Flashcards in Medical Event Reports BUMEDINST 6220.12 Deck (21):
What does MER stand for?
Medical Event Report
What is the instruction for the Medical Event Report?
The Medical Event Report replaced a previous report? What report was that?
The Disease Alert Report
What is the purpose of BUMEDINST 6220.12A?
To issue instructions for preparing and submitting Medical Event Reports (MER)
True or False: Medical Event Reports apply to all ships, stations, and units of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Military Sealift Command (MSC) which are providing in/outpatient medical care.
What is the primary purpose of the Medical Event Reporting System?
a. It ensures a timely and adequate response to medical events b. Take the average of all the reports and form an estimate of distribution, trends, and risks c. It’s also for the development and assessment of policy and resource allocation that will help control medical events
Why is Medical Event Disease Surveillance so important in military populations?
Because medical events can have mission-degrading effects
True or False: Medical Event Reports are reported when diseases, injuries, and outbreaks affect operational readiness, present hazards to the civilian or military community, and are internationally quarantinable.
True or False: Commanders, Commanding Officers, Officers in Charge, or Masters of a MSC ship, shall maintain an ineffective medical event surveillance program.
False ANS: “Effective” (MER) Surveillance Program
When you submit a Medical Event Report you should use what reporting system procedures?
Naval Disease Reporting System Procedures (NDRS)
True or False: Use (MER’s) to report HIV.
False ANS: For HIV use CDC Form 50.42A to BUMED, Navy Medical HIV Program in Bethesda, MD
What Report Control symbol is assigned to the Medical Event Report?
True or False: Medical Event Reports are used when a medical event is unusual in presentation, clinical course, outbreak potential, or treatment.
What is the preferred method of reporting Medical Events and name two other authorized methods.
Naval Disease Reporting System (NDRS) Software program is the preferred method, but a Naval Message or Standard Naval Correspondence via mail, email, or fax is authorized and in situations where timeliness is critical the telephone can be used as an accepted method of reporting as well
Medical Event Reports are to be kept on file for how long?
If a unit has to send a MER by urgent message, what should the condition of the message be?
Name two types of Medical Event Reports
Routine and Urgent
Most reportable medical events are routine, at the latest, when must routine medical event reports be submitted to the Naval Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NAVENPVNTMEDU)?
No later than the 1st of each month
At the latest, when must routine medical event reports be submitted to the Naval Environmental Health Center (NAVENVIRHLTHCEN)?
No later than the 15th of each month
What is a communicable condition with a suspected common source, or occurs in one or more clusters among personnel in a particular location, work center, berthing compartment, day care, or involving more than an expected number of individuals?