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Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team

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Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services

Mission: Provide emergency medical care

Programs: Provided continuous training of medical health and non-clinical volunteer personnel in preparation for state deployment in the event of a public health emergency or disaster response. The organization also provided training to its volunteers on on-going public health issues affecting rhode island, specifically, opioid overdose. The organization trained its volunteers to provide training to agencies and programs on how to prevent, recognize and properly respond to opioid overdose utilizing the opioid antagonist, naloxone.

recruited nurses and doctors to become part of a state database that can be quickly accessed in the event of an emergency or disaster

provided field hospital operations at mass gathering events across the state in order to train volunteer health professionals and to reduce surge on area hospitals and local emergency medical services. The organization also provided public health services to state agencies through the purchasing and distribution of naloxone to address the opioid overdose epidemic in rhode island.

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