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160518-N-IU636-065 PEARL HARBOR (May 18, 2016) Sailors assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) demonstrate medical training procedures on a simulated man aboard Mercy while moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2016. Pacific Partnership, in its 11th year, is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the region, and was born out of the military-led response to the tsunami that struck parts of Southeast Asia in December 2004. It is designed to improve disaster response preparedness while enhancing partnerships with participating nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Johans Chavarro/Released) 160518-N-AX546-149 SOUDA BAY, Greece (May 18, 2016) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Nicole Stott from Dryden, Michigan, explains the procedure of checking for an exit wound during a medical evolution with Moroccan soldiers during Exercise Phoenix Express 2016, May 18. Phoenix Express is a U.S Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise designed to increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt/Released) 160514-M-BE869-083 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2016) U.S. Marines and U.S. Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and USS Wasp (LHD 1), perform mass casualty training aboard the Wasp in order to practice their techniques and procedures. The 22nd MEU and amphibious Squadron Six (PHIBRON-6) are underway for composite training unit exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman/Released) 160510-N-DJ347-047 VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (May 10, 2016) Lt. Cmdr. Yorel Hickerson of the Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) team conducts an ultrasound on a simulated battlefield trauma patient during their field environment training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The ERSS team consists of nine members and is finishing a three-week training evolution that focuses on unit cohesion prior to deploying to support units in expeditionary settings. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary L. Johnson III/Released)

Navy Medicine Headlines

Mitchell Center a one-of-kind Facility Devoted to POWs
By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs
5/19/2016

Three men, all well into retirement, casually reminisce together one morning. From a distance, their talk would seem typical of men their age.  Get closer, though, and you realize that their conversation is anything but typical.

Get Active for Your Mental Health
By Leisha Ferguson, MS, public health educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
5/18/2016

It’s that time of year when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. Now that you’ve packed away your winter clothing, you may consider getting more exercise to help you get fit for summer. Did you know that physical activity can also help strengthen your mental health and resilience?

I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shibley
By Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shibley, department head of mental health, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
5/18/2016

I have always had a deep respect for active duty service members. During my residency,  I worked in a VA medical facility and performed a rotation at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress which allowed me to spend some time at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as part of the consult liaison team rounding on med evacuated service members.

Tobacco Addiction Hits Below-the-Belt
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
5/17/2016

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics, which very well might be one reason that those who smoke chose not to read any articles about their habit.

Aviation Community to See Significant Change in Training
By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs
5/17/2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Naval Survival Training Institute announced May 17, the Navy is fully integrating the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device (ROBD) into aviation hypoxia training as a bridge to the more permanent normobaric hypoxia (oxygen reduced) trainer.

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Mental Health Awareness Month
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Navy Medicine is focused on mental health awareness throughout May. Our Navy and Marine Corps team must be psychologically fit to accomplish the mission. However, daily stressors, deployment or mobilization can present unique and psychological challenges to Sailors, Marines and their families. The good news is that many psychological health concerns are preventable and treatable. Join the conversation #MentalHealth.

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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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Issue 44, 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)

 

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 BUMED Instructions

 
Subject/Title
  
4/22/2016
INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM
  
4/6/2016
PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM
  
5/6/2016
MEDICAL MONITORING FLIGHT PERSONNEL IN LOCATIONS WHERE AEROMEDICAL PROVIDERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE
  
4/15/2016
MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING OF CLINICAL ADVERSE ACTIONS AND PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT FOR PRIVILEGED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND NON-PRIVILEGED CLINICAL SUPPORT STAFF
  
3/29/2016
RESERVE COMPONENT MEDICAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND RESERVE COMPONENT NURSING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
  
2/1/2016
CONTINUING EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL UPDATE TRAINING, AND ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS FOR MEDICAL DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL
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NOTE 14125/19/2016
COMMANDING OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE OFFICER POSITIONS – APPLICATION PROCEDURES FISCAL YEAR 2017
NOTE 14105/19/2016
ACTIVE COMPONENT CAREER MILESTONE POSITIONS – APPLICATION PROCEDURES FISCAL YEAR 2017
NOTE 15205/12/2016
DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME OUTSERVICE/FULLTIME INSERVICE DEGREE AND NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS FISCAL YEAR 2017
NOTE 124105/12/2016
BACHELOR DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM FOR FEDERAL CIVILIAN REGISTERED NURSES – FISCAL YEAR 2017
NOTE 60004/11/2016
NAVY MEDICINE OPERATIONAL READINESS MONITORING AND REPORTING
NOTE 62605/9/2016
REVISED INTERIM NAVY MEDICINE HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM GUIDANCE
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CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
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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 1241010/3/2015FISCAL YEAR 2016 ANNUAL TRAINING PLAN
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
Note 30306/22/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS OCCUPANT EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
 

 NAVMED Forms

 
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
NAVMED 6700/1309/2014EXPENSE EQUIPMENT REQUEST (Used for equipment items less than $100k)
NAVMED 7520/110/1973COLLECTION AGENT ACCOUNTABILITY 
OF 522 (GSA Approved DoD Exception)07/2008MEDICAL RECORD - REQUEST FOR ADMINISTRATION OF ANESTHESIA AND FOR PERFORMANCE OF OPERATIONS AND OTHER PROCEDURES 
SF 50207/1991MEDICAL RECORD NARRATIVE SUMMARY  
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BUMED 12451/512/2015CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER/YEAR AWARD NOMINATION
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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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