It is helpful for pediatric and adult congenital cardiologists to understand the basic qualification standards and administrative process required for their patients who may be interested in military service. When considering who can join the military, two important criteria come into play: the ability to perform required physical duties and the ability to receive the standard of medical care.
Military service members are athletes, and guidelines pertaining to elite athletes should also apply to them. At a minimum, they must pass a biannual physical fitness test in addition to maintaining fitness for duty to perform training in a wide variety of settings.
Their duties will often take them to remote and austere destinations where there may not be a cardiologist in the region to support them. Unlike our student athletes, we cannot depend on contingency plans like an external defibrillator on the sidelines or a cardiothoracic surgeon nearby in the event of an emergency.
With this in mind, the Department of Defense has specified comprehensive standards of medical fitness for entering the military, 3 and the Air Force, 4 Army, 5 and Navy have set their own regulations particular to their branch. While these regulations may seem excessively restrictive, there is a mechanism in place to request a waiver if a potential recruit is initially denied entrance on medical grounds.
The waiver request is then sent to the service branch for a case-by-case review by a medical board. Of note, any waiver that is granted at this stage applies to initial accession only; it may not carry over to special duty qualifications the recruit may want to pursue, such as flight or dive status.
As part of the waiver request, the primary cardiologist may be asked to provide documentation regarding the patient's medical condition, therapies and prognosis. When writing a letter supporting a waiver request, cardiologists should provide an honest summary of the patient's clinical status, while generally steering clear of making an emotional appeal or character assessment.
Consider answering these questions: Does the patient require any activity restrictions? What frequency of follow-up does the patient require? Does the patient require follow-up with an adult CHD specialist?
Is the patient's condition progressive? Will the patient likely require any interventions in the near- or long-term 20 years? While it may be discouraging for those who are denied a waiver to enter the military on medical grounds, patients should be encouraged to consider other avenues for public service that often have less restrictive medical requirements, including the US Public Health Service, the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.
These play valuable roles in society and provide a meaningful alternative for those who want to serve their country.
Red indicates conditions that are disqualifying from military service; green indicates conditions that meet military accession standards, when within the stipulations that are indicated. Sources: AFI - U. Navy Manual of the Medical Department. Share via:. Media Center ACC. All rights reserved.Find Flashcards. Brainscape's Knowledge Genome TM. Browse over 1 million classes created by top students, professors, publishers, and experts.
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Our mission is to create a smarter world by simplifying and accelerating the learning process.If an applicant currently or by history as appropriate has none of these conditions then he or she will be found "physically qualified. Per references a through lNavy and Marine Corps RC Service Members who incur or aggravate injuries, illnesses, or diseases during periods of Active Duty, Inactive Duty Training, Funeral Honors duty, while traveling directly to or from such duty or training, or while remaining overnight immediately before the commencement of or between successive periods of such duty, may be eligible for Line of Duty LOD benefits, unless such injury, illness, or disease is the result of the gross negligence or misconduct of the member.
Members being processed for any type of involuntary administrative separation and who are referred into the DES may continue to be processed for determination of fitness for continued naval service. The SA for officers is governed by reference h.
The SA may direct separation prior to completion of the DES process if the SA determines and documents, in writing, that the member should be separated for the misconduct despite the ratable medical condition. Light Duty. LIMDU is divided into two separate categories as follows:. A member is assigned in a TLD status when a medical officerexpects the member to be able to return to duty RTD in a reasonable period of time. Once placed in a PLD status, the member may remain at the current command or be assigned to a valid billet per manning control authority MCA priorities based on needs of the Navy.
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The force dental administrative officer is a Navy Medical Service Corps officer with what grade? THe operational dental readiness goal for active and reserve personnel is what percent? All personnel scheduled for permanent change of station assignment to an overseas location will be screened for dental disease. Personnel found to be in Dental Class 3 or 4 shall not be reassigned until treatment placing them in at least what dental class is completed?
