Medical Aid, Coordination and Development
The medical aid, coordination and development teams of the 1st NAEF are focused on providing high quality and effective medical assistance to vulnerable populations, and to governments and communities struggling to provide services due to war or natural disasters. Dynamic teams of The 1st NAEF deliver vital medical services to civilians to treat crisis and disaster related injuries, diagnose and treat disease, and assist in establishing / increasing / professionalizing medical systems and local capacity to prevent public health catastrophes which can result in death, increased morbidity, and increased instability. The 1st NAEF can tailor teams to offer the following services:
• Medical aid program oversight and coordination
• Training and development in medical techniques, protocols, and procedures.
• Build, staff, and equip temporary medical clinics to provide services to civilians and approved organizations.
• Build, staff, and equip mobile health clinics to provide urban and remote medical services.
• Build, staff, and equip specialty medical clinics such as psychological treatment, and prosthetic fitting.
• Provide remote medical services to vulnerable populations.
• Provide Air and Ground medical evacuation and transport.
• Integrate and develop collaborations with other medical providers.
• Establish interconnected tele-medicine services.
The 1st NAEF's medical units are divided into cadres that can be deployed and managed individually or as part of a holistic team.
Medical Development and Training Cadre (MDTC):
Expert medical trainers and educators from The 1st NAEF can assist in developing medical capacity in numerous areas including: the delivery of basic first-aid programs; the development of fully integrated EMS response systems; alcohol and drug recovery and treatment programs; and the development of civilian surge medical disaster response capabilities.
The 1st NAEF's teams work to ensure medical programs have the trained personnel to establish and deliver guidance to protect installations, facilities, personnel, and other assets in managing the impacts of public health emergencies caused by all-hazards incidents.
Medical Aid Cadre (MAC):
Rapid deployment units which provide mobile medical aid delivery capabilities:
• P-MAC (Public health/environmental- MAC) Permissive and Semi-Permissive Environments:
Disease, wound, and infection control
o Surgery and diagnostics
o Public/environmental health – hazmat; vaccinations, isolations, confinements, disease tracking; healthy lifestyle and disease-awareness campaigns; preventative health services; and other medical services across a designated area of operation.
• C-MAC (Crisis-MAC) Permissive, Semi- Permissive, and Austere Environments:
o Triage, treatment, transport (T3) of sick and injured.
o To include, as needed, packaging aeromedical evacuation.
Medical Aid Coordination Cadre (MACC):
Comprised of specialists who provide oversight, coordination, and integration of in-country aid delivery. This provides assurance that aid is reaching its intended recipients and assists in bringing national medical support systems into alignment.
These teams work with governmental organizations, corporations, NGO's and other regional aid providers to achieve a cohesive synergy of human care. MACC's can provide oversight of policy, program planning and execution, and allocation of resources.
• Medical Surge Capacity Capabilities
• Strategic Medical Stockpile Monitoring
• Coordination and Distribution of Medical Supplies
• Mass Casualty Response Planning
• Medical Incident Monitoring System
• Telemedicine Monitoring and Oversight