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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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TBICoE Brain Injury Awareness Month 2023 Events Flyer

Publication
1/29/2023

2023 Brain Injury Awareness Month training and education events hosted by the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence

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Armed Forces Medical Examiner Booklet

Publication
1/27/2023

The AFMES is the only medical examiner system authorized to support DOD and other federal agencies' missions. It also works closely with the investigative arms of all military branches, to conduct forensic investigations of crime scenes upon request. Download this booklet to learn more about the AFMES and its mission.

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Progressive Return to Activity: Primary Care for Acute Concussion Management

Publication
1/23/2023

The Progressive Return to Activity (PRA): Primary Care for Acute Concussion Management clinical recommendation is an evidence-based return to activity protocol for primary care managers and concussion/traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinic providers. The PRA is a six-step approach that begins after the provider performs the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2 (MACE 2) and diagnoses the patient with a concussion/TBI. The PRA stages start with relative rest and allow service members to gradually increase activities until they receive clearance for return to full duty or activity. In each stage, it offers general and military specific activities and options to help providers manage their patients’ primary symptom clusters. The PRA also offers recommendations on specialty referrals and handouts are available for providers to give patients and leadership.

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Anxiety Disorders

Publication
1/10/2023

Case definition developed by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division for the purpose of descriptive epidemiological reports on mental disorders and mental health problems among active duty service members.

Enterprise Professional Development Calendar of Events

Publication
1/5/2023

One-hour interactive sessions that Educate, Empower, and Equip DHA personnel for career development.

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TRICARE Dental Program Benefits, Limitations, and Exclusions (January 2023)

Publication
1/3/2023

These benefits, exclusions and limitations currently conform to the ADA’s Current Dental Terminology (CDT) 2023 Dental Procedure Codes.

Standing Order for Administering Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (ages 6 months-5 years)

Publication
12/30/2022

Standing orders authorize nurses, pharmacists, and other appropriately trained healthcare personnel, where allowed by state law, to assess a patient’s immunization status and administer vaccinations according to a protocol approved by an institution, physician, or other authorized practitioner.

Standing Order for Administering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (ages 5-11)

Publication
12/30/2022

Standing orders authorize nurses, pharmacists, and other appropriately trained healthcare personnel, where allowed by state law, to assess a patient’s immunization status and administer vaccinations according to a protocol approved by an institution, physician, or other authorized practitioner.

Standing Order for Administering Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (ages 6-11)

Publication
12/30/2022

Standing orders authorize nurses, pharmacists, and other appropriately trained healthcare personnel, where allowed by state law, to assess a patient’s immunization status and administer vaccinations according to a protocol approved by an institution, physician, or other authorized practitioner.

Standing Order for Administering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (ages 6 months-4 years)

Publication
12/30/2022

Standing orders authorize nurses, pharmacists, and other appropriately trained healthcare personnel, where allowed by state law, to assess a patient’s immunization status and administer vaccinations according to a protocol approved by an institution, physician, or other authorized practitioner.

DHB Charter 2022-2024

Publication
12/29/2022

Updated 2022-2024 charter of the Defense Health Board

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DHA Change of Directorship Ceremony Program

Publication
12/29/2022

Program for the DHA Change of Directorship Ceremony on Jan. 3, 2023.

Enterprise Professional Development 2023 Course Catalogue

Publication
12/28/2022

The workplace can be filled with changes, pivots, and new demands. This requires a nimble skillset. To support DHA employees rising to meet these challenges, J7 proudly offers its E3 program. The E3 course catalog provides you with up-to-date information on learning sessions. Sessions are offered on a rotating basis.

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The Scope 2022 Edition 3

Publication
12/22/2022

The Scope newsletter, the third edition of 2022, from PEO DHMS

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Vaccine Bin Label Examples

Publication
12/20/2022

Sample labels for organizing vaccines into bins for proper storage.

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