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Briefly explain the mission of the USAF Medical Service
ensure maximum wartime readiness, maintaining the health and morale of AF members by providing timely, quality medical service for all AD members, their families, and beneficiaries. During contingencies, healthcare system must rapidly expand, mobilize and deploy to provide medical support to AF operations worldwide.
Who heads the USAF Medical Service and to whom is this individual an advisor?
- -AF Surgeon General
- -Advises AF Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force
Where is ophthamology typically found on the organizational chart?
Medical Operations Squadron under Surgical Services Flight
Which Flight is responsible for plans and programs and allocates manpower and funds?
What services are provided by the medical support squadron?
Resource management, TRICARE, medical logistics, medical information systems management, diagnostic and therapeutic services, and personnel and administrative support.
Where is OPtometry typically found on the organizational chart?
Aerospace medicine squadron under flight medicine flight
Who advises the AF Surgeon General?
- Corps Chiefs
- -Nursing and Medical services
- -Biomedical Sciences Corps
What is Matrixing?
assigning individuals across functioanl areas to improve service and support of medical care
Benefits of Objective Medical Group (OMG)
OMG focuses medical services on patient needs, improves you ability to compete in a bussiness case/managed care environment, and provides better management framework for MTF's without adversely impacting readiness mission.
When and where was the first optical course developed for the military?
established in the 1940s at US Army Medical Field Service School, Ft Sam Houston Texas
Who directed the development of the CFETP and when was it developed?
- in 1992
- directed by the AF Chief of Staff
What is the purpose of the CFETP?
Provide training for the career fields, identifies mandatory and optional skill-level training for career progression
What can you expect as you advance in Rank and Skill-Level?
increases experience and responsibility
What does the 1st digit in AFSC 4V0X1 indicate?
What does the 2nd digit in AFSC 4V0X1 indicate?
Career Field Family-Ophthalmic
What doe the 3rd digit in AFSC 4V0X1 indicate?
Career Field Subdivision-Optometry has none
What does the 4th digit in AFSC 4V0X1 indicate?
- -1 Helper
- -3 Apprentice
- -5 Journeyman
- -7 Craftsman
- -9 Superintendent
What does the 5th digit in AFSC 4V0X1 indicate?
enlisted specialties and specific expertise
How does a person get into the phthalmic career field?
complete the Apprentice Course for Opthalmic Technicians
In what AFMAN can you find your specific job description?
AFMAN -36-2108 Enlisted Classification
what is the main difference between the 3-skill level and the 5-skill level?
increased experience and knowledge
Which clinic is primarily responsible for preparing patients for ophthalmic surgery?
What AF training document identifies life-cycle education and training requirements, training support resources and core task requirements?
CFETP, Career Field Education and Training Program
Name the two distince parts of the dual-channel concept of EST.
- -formal training
- -Qualification training
Define task knowledge.
knowledge needed to perform a particular task safely, accurately and effectively.
Describe a JQS and tell who has the responsibility to develop and ensure its effective use.
JQS is a STS that has been annotated with what you need to know at your particular duty station. it is annotated by your supervisor, and then becomes a JQS and put in your training record.
What is the primary purpose of field evaluations?
to improve training programs
where would you go if you wanted more information on educational opportunities?
the base Education Office
Besides an associates degree, what other certifications can be awarded from CCAF?
Occupational instructor certificate and trade skill certification
Name the 3 civilian organizations concerned with accrediting AF Ophthalmic courses.
- 1. AOA- American Optometric Association
- 2. Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
- 3.Commission on Occupational Educational Institutions
Which civilian organization would certify an ophthamology journeyman as a COA upon successful completion of the exam?
JCAHPO- Joint Commission on Allied HEalth Personnel in Ophthamology
Which civilian organization would certify an ophthalmic journeyman as a CPO, CPOA, or CPOT upon successful completion of the exam?
AOA- American Optometric Association
What are two methods of accident prevention?
- understand general principle of safety
- identify potential situations
What must you do in order to perform a procedure safely?
Know how to do the procedure
How can mental fitness be maintained?
proper diet, exercise and rest
What's wrong with eating within view of patients?
- its unprofessional
- potential health hazard
What is meant by the term "preoperational training"?
training that occurs before operating a piece of equipment or performing a procedure
What general safety principle can prevent the tendency to perform your duties automatically and ensures all safety factors are checked?
To stay alert and avoid overlooking safety items, what must be eliminated or effectively handled?
What is one of the biggest causes of job absenteeism in the AF?
back injuries from improper lifting techniques
What did the OSHA Act's general duty clause emphasize?
each employers must furnish his/her employees a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to them.
What is "duty to warn"?
the legal responsibility to inform the patient about options available to avoid eye injuries
In the U.S. Air Force, there are two worker classifications when referring to laser eye exam program. What are they?
- laser worker
- incidental laser worker
What should happen if there is a suspected or actual laser exposure/incident?
- Immediate, within 24 hours, thorough eye exam by the eye doctor. Tests include medical history, external exam including the skin, best visual acquities near/far, Amsler Grid visual field, stereopsis and non-dilated fundoscopy.
- If any results abnormal, pupil exam, slit lamp biomicroscopy, dilated fundoscopy.
- Incident must be reported immediately.