International Medical Surgical Response Team

IMSuRT West (International Medical Surgical Response Team) is a trained team of medical specialist and support personnel who’s primary mission is to provide the full spectrum of surgical specialty care, non-operative and operative, especially in an austere environment.

The team is composed of 50 members, flexible and mobile equipment and supplies, (including pharmaceuticals and blood), and a mobile field hospital. IMSuRT teams are confiqured to provide sufficient medical personnel for acute care, definitive operative care, critical care and evacuation at both fixed and mobile hospital facilities.

We are located on the West coast in Seattle, Washington USA and are one of three teams, the other two are IMSuRT East (Boston) and IMSuRT South (Miami). These teams are a cooperative effort between NDMS (National Disaster Medical System) and the Department of State. Specialties include Trauma/General Surgeons, Burn/Orthopedic Surgeons, Pediatrics/OBGYN and Emergency MD’s, PA’s and NP’s. ED/ICU/OR RN’s, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, Paramedics, EMT’s and Mental Health professionals, as well as support personnel for engineering, communications, security, lab and X-ray.

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