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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System (MHS) Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

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Health Care Personnel

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

An individual who has received special training or education in a health-related field and who performs services in or for the DoD in that field.  A health-related field may include administration, direct provision of patient care, or ...

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Health Care Personnel | Health Care Personnel

Operational Military Unit

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

Any operational, deployable unit, unit-type code or pre-positioned asset(s). This includes personnel and deployable medical systems equipment.

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Operational Military Unit

Prolonged Field Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

Field medical care applied beyond doctrinal planning time-lines in order to decrease patient mortality and morbidity.  Prolonged field care uses limited resources and is sustained until the patient arrives at the next appropriate level of ...

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Prolonged Field Care

ROMO

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

Any military operation supporting DoD objectives, both inside and outside the continental United States, resulting in Service members and DoD-EC personnel placed on contingency, deployment, or contingency deployment orders, including but not ...

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TCCC Skills List

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

A Joint Trauma System-approved list of procedures that align with scope of practice or training completed during initial TCCC certification.

Trauma Training and Skills Sustainment Platforms

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

A DoD-approved location where Service members or DoD-EC personnel receive trauma training (hospital and pre-hospital) in support of the DoD’s mission set.

Certification

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

A process by which a Military Department, agency, or association grants recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by the Military Departments, agency, or association.

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Certification

Interoperable MRT

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

The ability to train together coherently, effectively, and efficiently to achieve medical training in support of tactical, operational, and strategic objectives.

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Interoperable MRT

TCCC Guidelines

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Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

Evidence-based best-practice pre-hospital trauma care guidelines customized for battlefield use which are reviewed and updated by the Committee on TCCC on an ongoing basis.

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TCCC Refresher

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

Either forecasted or just-in-time training, that reinforces the training provided during the TCCC certification course.  It informs TCCC certified personnel of changes in TCCC guidelines, procedures, equipment, and policies and provides ...

TCCC

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

A set of trauma management guidelines customized for use in the operational setting that maintains a sharp focus on the most common causes of preventable death resulting from combat.

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TCCC

Force Health Protection Quality Assurance

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

The identification of key elements associated with protecting the health of Service members and applicable DoD civilian and contractor personnel throughout their period of service and across the full range of military activities and operations ...

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DoD Instruction 1322.24: Medical Readiness Training

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Force Health Protection Quality Assurance | Force Health Protection Quality Assurance

Combatant Command Trauma System

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

A trauma system represents a coordinated effort along a continuum of integrated care, between out-of-hospital and in-hospital providers and specialists, in a defined geographic area that delivers the full range of medical care to injured ...

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DoD Instruction 1322.24: Medical Readiness Training

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Combatant Command Trauma System

Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

The ability of military forces to fight and meet the demands of assigned missions.

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DoD Instruction 1322.24: Medical Readiness Training

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Readiness

Health Care Provider

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/16/2018

Any member of the Armed Forces, civilian employee of the Department of Defense, or personal services contract employee under Title 10, United States Code, Section 1091 authorized by the Department of Defense to perform health care functions.

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DoD Instruction 1322.24: Medical Readiness Training

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Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6200.06] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 8580.02] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 1300.27] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6000.13] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6490.10] | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13]
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