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Continue ESC. Reveal Correct Response Spacebar.Home » Resources » Disability Discharge » Navy. Comments: To view or download the complete regulation, click on the link in the box above. Excerpts from selected chapters of this regulation can be found below. Comments: To view or download the complete regulation, click on the the link to it in the box above. Per references a through lNavy and Marine Corps RC Service Members who incur or aggravate injuries, illnesses, or diseases during periods of Active Duty, Inactive Duty Training, Funeral Honors duty, while traveling directly to or from such duty or training, or while remaining overnight immediately before the commencement of or between successive periods of such duty, may be eligible for Line of Duty LOD benefits, unless such injury, illness, or disease is the result of the gross negligence or misconduct of the member.
Each paragraph referenced in this table of contents describes the disqualifying conditions. If an applicant currently or by history as appropriate has none of these conditions then he or she will be found "physically qualified. Comments: To view or download the complete regulation, click on the link to it in the box above these comments. Members being processed for any type of involuntary administrative separation and who are referred into the DES may continue to be processed for determination of fitness for continued naval service.
The SA for officers is governed by reference h. The SA may direct separation prior to completion of the DES process if the SA determines and documents, in writing, that the member should be separated for the misconduct despite the ratable medical condition. Light Duty. LIMDU is divided into two separate categories as follows:.
A member is assigned in a TLD status when a medical officerexpects the member to be able to return to duty RTD in a reasonable period of time. Once placed in a PLD status, the member may remain at the current command or be assigned to a valid billet per manning control authority MCA priorities based on needs of the Navy. Jump to content. Jump to main menu. Jump to search.Supporting Military Sealift Command's mission requires civil service mariners CIVMARs to work aboard ship and far from land-based medical care for extended periods of time.
While some conditions are clearly disqualifying, many can be considered acceptable if shown to be sufficiently controlled and not a risk to the individual or the mission. General Information Mariners requiring prescription medication must have a minimum six-month supply of the medication to sail and the ability to receive or refill their prescriptions while on assignment.
Chronic conditions i. A mariner applicant deemed not fit for duty by Military Sealift Command's medical department will be notified by letter. A significant hearing loss noted on exam will require an audiologist or specialist evaluation for specialized testing to determine the threshold for speech recognition and recommendations on hearing protection.
A waiver may be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the outcome of the specialized testing. A waiver may be recommended on a case-by-case basis. Abnormal color perception will require an ophthalmology evaluation to fully describe the deficit.
No waivers are granted on color vision for Masters, Mates, or Watchstanders. Engineers may be waived if they can demonstrate the ability to reliably distinguish basic colors. Tuberculin skin test TST status For initial hire consideration, applicants must provide the result of a TST obtained within the last year, unless they have had a documented positive test in the past. A TST can be obtained at most local public health departments or from personal physicians.
Those with a current or past positive test must provide health care provider documentation of evaluation for active TB and whether the appropriate course of medication has been completed in the past, has been initiated, or is medically contraindicated.As Aventuras de Poliana - capítulo 117 - 25/10/18, completo
Chest X-ray results, no more than one month old, must be provided for those with positive PPD. Diabetes Any elevated fasting blood glucose level on a new applicant exam will require a follow-up evaluation to include an HbA1C test.
The minimum acceptable HbA1C level is less than 8.
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Diabetes requiring insulin for control cannot be considered for waiver. Hyperlipidemia LDL cholesterol must be less than and triglycerides must be less than to meet MSC standards with or without medication. Psychiatric History Any psychiatric diagnosis or treatment history requires complete documentation from a mental health professional to include history of treatment, hospitalizations, current status, stability, prognosis, risk to self or others, current medications, and determination that follow-up is needed no more frequently than every six months.
If applying for a rating requiring the use of small arms, a specific statement from a psychiatrist as to the suitability for small arms duties will be required. Data for at least one month is required. A note from your doctor simply stating that your sleep apnea is controlled on CPAP is not sufficient. Immunizations All immunizations must be dated to include Month, Day and Year.
Any costs incurred to obtain immunizations are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Other Conditions Abnormalities on examination with potential impact on mission or risk to individuals on prolonged sea voyages will warrant appropriate evaluation.
The conditions requiring evaluation and recommended type of specialist will be indicated on a medical summary form provided to the applicant. An applicant who has a VA disability rating will be required to provide a copy of the rating to include the name of each condition and the percentage of disability rated for each condition.
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