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: Education and Research Education Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute Joint Theater Trauma System (JTTS) Clinical Practice Guidelines Tactical Combat Casualty Care Research Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Military Infectious Diseases Research Program TriService Nursing Research Program 20
Slide notes:To ensure excellent health care for active-duty personnel, the Military Health System provides education, training, and resources for health care providers. The Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center are two well-known hospitals that came together in September of 2011, to form Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This large teaching and referral institution is affiliated with universities and treats wounded soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The educational programs of the Military Health System include, among others, the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, which offers courses in trauma care, burn treatment, disaster preparedness, humanitarian assistance, and other types of military emergency response. The Joint Theater Trauma System, or JTTS , Clinical Practice Guidelines are medical protocols developed by the Joint Theater Trauma System, part of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. Tactical Combat Casualty Care is a training course for medics, corpsmen, and other rescue personnel who are deployed in areas of combat. The Military Health System also supports and performs research at military treatment facilities and laboratories. Many projects are supported by federal funds from within the Department of Defense, but funding also comes from the VA and from the Department of Health and Human Services. One example of military research is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, which study various diseases of concern to all Americans. The Military Infectious Diseases Research Program investigates vaccine and drug development. A final example is the TriService Nursing Research Program, which supports military nursing research. 20