Reimer [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] *Note: TSA-L (Central Texas Regional Advisory Council) is the lead RAC for EMTF-7.