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Federal Mobile Medical Unit Arrives in Louisiana

Jun 09, 2010

A federal mobile medical unit arrived in Venice, La., recently to provide additional basic medical care for responders and residents of coastal communities affected by the oil spill.
A federal mobile medical unit arrived in Venice, La., recently to provide additional basic medical care for responders and residents of coastal communities affected by the oil spill. The mobile medical unit, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, will integrate with the local medical community to triage and provide basic care for responders and residents concerned about health effects of the oil spill. Patients then can be referred to local healthcare providers or hospitals. The mobile unit will be staffed by a medical team from the HHS National Disaster Medical Systema doctor, two nurses, two emergency medical technician paramedics (EMT-P) and a pharmacist. HHS activated the National Disaster Medical System as a precaution should Gulf States need additional medical support as result of the oil spill. For more information, click here.