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160906-N-OI810-313 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sep. 6, 2016) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (NAC/AW) Emily Honan, assigned to the 'Golden Falcons' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, coaches Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class (NAC/AW/SW) Tomio Seki as he inserts a 20 gauge needle into a vein in her hand aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk. The air crewmen were completing IV proficiency training during flight. Ronald Reagan, the Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) flagship, is on patrol in the Philippine Sea supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released) 160902-M-TM809-027 JAVA SEA (Sep. 2, 2016) Ensign Jessicah Coulston, a registered nurse, and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Katina Jack perform a cricothyrotomy on a patient simulator during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). During the course, students learn life-saving techniques and strategies for providing trauma care on the battlefield. Deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2016, Mercy is sailing to her homeport of San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brittney Vella/Released) 160823-M-CK972-008 Cmdr. Robert Jacoby, trauma surgeon with 4th Medical Battalion (right), 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Pascal Augusma (left), hospital corpsman with 4th Medical Battalion, prepare a simulated casualty for surgery in the operating room during Exercise Global Medic at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 18, 2016. Throughout the course of the exercise, casualties would be brought to the operating room with various injuries and the medical staff would need to react quickly to stabilize the patient and provide the proper medical treatment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Martens/Released) 160822-M-AB123-085 PERRY, Ga. – Petty Officer 2nd Class Jake Kubil, a hospital corpsman with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, CBIRF, uses an IV bag to stabilize his casualty, as part of medical training during Exercise Scarlet Response 2016 at Guardian Centers, Perry, Ga., Aug. 22, 2016. This exercise is the unit’s capstone event, testing the skills of each individual CBIRF capability with lane training and culminating with a 36-hour simulated response to a nuclear detonation. CBIRF is an active duty Marine Corps unit that, when directed, forward-deploys and/or responds with minimal warning to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) threat or event in order to assist local, state, or federal agencies and the geographic combatant commanders in the conduct of CBRNE response or consequence management operations, providing capabilities for command and control; agent detection and identification; search, rescue, and decontamination; and emergency medical care for contaminated personnel. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Maverick S. Mejia/RELEASED)

Navy Medicine Headlines

Navy’s First Aviation PA Earns Wings of Gold
By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter
9/21/2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Family Medicine Physician’s Assistant (PA) became the Navy’s first Aviation PA in a historic “winging” ceremony held Sept. 21 at the Navy Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, Florida.

Navy Medicine's Deputy Chief Readiness, Health, Visits NHRC
From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
9/21/2016

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Elaine Wagner, one of Navy Medicine's leading flag officers, visited the Naval Health Research Center to discuss the impact of research on warfighter readiness and health, Sept. 9.

Navy Preventive Medicine Unit Represents Navy Public Health at San Diego Fleet Week
By Lt. Jen Knapp, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 5 Public Affairs
9/21/2016

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 5 participated in the first Sea and Air Parade event in eight years during San Diego Fleet Week, Sept. 10.

NMCP Corpsman Recognized for Assisting Crash Victim
By Rebecca A. Perron, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
9/21/2016

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Patrick Gravel was recognized Sept. 15 by the Portsmouth Police Department for assisting the victim of a car crash last year.


Suicide Prevention: Be the Difference
By: Chief Hospital Corpsman Jon Rudolf Pangan, suicide prevention coordinator, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
9/20/2016

As the suicide prevention coordinator for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, I advise on the day to day needs of the suicide prevention program for the chief of staff. It’s my job to promote awareness, make sure that everyone has the right resources and ensure that everyone is up-to-date on their education.

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This year the Navy will build on its bystander intervention campaign "1 Small ACT" by asking Sailors and Marines to #BeThere for their shipmates. Preventing suicide is everyone's responsibility and simple, everyday actions can ultimately save lives. Join the conversation online: #BeThere for #EverySailorEveryDay

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C. Forrest Faison III
Surgeon General

The Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is the headquarters command for Navy Medicine. BUMED is where policy and direction are developed toward the Patient and Family Care vision which is carried out by Navy, Marine Corps and civilian personnel throughout the world.

BUMED is located at the Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) in Falls Church Virginia (just west of Washington DC) along with Army and Air Force medical commands.

