Accession Number : ADA314326

Title :   A Field Medical Surveillance System for Deployed Forces: A Conceptual Model.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jun 95-Jun 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : White, M. W. ; Pugh, W. M. ; Hanson, K. ; Angus, J. E. ; Show, I. T.

PDF Url : ADA314326

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An important function of any military medical service during combat operations is the prevention of infectious and parasitic diseases. Military personnel may be deployed in developing countries where various infectious and parasitic diseases are endemic, and the potential for widespread illness in US troops is a threat to combat readiness. Timely recognition of such illnesses requires systems to detect these diseases early so they can be quickly investigated and controlled before they become a major health crisis. Prompt detection requires careful monitoring and a thorough understanding of the trends in incidence and distribution of known endemic agents. Surveillance with appropriate laboratory support is critical to an effective defense against these potential illnesses. This paper describes a conceptual model for a Field Medical Surveillance System (FMSS) designed to assist military Environmental Health Officers (EHOs), and Preventive Medical Officers (PMOs) in the prompt detection and prevention of illnesses that may occur during foreign deployments or conflicts.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *DISEASES, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *PARASITIC DISEASES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEVELOPING NATIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, WARFARE, DETECTION, FOREIGN, MODELS, THREATS, COMBAT READINESS, RECOGNITION, LABORATORIES, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, SURVEILLANCE, PREVENTION, EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE