The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Pinellas County is a locally-based group of volunteers who use their education, training and volunteer service to make their communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to threats of terrorism, public health problems, and disasters of all kinds.
Volunteers are pre-identified, trained, prepared and ready to respond to a medical and or public health emergency. The MRC is sponsored through the United States by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and supported in Florida by the Florida Department of Health.
During 2008-2009 there were 121 volunteers joining the Medical Reserve Corp in Pinellas. Physicians 20; Physician Assistants 4; Nurse Practitioners 6; Nurses 52; Pharmacists 1; Dentists 2; Mental Health professionals 8; EMS Professionals 4; Respiratory Therapists 1; Other Public Health 10; Non- medical 13.
They have been busy with the countywide efforts for the vaccinations for H1N1 and updating their skills and knowledge through online training.
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