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Navy Medicine Health Care consists of five distinct 'Corps'. Each corps consists of personnel specializing in a particular health care field. Click the Corps name on the left to view a description of the corps. More information about Navy Health Care careers can be found on the Navy Recruitment site: http://www.navy.com
 Medical Service Corps - The Medical Service Corps supports Navy Medicine's readiness and health benefits mission. It is the most diverse corps within Navy Medicine with 31 subspecialties organized under three major categories:

Healthcare Administrators
  • Financial Management
  • Education/Training Manangement
  • Patient Administration
  • Health Care Information System
  • Manpower, Personnel
  • Healthcare Facility Planning
  • Operational Analysis
  • Plans, Ops, & Med Intel
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Material Logistics

Clinicians
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dietetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work

Scientists
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Health
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Medical Technology
  • Aerospace Physiology
  • Aerospace Exp Psych
  • Research Psych
  • Radiation Health
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochem/Toxicology
Medical Service Corps personnel are stationed at Navy medical treatment facilities (MTF), Naval branch clinics, ships, US Marine Corps battalions, Fleet Marine Force, Seabee detachments, research centers and laboratories and staff positions throughout the Navy and Marine Corps.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Nurses Corps - The Nurses Corps provide care or support either through direct patient care at the bedside or as a provider, in the an administrative role, as an instructor, recruiter, quality management manager or researcher. The areas of specialties include:
  • Medical-Surgery
  • Manpower
  • Education and Training
  • Nursing Research
  • Maternal/Infant
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Room/Trauma
  • Perioperative
  • Critical Care
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife

Nurse Corps personnel are stationed at medical treatment facilities (MTF), clinics, recruiting centers, hospital corps school, the White House, expeditionary medical facilities, forward operating bases fleet surgical teams, aircraft carriers, Navy Medicine headquarters and the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Medical Corps - The Navy Medical Corps is broad and diverse. It is comprised of physicians who are practicing or training in dozens of medical and surgical specialties with over 200 subspecialties. The areas of specialties include:
  • Family medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Undersea Medicine
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Urology
  • Pathology
  • Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Dermatology

Navy physicians are stationed at our major tertiary care teaching facilities, clinics, and hospitals located within the United States and various overseas locations. They are at research units, in various joint commands, and in other federal institutions. Navy physicians are assigned as operational medical officers providing direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and units. On very short notice, Navy physicians deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing patient care ashore and afloat.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Dental Corps - The Navy Dental Corps is comprised of more than 1,000 active duty and nearly 270 Reserved dentists who ensure dental readiness while optimizing dental health. The areas of specialties include:
  • Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Dental and Biomedical Research
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine and Radiology
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Navy dentists are stationed at military treatment facilities, with Marine battalions, clinics, and hospitals located within the U.S. and various overseas locations. Navy dentists provide direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and Seabee detachments. They deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing patient care ashore and afloat.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Hospital Corps - The Hospital Corps is the only enlisted corps in the military. The hospital corpsman rating (HM) is the largest and most diverse in the Navy with specialties to include:
  • Hospital Corpsman - Basic
  • Submarine IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Fleet Marine Force
  • Aerospace Medicine Technician
  • SAR (Search and Rescue) Medical Technician
  • Aviation Physiology
  • Radiation Health Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Technician
  • Surface Force IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Recon Corpsman
  • Preventative Medicine Technician
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Radiographer
  • Electronneurodiagnostic Technician
  • Optician
  • Physical Therapy Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Behavior Technician
  • Urology Technician
  • Orthopedic Castroom Technician
  • Dive Medicine Technician
  • Dive IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Morticians
  • Histology Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Advanced Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Basic Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Advanced Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Maxillofacial Technician

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Navy Medicine has a long and proud history. The first shots of the American Revolution fired at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775 marked both the birth of a nation and the Continental Army. However, it was the British blockade of the American coast and the need to break that blockade that spawned the Continental Navy and ultimately what we now call the Navy Medical Department. Aboard ships captained by the likes of John Paul Jones and John Barry, were the first sickbays where ship surgeons, assisted by loblolly boys, practiced their healing craft. Although science and medicine has changed greatly over the last three centuries, Navy Medicine’s mission of healthcare and readiness remains true today as it did in the “Age of Sail.”

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Below are a listing of latest Instruction and Notes.
To access the main Directives web site, click here.
 

 Please direct your questions about specific directives, publications or forms to:

 
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
SECRETARIAT OFFICE
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Falls Church, VA   22042-5120
 
Telephone: (703) 681-8982 (DSN 761)

 

POLICY and GUIDANCE Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 BUMED Instructions

 
Subject/Title
  
9/27/2011
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND REVALIDATION OF NAVAL AVIATION SURVIVAL TRAINING PROGRAM TRAINING DEVICES
  
8/11/2016
COMMANDER'S CRITICAL INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
  
8/12/2016
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT IN NAVY RECOMPRESSION CHAMBERS
  
