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170216-N-SJ730-1034 Vice Adm. Raquel Bono (center left), director, Defense Health Agency, cuts the ribbon for the Naval Dosimetry Center (NDC) at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hank Gettys/Released) 170206-N-WZ792-228 PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (Feb. 6, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Asher Smith, center, and Lt. Cmdr. Christy Wood, right, both assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., review a patient's wrist X-ray with the assistance of a host nation doctor during Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, medical, dental, and veterinary support to Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ridge Leoni/Released) 170204-N-YM856-014 PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (Feb. 4, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brandon Morrison, assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Belle Chasse, Louisiana, performs an eye exam on a patient during Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements and medical, dental, and veterinary support to Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brittney Cannady/Released) 170203-N-YL073-189 PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (Feb. 3, 2017) Hospitalman Billy Gibson, assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla., cleans teeth on a patient during Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support to Central and South America. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)

Navy Medicine Headlines

NHC Corpus Christi Earns Retention Excellence Award
By William Love, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas
2/23/2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A yellow pennant signifying the Fiscal Year (FY) 16 Retention Excellence Award (REA) was hoisted to the top of the flagpole at Naval Health Clinic (NHC) Corpus Christi Feb. 23.

NMCP Honors Black History Icons
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Johnson, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
2/17/2017

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's (NMCP) Diversity Committee celebrated Black History Month Feb. 15 with a ceremony held in the command auditorium.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Officially Opens Naval Dosimetry Center's New Location
By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Annie Martin, Naval Dosimetry Center Public Affairs
2/17/2017

BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- The Naval Dosimetry Center (NDC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of their new location at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, Feb. 16.

NEPMU 2 Exchanges Knowledge with Ministry of Public Health in Guatemala
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brittney Cannady, Expeditionary Combat Camera
2/16/2017

PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 2 conducted a mosquito surveillance and familiarization knowledge exchange and training (KET) with the Guatemalan Ministry of Public Health, Feb. 6-7, in support of Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17).

NAMRU-2 Establishes Regional Reference Laboratory in Cambodia
From NAMRU-2 Public Affairs and CDR Gary Brice
2/1/2017

CAMBODIA -- Located between the eastern banks of the Mekong River and adjacent to the Vietnamese border, Kampong Cham Province is the fourth largest province in Cambodia by population and a key supply corridor for Cambodia and neighboring countries. Since 2005, sporadic cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza have been detected in this region.

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Heart Health Month
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February is nationally recognized as Heart Health Month, a time for the Navy and Marine Corps community to show its support for those who are affected by heart disease and promote the healthy lifestyle choices that prevent it. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, is the number one killer in the United States and can be prevented in many cases with a healthy lifestyle. During the month of February, Navy Medicine will promote a variety of programs, resources, and tools to maintain and improve the health and wellness of Sailors, Marines, their families, retirees and civilians.

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LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 31, 2017
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Vice Admiral
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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 Records Activity (NMRA)

NMRA ensures timely transfer of service treatment records (STRs) to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) within 45 calendar days in support of Navy veterans filing a VA claim.

Following separation or retirement, these records become a component of their health care documentation.

A complete STR includes all service-provided medical and dental documentation, civilian-provided medical and dental documentation, the service member's electronic health record file (AHLTA Web Print/AWP) and a service treatment record certification (DD Form 2963).

NMRA mailing address:
 
Navy Medicine Records Activity
BUMED Detachment
4300 Goodfellow Blvd Bldg 103
Saint Louis, MO  63120
 
Phone number:  314-260-8120
Fax number:  314-260-8128
 
 
For more information regarding service treatment records for individuals who have served in the United States Navy and have retired or seperated from service, click here.

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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Issue 45, 2016
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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
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste 5120
Falls Church, VA   22042-5120
 
Telephone: (703) 681-8982 (DSN 761)

 

POLICY and GUIDANCE Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 BUMED Instructions

 
Subject/Title
  
2/3/2017
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY’S ENTERPRISE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TASKERS BUSINESS RULES
  
12/22/2016
CHIEF, BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY ORGANIZATION
  
12/28/2016
DEFENSE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH READINESS SYSTEM INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MODULE
  
12/28/2016
MANAGEMENT OF  REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE
  
12/7/2016
TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE PROGRAM
  
11/15/2016
BED CAPACITY
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 64102/10/2017
USE OF NAVY RECOMPRESSION CHAMBERS FOR MEDICAL ASSESSMENT OF AIRCREW AND AVIATION APPLICANTS
NOTE 52152/3/2017
CANCELLATION OF BUMEDNOTE 6260, MEDICAL QUALIFICATION DETERMINATIONS
NOTE 11102/1/2017
FISCAL YEAR 2017 HEALTH PROFESSIONS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR RETENTION OF NURSE CORPS OFFICERS
NOTE 60101/11/2017
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS
NOTE 521511/3/2016
CANCELLATION OF INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS
NOTE 60009/27/2016
MEDICAL TREATMENT OF TRANSGENDER SERVICE MEMBERS - INTERIM GUIDANCE
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 BUMED HQ Instructions

 
Subject
  
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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 BUMED HQ Notes

 
Note 10508/28/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS 2016 HOLIDAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE
 

 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 6400/212/2014ANNUAL ATHLETIC TRAINER COUNSELING
NAVMED 6400/312/2014CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER REVIEW SHEET
NAVMED 6300/1906/2015LIABILITY WAIVER FOR RELEASE OF PLACENTA
NAVMED 6600/1204/2016RESERVE DENTAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION 
NAVMED 6410/1311/2016UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM (UAS) PHYSICAL WORKSHEET
NAVMED 1500/1204/2015CRITICAL CARE NURSING CORE COMPETENCIES
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 BUMED Forms

 
BUMED 5310/12/2017BUMED HUMAN RESOURCES ACTION REQUEST
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
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Navy Medicine Conference Information and Policy
(Updated: 15 Dec 2016)

All information and forms relating to attending and hosting a conference have been relocated to an internal CAC enabled website.

Navy Medicine personnel, please click here to access the CAC enabled site.

Non Navy Medicine personnel, please click here​ to access the CAC enabled site.

If you have questions or cannot access the CAC enabled site, please contact:

usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.bumed-conference-approval@mail.mil

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