BUMEDINST 6220.12A

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BUMEDINST 6220.12A
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  1. What is the purpose of BUMEDINST 6220.12A?
    To issue instruction for preparing and submitting Medical Event Reports (MERs).
  2. Who does the Medical Event Reports (MERs) apply?
    All ships, stations, and units of the Navy, Marines Corps, and Military Sealift Command (MSC) providing outpatient or inpatient medical care.
  3. What are the three primary purpose of Medical Event Reporting?
    • 1) Timely and adequate health response.
    • 2) Estimation of the distribution, trends, and risks associated with reportable medical events.
    • 3) Development and assessment of policy and resources allocation.
  4. Why is medical event disease surveillance particularly important in military population?
    It has mission-degrading effects.
  5. What makes a communicable disease and injury control program successful?
    Early notification or suspected or confirmed cases.
  6. Who is/are responsible for maintaining Medical Event Reporting (MERs)?
    Commanders, Commanding Officers, Officers in Charge, or masters of a MSC ship.
  7. What must be submitted when medical event may attract high level Navy interest or affect operational readiness?
    OPREP-3 Navy Blue message
  8. Who submits the Medical Event Reports (MERs)?
    The unit senior medical department representative.
  9. How does Medical Event Reports (MERs) submitted when a reportable medical event is suspected or confirmed?
    Via Naval Disease Reporting System (NDRS).
  10. Medical Event Reports (MERs) is not used on what type of disease?
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  11. When Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) needs to be reported, what form is used and to who is it reported/submitted?
    CDC Form 50.42A reported/submitted to BUMED.
  12. Who is responsible for the following task to be accomplished?
    1) Perform global medical event surveillance and monitoring of reportable medical events.
    2) Systematically tabulate and analyze Medical Event Reports (MERs) to examine Navy and Marine Corps trends and demographic parameters important in epidemiology of reportable medical events.
    3) Maintain Naval Disease Reporting System (NDRS).
    4) Forward data to Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) or higher authority upon request.
    Commanding Officer of the Naval Environmental Health Center (NAVENVIRHLTHCEN)
  13. Who is responsible for the following task to be accomplished?
    1)Provide regional communicable disease surveillance and control.
    2) Provide technical assistance to requesting activities.
    3) Validate, on an annual basis, a sample of Medical Event Reports (MERs) as directed by Naval Environmental Health Center  (NAVENVIRHLTHCEN).
    Officer in Charge of the Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPVNTMEDU)
  14. What is the assigned report control symbol of the medical event reports (MERs)?
    MED 6220-3
  15. What must be done when any of the following below happens any medical department that provides inpatient or outpatient medical care?
    1) A reportable condition has been suspected or confirmed.
    2) Significant communicable disease outbreak or injury that may impact readiness of military personnel.
    3) Military ships or aircraft are quarantined in international travel.
    4) Suspected or confirmed outbreak of nosocomial infection from a single source or in a serious morbidity or mortality.
    5) Medical event is unusual in presentation, clinical course, outbreak potential or treatment.
    6) A medical event may generate inquiries to the Chief, BUMED or higher authority.
    7) As requested by Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPNTMEDU), naval Environmental Health Center (NAVENVIRHLTHCEN), or Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
    Medical Event Reports (MERs)
  16. What must accompany the patient when being transferred to another Navy activity or command with a medical department?
    Medical Event Reports
  17. Who submits a final Medical Event Reports (MERs) when the patient has been transferred to another activity or command?
    The receiving activity or command.
  18. When the receiving command submits a final Medical Event Reports (MERs), what must be included with the report?
    • 1) Patient Status
    • 2) Final Diagnosis
    • 3) Any additional Epidemiological Information.
  19. In what situation does a Medical Event Reports (MERs) provided by a Navy administrative liaison at non-naval medical facilities?
    When a patient with a reportable condition are received at their facility.
  20. What is the authorized methods of reporting any Medical Event Reports (MERs)?
    • 1) Naval Disease Reporting System (NDRS)
    • 2) Naval Message or Standard Naval Correspondence (via mail, e-mail, or fax)
    • 3) Telephone or E-mail reporting
  21. What are the two ways of submitting the Naval Disease Reporting System (NDRS)?
    • 1) Internet
    • 2) Mailing a 3.5" diskette to the cognizant Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPNTMEDU).
  22. How long does the Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPNTMEDU) keep all Medical Event Reports (MERs)?
    5 Years
  23. In situation when timeliness is critical, what is an authorized method of submitting a Medical Event Reports (MERs)?
    Telephone or E-mail reporting
  24. Which Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPNTMEDU) must a Medical Event Reports (MERs) be addressed to when a ship is deployed in a different region? The homeport NAVENPNTMEDU or the NAVENPNTMEDU local to the region?
    The NAVENPNTMEDU local to the region, because they are responsible for the geographic area of deployment.
  25. How should an operational unit send an URGENT Medical Event Reports (MERs)?
    Unclassified
  26. What report control symbol must all Medical Event Reports (MERs) be identified by in the subject line?
    MED 6220-3
  27. Routine Medical Event Reports (MERs) must be submitted to the Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPVNTMEDU) no later than what time period?
    No later than the 1st of each month.
  28. Routine Medical Event Reports (MERs) must be submitted to the Navy Environmental Health Center (NAVENVIRHLTHCEN) no later than what time period?
    No later than the 15th of each month.
  29. Urgent Medical Event Reports (MERs) must be submitted within how long to the Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPVNTMEDU)?
    No later than 24 hours or sooner.
  30. Urgent Medical Event Reports (MERs) must be submitted within how long to the Navy Environmental Health Center (NAVENVIRHLTHCEN) from the Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPVNTMEDU)?
    No later than 24 hours after receipt.
  31. What is a communicable condition with a suspected common source, or which occurs in one or more clusters among personnel in a particular location, work center, berthing compartment, day care, or involving more than expected number of individuals?
    A reportable outbreak.
  32. What type of report is submitted when a suspected outbreak occurred among military personnel?
    URGENT Medical Event Reports (MERs)

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