Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Organization of the VA and Military Health Systems
Slide content:MHS: Goals of Deployable Medicine Effective health care wherever troops go Specific goals include: First-responder care Essential care (life and limb) Definitive care Care during transfer to another medical facility Logistics (supplies, equipment) Education, training, information technology 18
Slide notes:Military conflicts arise all over the world, and the Department of Defense must be able to provide health care services wherever U.S. troops need to go. The Military Health Service provides all of the following types of care. First-responder care is administered at the point of injury. Essential care is treatment to preserve life and limb, while definitive care stabilizes or rehabilitates soldiers at the location of conflict. Care is also provided during transfer to another medical facility, and logistical support optimizes the use of medical supplies, materials, and up-to-date equipment. The Military Health Service also provides education, training, and medical information technology services. 18