Purpose & Role
Purpose
NZMAT-Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) exist to advise on matters related to the clinical and logistics processes that support the NZMAT capability, capacity and readiness for deployments.
Role
The NZMAT TAG members are subject matter experts who provide the NZMAT Operational Group (NZMATOG) with recommendations based on clinical and logistical best practices.
Accountability & Authority
The NZMAT TAGs are accountable to the NZMATOG and have no financial authority and must refer all expenditure recommendations to the NZMATOG.
Key Activities

The key activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review WHO EMT Technical Reference Groups (TRG) documents / EMT Toolkit and submit recommendations to the NZMATOG to ensure NZMAT SOPs align where applicable
  • Review WHO EMT verification minimum standards / guidelines and submit recommendations to the NZMATOG to ensure NZMAT mobile, fixed facility and specialist groups meet the minimum standards / guidelines
  • Review proposed consumable, equipment and logistics requirements proposed by WHO EMT TRGs and submit recommendations to the NZMATOG
  • Ensure coherence between their subject matter of the specific WHO TRG and the overall objective of the NZMAT initiative
  • Review draft documents from the WHO EMT Initiative and provide comment (in conjunction with the NZMATOG) as representatives of NZMAT
  • Develop and review NZMAT specialist courses curriculum (i.e. Basic Emergency Obstetric Course, Surgical Course, Logistics Course) and participate as faculty as appropriate (faculty appointed by NZMATOG)
  • Review NZMAT SOPs related to their relevant subject matter to ensure they are current and reflect best practices
  • Consult with other NZMAT personnel in their relevant subject matter regarding proposed NZMAT SOP and recommendations as appropriate
  • Submit an annual report outlining work completed and outcomes for activities undertaken
Technical Advisory Groups
The following Technical Advisory Groups include, but are not limited to: Clinical
  • Overarching Clinical
  • Child Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Transfers
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical

 Logistics:
  • Overarching Logistics
  • WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion

Other:
  • RDC / EMTCC