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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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Disaster Mental Health Response Team (DMHR)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
3/5/2010

Designated team that provides command consultation, prevention, outreach, screening, triage, psychological first aid, education, and referral services following an all-hazards incident.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Laboratory Response Network (LRN)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
3/5/2010

A diverse national/international laboratory network of local, State, and Federal public health, hospital-based, food testing, veterinary and environmental testing laboratories that provide rapid detection assays and laboratory diagnostics and ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Service Public Health Centers

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
3/5/2010

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.


Source of Definition

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
3/5/2010

A national repository of antibiotics, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, life-support medications, intravenous administration fluids and sets, airway maintenance supplies, and medical/surgical items. The SNS is designed to supplement and re ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Zoonotic Disease

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
3/5/2010

Diseases transmissible under natural conditions from vertebrate animals to humans.


Source of Definition

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Closed POD (Closed Point of Dispensing)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
3/5/2010

A site intended for the dispensation of medications to a select or pre-defined population, not the general public.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Point of Dispensing (POD)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
3/5/2010

A location where pharmaceuticals and other medications are distributed to the end user; these facilities may range from small clinics to large operations with multiple staging and operations areas; these facilities may also support a range of ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Deployment

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/5/2010

The relocation of forces and materiel to desired operational areas. Deployment encompasses all activities from origin or home station through destination, specifically including intra-continental United States, inter-theater, and intra-theater ...

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 6490.07: Deployment-Limiting Medical Conditions for Service Members and DoD Civilian Employees

Related Glossary Terms

Deployment

Contingency Deployment

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/5/2010

A deployment that is limited to outside the continental United States, over 30 days in duration, and in a location with medical support from only non-fixed (temporary) military medical treatment facilities.  It is a deployment in which ...

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 6490.07: Deployment-Limiting Medical Conditions for Service Members and DoD Civilian Employees

Related Glossary Terms

Contingency Plan

Medical Assessment

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/5/2010

The total of the pre-deployment activities described in section 1 of Enclosure 2 of DoDI 6490.07 and those listed in paragraph E4.A1.1 of DoDI 6490.03.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 6490.07: Deployment-Limiting Medical Conditions for Service Members and DoD Civilian Employees

Related Glossary Terms

Medical Assessment | Medical Assessment

Contingency

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/5/2010

A situation requiring military operations in response to natural disasters, terrorists, subversives, or as otherwise directed by appropriate authority to protect US interests.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 6490.07: Deployment-Limiting Medical Conditions for Service Members and DoD Civilian Employees

Related Glossary Terms

Contingency

Trained DoD Health Care Provider

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/5/2010

A physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, advanced practice nurse, independent duty corpsman, independent duty medical technician, or special forces medical sergeant.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 6490.07: Deployment-Limiting Medical Conditions for Service Members and DoD Civilian Employees

Related Glossary Terms

Trained DoD Health Care Provider

Acuity

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/1/2009

The level of severity or urgency of an RSM’s medical condition as related to the need for certain care or treatment.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 1300.24: Recovery Coordination Program (RCP)

Related Glossary Terms

Acuity

Transition Assistance Program

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/1/2009

A program designed to ease the transition of Service members from military service to the civilian workforce and community.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 1300.24: Recovery Coordination Program (RCP)

Related Glossary Terms

Transition Assistance Program

Recovery Plan

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/1/2009

A patient-centered plan prepared by an RT, RSM, and family or designated caregiver with medical and non-medical goals for recovery, rehabilitation, and transition, as well as personal and professional goals, and the identified services and ...

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 1300.24: Recovery Coordination Program (RCP)

Related Glossary Terms

Recovery Plan
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