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160722-N-BB534-039 DA NANG, Vietnam (July 22, 2016) L Quang Ch Cng (left), vice chief of Da Nang General Hospital and Lt. Cmdr. Paul Porensky, a neurosurgeon assigned to Pacific Partnership 2016 review a patient's X-rays during a cooperative health engagement (CHE). During the CHE Porensky worked together with local surgeons to diagnose patients and perform surgeries. Pacific Partnership is in Da Nang where hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is joined by JS Shimokita (LST-4002) and Vietnam People's Navy ship Khanh Ha. Partner nations are working work side-by-side with local organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for natural disaster or crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released) 160721-N-TR165-278 DA NANG, Vietnam (July 21, 2016) Cmdr. John Cason (Left), an optomologist, and Capt. Sayjel Patel, an optomologist, both assigned to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and local Vietnamese optomologists perform eye surgery on a Vietnamese man aboard Mercy. Pacific Partnership and local Vietnamese doctors worked side-by-side during four different surgeries exchanging best practices, ideas and methods of treatment. Mercy is joined in Da Nang by JS Shimokita (LST-4002) and Vietnam People's Navy ship Khanh Ha for Pacific Partnership. Partner nations are working side-by-side with organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for natural disaster or crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Cousins/Released) 160718-N-BB534-737 DA NANG, Vietnam (July 18, 2016) Tran Quang Anh, left, a neonatologist from Vietnam, asks Lt. Cmdr. Erin Moore, a vascular surgeon a question about inserting chest tubes during a subject matter expert exchange aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Anh visited Mercy to participate in a subject matter expert exchange to discuss trauma injuries and practice hands-on procedures. Mercy is joined in Da Nang by JS Shimokita (LST-4002) and Vietnam People's Navy ship Khanh Ha for Pacific Partnership 2016. Partner nations are working side-by-side with local military and non-government organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for natural disaster or crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released) 160716-N-CV785-502 DA NANG, Vietnam (July 16, 2016) Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang. Mercy is joined by JS Shimokita (LST-4002) for Pacific Partnership 2016. Partner nations are working side-by-side with local military and non-government organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for natural disaster or crisis. (Royal Australian Air Force photo by Air Force Imagery Specialist CPL David Cotton/Released)

Navy Medicine Headlines

Pacific Partnership Holds Nutrition SMEE with Da Nang Ortho, Rehab Hospital
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam, Pacific Partnership Public Affairs
7/28/2016

DA NANG, Vietnam (NNS) -- Pacific Partnership 2016 personnel from hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and Project Hope visited the Da Nang Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital, July 21, as part of a two-day subject matter expert exchange that addressed nutrition management for patients.

Pacific Partnership 2016 Completes First Live SAR Field Training Exercise in Vietnam
From Pacific Partnership 2016 Public Affairs
7/28/2016

DA NANG, Vietnam (NNS) -- Pacific Partnership service members from New Zealand, the U.S. and Australia supported a Da Nang border guard-led Search and Rescue Field Training Exercise (SAR FTX) July 26 that began on the Han River and concluded aboard Vietnam people's navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa and USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).

Navy Medicine Wants Sailors, Marines to be a Partner in Their Health
By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs
7/28/2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- Throughout the month of August, Navy Medicine will focus on the long-term health and vitality of Sailors, Marines, their families and retirees by stressing the importance of being proactive partners in their health.

NMCP: Keeping Patient Safety Top Priority
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terah L. Bryant
7/27/2016

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) continues to provide top-notch care by utilizing quality improvement tools such as I-PASS to ensure patient safety techniques are continually reinforced.

NMCP Teaches Diabetic Children the Art and Science of Food
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Johnson, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
7/26/2016

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) helped 13 pediatric diabetic patients learn about nutrition and blood sugar management during the 10th annual Art and Science of Food event July 22.

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August is Preventive Health Month. There's no better time for our Navy and Marine Corps team to improve readiness by improving health. Focus on your physical health, resilience and healthy behavior choices every day. Become partners in your health by being proactive instead of un-responsive to your health needs. Seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Promote healthy habits and a lifetime of good health. Join the conversation online and help spread the word - #StayHealthy #HealthPartnership

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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.
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NAVY DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE SURVEY
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RESEARCH INTEGRITY, RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH EDUCATION, AND RESEARCH MISCONDUCT
  
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NAVY MEDICINE’S AUGMENTATION PROGRAM
  
6/15/2016
NAVY MEDICINE PANDEMIC INFLUENZA RESPONSE STOCKPILE LOGISTICAL GUIDANCE
  
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INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM
  
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PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM
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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
NOTE 50906/8/2016
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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COMMANDING OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE OFFICER POSITIONS – APPLICATION PROCEDURES FISCAL YEAR 2017
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CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
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FITNESS RESPORTS/EVALUATIONS REPORTING SENIOR AUTHORITY
  
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BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS TELEWORK PROGRAM
  
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BUREAU OF MEDICNIE AND SURGERY RECOGNITION AND AWARDS PROGRAM FOR CIVILIANS
  
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CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVLIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
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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
 

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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
NAVMED 1850/16/2016LEGACY DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM ENROLLMENT REQUEST
NAVMED 1412/105/2016BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SUGERY COMMANDING OFFICER/EXECUTIVEOFFICER SCREENING APPLICATION
NAVMED 1410/105/2016BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY CAREER MILESTONE SCREENING APPLICATION
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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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