Military medical team members arrive at Rhode Island Hospital

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Military medical team members arrived to support healthcare workers at Rhode Island Hospital on Saturday.

The team of 23 arrived at the hospital in the morning and began helping the units where they were most needed by patients and staff members, according to Lifespan.

They had gone through training and onboarding earlier in the week and were ready to help.

The team is made up of the following:

  • One Internal medicine doctor
  • One Pulmonologist/ Intensive care doctor
  • One Physician’s Assistant -ER trained
  • One Emergency Physician
  • Two ER Nurses
  • 11 Critical Care Nurses
  • One Medical Surg. Nurse
  • Two Respiratory Technicians

A three-person “Command and Control” team:

  • Officer-in-charge
  • Noncommissioned officer-in-charge
  • Medical planner

The group will be helping for an initial 30-day period, with the possibility of an extension, according to Lifespan.

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