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Nurse Advice Line

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9/16/2016
Nurse Advice Line

You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can answer your urgent care questions, help you find a doctor, schedule next-day appointments at military hospitals and clinics and more.

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Deployment Health Centers Review

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8/9/2016

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A National Trauma Care System

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8/9/2016

A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury

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DoD Instruction 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS) Instruction

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This Department of Defense Instruction (Number 6025.13) establishes DoD policy on issues related to MQA programs and clinical quality management activities.

Centering Pregnancy offers new approach to prenatal care

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6/24/2016
A couple attends a Centering Pregnancy group. Centering Pregnancy provides health assessment, education, and support for expectant parents, in a group setting facilitated by a clinician. This community approach to care allows participants to receive conventional obstetrics care and additional services such as lactation consulting and nutrition guidance- all in one setting. (Department of Defense photo by Reese Brown)

Centering Pregnancy meetings provide health assessment, education and support in a group setting facilitated by a clinician

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Good Catch Recognition Award Process

Policy

This memorandum describes the annual Navy Medicine "Surgeon General Good Catch Annual Recognition Award". A "Good Catch" signifies a near miss, unsafe condition, or error(s) (environmental, IT, process, system design) that was identified early to prevent and/or minimize preventable harm to patients.

Walter Reed announces pilot program as part of Organ Summit

Article
6/14/2016
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Kidney paired donation is a transplant option for candidates who have a living donor who is medically able, but cannot donate a kidney to their intended candidate because they are incompatible

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Trusted Care – Patient Centeredness Vision

Policy

This memorandum from the Air Force Surgeon General describes the "Patient Centeredness Vision" which encompasses the six aims of health care: safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.

William Beaumont Army Medical Center first DoD hospital to use new stent graft

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5/11/2016
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William Beaumont Army Medical Center became the first military treatment facility to use newly FDA approved “off-the-shelf” aortic branch device

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Patient Centered Practice Hours

Policy

This memorandum encourages Air Force military treatment facilities to establish more patient-centered clinic hours.

Management and Reporting of Clinical Adverse Actions and Professional Misconduct for Privileged Health Care Providers and Non-Privileged Clinical Support Staff

Policy

The purpose of this directive is to update and establish policy, assign responsibility, and prescribe procedures for the management and reporting of clinical adverse actions and professional misconduct for privileged health care providers and non-privileged clinical support staff for the Department of the Navy.

Joint Outpatient Experience Survey to standardize feedback from MHS beneficiaries

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4/13/2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alecia Peel-Thompson, 18th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, checks the blood pressure of a patient.

Later this year, the Military Health System will roll out a unified outpatient survey system – a single survey for all military treatment facilities across all services.

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Belvoir Hospital “glues” its status as innovative facility with new varicose vein procedure

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4/1/2016
Marine Corps Capt. Brett Disher receives an ultrasound of his affected blood vessel prior to varicose vein correction surgery.

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital was the first military treatment facility to perform varicose vein correction using medical-grade glue

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Time has come for enterprise medicine, top DoD health official says

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3/31/2016
Image of Jonathan Woodson, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)

The Defense Department's health care system is in need of an overhaul, and that must be a top national security requirement

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Effect of smartphones on vision and health of service members

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3/28/2016
Sleeplessness is just one of several potential outcomes from the extended use of smartphones.

VA Optometrist talks about the impact using smartphones can have on our vision and long-term health

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