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161115-N-WF272-305 SASEBO, Japan (Nov. 15, 2016) Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Barnes, from Panama City, Fla., administers intravenous (IV) therapy to a patient aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The ship provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released) 161108-N-KA456-003 PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2016) A patient at Naval Hospital Pensacola prepares to have a low-dose computed tomography test done to screen for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women. Early detection can lower the risk of dying from this disease. (U.S. Navy photo by Jason Bortz/Released) 161103-N-OF476-091 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 3, 2016) Petty Officer 2nd Class Enrico Santos performs dental work on Petty Officer 3rd Class William Aguinaldo aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently pier side preparing for a scheduled maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Eric C. Burgett/Released) 161024-N-YB023-031 U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Amatullah Seymour, left, disinfects the arm of Petty Officer 3rd Cameron Farris in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) at sea in the Atlantic Ocean, Oct. 24, 2016. USS George Washington (CVN 73), homeported in Norfolk, is underway conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Clemente A. Lynch)

Navy Medicine Headlines

Naval Hospital Jacksonville Nurse Receives Leadership Excellence Award
By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs
12/1/2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Kathleen Davitt, Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurse educator, was selected as the Military Health System Federal Civilian/Military Nursing Leadership Excellence Award (Senior Category) winner Dec 1.

NHCCP Senior Chief Recipient of JINSA Grateful Nation Award
By Eric Sesit, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Public Affairs
12/1/2016

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- Senior Chief Petty Officer Benny Flores is the U.S. Navy's recipient of the 2016 Jewish Institute for National Security Award (JINSA).

Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailor Acknowledged for Contributions on US Naval Academy Lean Six Sigma Project
By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
12/1/2016

BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Used to be, U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen on Induction Day in need of immunizations were forced to deal with long lines, longer waits, and redundant red tape.

Navy Medicine East Names Regional Sailors of the Year
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher, Navy Medicine East Public Affairs
12/1/2016

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine East (NME) held its annual regional Senior Sailor or the Year (SSOY), Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY), and Bluejacket of the Year (BJOY) ceremony at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel Dec. 1.

Alaskan Native speakers share at Naval Hospital Bremerton ceremony
By Douglas Stutz
11/29/2016

Naval Hospital Bremerton recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage for the month of November in a ceremony on Nov. 29, 2016, that included keynote speakers from the Tlingit and Haida tribes of Alaska.

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Global Health Engagement Month
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Throughout December, Navy Medicine will recognize its global health care network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide high quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Whether we are providing medical care through one of our yearly humanitarian assistance efforts, partnering with local ministries of health and non-governmental organizations, or conducting disease research and surveillance at one of our labs around the world, we are making a significant impact on operational forces and global health worldwide. Join the conversation #GHE

NAVY MEDICINE NEWS ARCHIVES
LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 1, 2016
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Vice Admiral
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.

For new employees, contractors and reporting military personnel
WELCOME ABOARD
 
Master Chief
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Terry Prince
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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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A historical review of the people, events, the innovations that have helped shape the Navy Medical Department. Updated monthly.

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A Journal of Navy Medicine History and Culture

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Issue 45, 2016
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Medal of Honor
Read about Navy Medicine
Medal of Honor recipients
Navy Medicine Memorial
Learn about Navy Medicine personnel killed in action
Oral Histories
Read accounts and experiences
of Navy Medicine personnel
Past Leadership
Surgeons General
Force Master Chiefs
 

Read more about Navy Medicine at the Medical Heritage Library

 

   

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
  
11/15/2016
BED CAPACITY
  
9/27/2016
MANAGERS’ INTERNAL CONTROL PROGRAM
  
3/30/2011
SUPPORT AGREEMENTS
  
10/18/2016
DONATIONS, TRANSPLANTS, AND DISPOSITION OF ORGANS AND TISSUE
  
10/4/2016
NURSE CORPS OFFICERS - FULL-TIME DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION
  
7/10/2013
CODING PROGRAM STANDARD BUSINESS PRACTICES, PROCESSES, AND REPORTING GUIDELINES
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 521511/3/2016
CANCELLATION OF INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS
NOTE 60009/27/2016
MEDICAL TREATMENT OF TRANSGENDER SERVICE MEMBERS - INTERIM GUIDANCE
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
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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 6300/1906/2015LIABILITY WAIVER FOR RELEASE OF PLACENTA
NAVMED 1500/1204/2015CRITICAL CARE NURSING CORE COMPETENCIES
NAVMED 1500/1104/2015PREOPERATIVE NURSING CORE COMPETENCIES
NAVMED 1500/1004/2015EMERGENCY/TRAUMA NURSING CORE COMPETENCIES
NAVMED 1500/904/2015PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CORE
NAVMED 1500/804/2015PEDIATRIC NURSING CORE COMPETENCIES
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 BUMED Forms

 
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: 2 Nov 2016)

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

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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