We made the news in Costa Rica! One of our field hospitals was deployed so that it could be certified as an EMT-1 (Emergency Medical Team; level 1) facility by the Pan American Health Organization. EMT-1 hospitals perform critical outpatient medical care in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
EMT-1 duties facilities typically cover:
- Triage, assessment, and first-aid
- Stabilization and referral of severe trauma and non-trauma emergencies
- Definitive care for minor trauma and non-trauma emergencies
Click the button below to watch the story. Even if you don't speak Spanish the video provides a great opportunity to see what one of our hospitals looks like fully deployed. Watch it to the end for an appearance by our team member, Jorge Ortiz!