8/8/2016
PATIENT SERVICES PROGRAM
  
7/28/2016
SUSPENSION OF DIVING DUTY DURING PREGNANCY
  
7/6/2010
SUITABILITY SCREENING FOR INDIVIDUALS NOMINATED FOR INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE AND SUPPORT ASSIGNMENTS TO OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS, AND SPECIFIC TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS
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NOTE 52154/24/1998
CANCELED BUMED AND NAVMEDCOM INSTRUCTIONS, FORMS, AND REPORTS
NOTE 60107/20/2016
POTENTIALLY COMPENSABLE EVENTS REPORTING COMPLIANCE
NOTE 61501/14/2016
NAVY MEDICINE GUIDANCE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ARTIFACTS SCANNED INTO THE HEALTHCARE ARTIFACT AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
NOTE 11102/4/2016
FISCAL YEAR 2016 GUIDANCE ON USE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR RETENTION OF NURSE CORPS OFFICERS
NOTE 61506/20/2016
CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF OUTPATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS
NOTE 18506/16/2016
DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM – POLICY FOR ENROLLMENT
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12/29/2015
CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
11/3/2015
FITNESS RESPORTS/EVALUATIONS REPORTING SENIOR AUTHORITY
  
9/16/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS TELEWORK PROGRAM
  
9/9/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICNIE AND SURGERY RECOGNITION AND AWARDS PROGRAM FOR CIVILIANS
  
9/9/2015
CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVLIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
8/12/2015
COMMAND SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
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Note 105010/27/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS 2015 HOLIDAY STAND-DOWN SCHEDULE
Note 10508/28/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS 2016 HOLIDAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Note 61007/30/2015CYCLE 2 2015 PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT
 

 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 1300/101/2016MEDICAL, DENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL SUITABILITY SCREENING FOR SERVICE AND FAMILY MEMBERS
NAVMED 1300/312/2015MEDICAL ASSIGNMENT SCREENING 
NAVMED 1300/212/2015MEDICAL, DENTAL, AND EDUCATIONAL SUITABILITY SCREENING CHECKLIST AND WORKSHEET 
NAVMED 6010/106/2016POTENTIALLY COMPENSABLE EVENT DETERMINATION WORKSHEET
NAVMED 1520/1803/2016PROGRAM DIRECTOR/SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER (SMO)RECOMMENDATION NAVY FLIGHT SURGEON (FS)/UNDERSEA MEDICAL OFFICER (UMO)
NAVMED 1850/26/2016INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING (IET) LEGACY DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM ENROLLMENT
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BUMED 12451/512/2015CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER/YEAR AWARD NOMINATION
BUMED 5355/17/2015URINALYSIS OBSERVER BRIEFING SHEET
BUMED 12000/53/2015CIVILIAN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
BUMED 12000/44/2011BUMED PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM MEDICAL SELF ASSESSMENT
BUMED 12000/34/2011BUMED PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM ACTIVITY PLAN
BUMED 12000/24/2011BUMED PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM AGREEMENT AND INFORMED CONSENT WAIVER
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Navy Medicine Conference Information and Policy
(Updated: 18 Dec 2015) ​ ​ ​
 
DoD has adopted a very expansive definition of “conference.” Conference is defined as“a meeting, retreat, seminar, symposium, or event that involves attendee travel.” Events within the local duty station that do not require attendee travel (i.e. local conferences) may also qualify as conferences for the purposes of this guidance if they involve payment of a registration/conference fee and/or take place in a hotel or conference center.​
 
The Navy Medicine Conference Information page is the source for all updates regarding conference policies, instructions and guidance.
 
*9/28/2015 - New DoD Guidance on Conference Management: Regarding the new conference guidance issued by DoD on 23 September 2015, until a decision on implementation within the DON has been made by SECNAV, the DON will operate under the conference policy and procedures as described in DoD policy of 6 November 2013 guidance in conjunction with the 23 July 2015 SECNAV conference approval delegation memo.  Reference: Tasker # DCN 2015UBASIC-001548b

*11/10/14 - Conference Request Confirmation Policy: Effective 10 Nov 2014, for all conference request submissions, the BUMED Conference Approval Team will respond within (72) hours. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within that timeframe your request was not received. Please re-submit your request.

*10/29/2014 - Update on Conference Approved List: Effective 1 Nov 2014, the Conference Approved List will no longer be posted on the website. Personnel wishing to attend a Non-DoD hosted conference must contact their Specialty Leader/Quota Control Manager to submit their request to attend a conference.
 
*10/29/2014 - Update to Conference Request Submission Deadlines: Effective 1 Jan 2015, all requests for attendance of a Non-DoD Conference must be submitted no later than (90) days prior to the conference start date for requests under $90,000.00 and (180) days for requests over $90,000.00. Additionally, all requests to host a DoN/DoD Conference must be submitted (120) days prior to the proposed conference start date for requests under $500,000.00 and (180) days for requests over $500,000.00.
 
Personnel from the following commands are required to seek approval and funding through Defense Health Agency (DHA) for conferences:
WRNMMC - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and FBCH- Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
 
Click HERE to access forms and documentation. (Updated  to access forms and documentation. (Updated 18 Dec 2015)
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