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180718-N-TF029-007 Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Melissa Clayton, an electroneurodiagnostic technician at Naval Hospital Pensacola, performs a nerve conduction study on a patient July 18. Clayton recently became the only registered nerve conduction study technologist in the Navy. 180713-N-NH199-0163 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2018) Sailors assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) examine a mock patient during a mass causality drill in support of the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Harley K. Sarmiento/Released) 180711-N-NH199-0181 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2018) Sailors assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) decontaminate a patient in the chemical decontamination rooms before administering care during a search and rescue and chemical decontamination exercise in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), July 11, 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity wile fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Harley K. Sarmiento/Released) 180706-N-KR394-002 SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 6, 2018) A Mexican navy cadet hones her arthroscopic surgery skills with a simulator at Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Surgical Simulation Center. More than 80 Cadets visited NMCSD for a three-hour-long medical exchange. (U.S. navy photo by Mike Alvarez/Released) 180705-N-KP948-0289 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 5, 2018) Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Christian Kerlick, left, trains Sailors on first-aid aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during a general quarters drill. Donald Cook is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, on its seventh patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)

Navy Medicine Headlines

NHCCC meritoriously promotes Sailors
By William Love
7/12/2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 12, 2018) -- Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi (NHCCC) promoted eight Sailors through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) during separate ceremonies July 5-12.

MAP a chart of success for Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailors
By Douglas Stutz
7/11/2018

When newly advanced Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Cheyenne Faulkner shared with her husband, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Shane Faulkner, that there was a possibility of her being recognized with advancement, he knew.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurse selected as a 2018 Tillman Scholar
By Yan Kennon
7/10/2018

On June 6, the Pat Tillman Foundation selected Lt. Dana Hatwig, a Navy Nurse Corps officer assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, as a Pat Tillman Scholar.

Navy Care App Enables Medical Appointments from Work, Home
By Rodney Foushee, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
7/10/2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Jacksonville now offers a faster, innovative way to complete health visits without a trip to the hospital or clinic: virtual visits. These decrease time away from the mission, work, and family.

Navy Preventive Medicine Unit Hosts Mexican Navy in Support of RIMPAC Exercise
Lt. Janice Whittaker, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five, Public Affairs
7/2/2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) -- The Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit FIVE (NEPMU-5) hosted 15 Mexican Navy health service personnel in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, June 26.

Last Baby Delivered at Naval Hospital Pensacola
By Jason Bortz
7/2/2018

On June 28 at 6:10 p.m., the final call of “baby boy, United States Navy arriving,” echoed throughout Naval Hospital Pensacola. James Robert Bishop will go in the records as the last baby born at NHP.

NAVY MEDICINE NEWS ARCHIVES
LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 21, 2018
  
 

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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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
  
7/19/2018
INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN FORMULARY
  
7/17/2018
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO MEDICAL DEPARTMENT SPECIALTY LEADERS
  
7/17/2018
OPERATIONAL READINESS REPORTING AND MONITORING PROGRAM
  
7/3/2018
EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL INTERVENTION SERVICES AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
  
7/3/2018
PATHOGEN REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY FOR APHERESIS PLATELETS
  
6/21/2018
SUSTAINMENT, RESTORATION, AND MODERNIZATION OF CLASS 2 REAL PROPERTY
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 15246/29/2018
2018 JOINT SERVICE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION SELECTION BOARD APPLICATION PROCEDURES
NOTE 15206/20/2018
FISCAL YEAR 2019 NURSE CORPS FULL-TIME DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION
NOTE 54309/18/2012
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY FUNCTIONAL ALIGNMENT
NOTE 15006/19/2018
PHASED MEDICAL READINESS TRAUMA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
NOTE 19006/8/2018
ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS FOR CONDITIONS NOT AMOUNTING TO A DISABILITY
NOTE 63006/5/2018
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES
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 BUMED HQ Instructions

 
Subject
  
5/31/2018
PRIVACY ACT COORDINSTOR
  
4/13/2017
MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE
  
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 MEDICINE AND SURGERY RECOGNITION AND AWARDS PROGRAM FOR CIVILIANS
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 BUMED HQ Notes

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

 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 6400/411/2017INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN FORMULARY CHANGE REQUEST
NAVMED 1755/811/2017ENTRY/ENTITLEMENT
NAVMED 1755/1311/2017INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN (iIFSP) REVIEW/CHANGE
NAVMED 1755/711/2017INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN (IFSP) PROCESS DOCUMENT (PD)
NAVMED 6410/149/2017FLIGHT DECK SCREENING
NAVMED 1755/1211/2017FAMILY OUTCOMES SURVEY
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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 10460/112/2003EQUIPMENT AND WORK REQUEST 
BUMED 8150/205/2002BUMED PRE-PLANNING BOMB THREAT CHECK LIST 
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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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