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Feb 23, 2024

Assessment and Management of Dizziness and Visual Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

.PDF | 1.03 MB

This clinical recommendation provides medical staff with a single, comprehensive reference for the assessment and management of dizziness and visual disturbances following mild TBI/concussion. Dizziness and visual disturbances often present with overlapping symptoms and should prompt a provider to perform a visual and dizziness—or vestibular—assessment.

Feb 23, 2024

Progressive Return to Activity: Primary Care for Acute Concussion Management

.PDF | 472.50 KB

This clinical recommendation is an evidence-based return to activity protocol for primary care managers and concussion/traumatic brain injury clinic providers. The PRA is a six-step approach that begins after the provider performs the MACE 2 (Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2) and the patient is diagnosed with a concussion, also known as a mild TBI.

Jan 31, 2024

Anomalous Health Incident Acute Assessment Training

.PDF | 1.60 MB

This virtual training, hosted by the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence, will introduce MHS health care providers to Anomalous Health Incidents and review assessment and treatment strategies. Detailed guidance on how to complete a medical evaluation using Anomalous Health Incident Acute Assessment (DHA Form 244), will be provided.

Jan 26, 2024

Information Paper on Defense Health Agency and Veterans Health Administration Patient Safety Collaboration

.PDF | 167.18 KB

The Defense Health Agency Patient Safety Program is aligned to Health Care Administration, Medical Affairs, Clinical Support Division, under Clinical Quality Management. Our mission is to promote a culture of safety to end preventable patient harm by engaging, educating, and equipping patient-care teams to put evidence-based safe practices in place ...

Jan 26, 2024

Information Paper on Clinical Practice Guideline Process

.PDF | 149.19 KB

The Department of Defense identified the need to develop a program to eliminate variability in patient health outcomes, provide consistent quality of care and utilization of resources, and improve the quality of health care services delivered within the DOD.

Jan 26, 2024

Information Paper on Programs for Separating Service Members

.PDF | 150.99 KB

The Defense Health Agency Medical Affairs Directorate supports three major programs for separating Service members with wounds from military service including inTransition, Recovery Coordination Program, and the Integrated Disability Evaluation System.

Jan 26, 2024

Information Paper on Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense Graduate Medical Education Integrated Product Team

.PDF | 119.73 KB

The Department of Defense cannot conduct all Graduate Medical Education training at Defense Health Agency facilities, as the DHA does not have the clinical capability at all locations (e.g., burn patients) or the volume of patients is insufficient. DHA GME programs use local civilian hospitals and Veterans Affairs hospitals to meet training requirements.

Jan 25, 2024


.PDF | 4.04 MB

The Rehabilitation Journey After Lower Limb Amputation – 100 page patient education handbook – covers the various phases of amputation rehabilitation.

Jan 24, 2024

Pfizer Vaccine at a glance

A summary of guidance for basic storage, preparation, scheduling, and administration for ALL Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine products.

Jan 23, 2024

Standing Order for Administering Varicella Vaccine (Adult)

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Immunization standing orders are approved protocols that authorize appropriately trained health care personnel to assess patient immunization status and administer vaccinations without a written provider order or examination.

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