Accession Number : AD1027318


Title :   Continuing Education for Department of Defense Health Professionals


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Defense Health Agency/Defense Health Board Falls Church United States


Personal Author(s) : Dickey,Nancy W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1027318.pdf


Report Date : 24 Nov 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : The Military Health System (MHS) is one of the largest health care systems in the United States1 and provides care to approximately 9.6 million eligible beneficiaries.2 The mission of the MHS is to enhance the Department of Defenses (DoDs) and the Nations security by providing health care support for the full range of military operations and by sustaining the health of all those entrusted to DoDs medical care.3 To support the provision of quality care in the unique military environment, military and civilian health professionals must meet licensing and associated continuing education (CE) requirements. Health professionals with specialty certifications may require additional CE. In addition, military health professionals must maintain competencies in military and medical readiness skills.4,5 Thus, the MHS has an obligation to provide effective CE programs to sustain proficiency in both medical and military domains.


Descriptors :   department of defense , education , training , military medicine , medical personnel , combat casualty care , therapeutics , patient care management , wounds and injuries , department of veterans affairs , health care facilities , medical specialties , quality assurance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE