CVN Medical Department Clinical Services CAPT David L. Shiveley, MC, USN Force Medical Officer Commander Naval Air Forces & Pacific Disclosure Statement CAPT Paul Kane and all others involved in the planning, development and presentation of this CME activity provide the following Disclosure information: "Nothing to disclose"
Reality v Expectations Reality CVN Medical department represents the third most capable medical care afloat behind TAH and Large Deck amphibs Robust Primary care, Prev Med, military medicine and occupational medicine Limited surgical, mental health, physical therapy, inpatient, lab, xray, pharmacy and emergency response capabilities
Expectations Medical will serve as a fully functional health care system for 5000+ members of an industrial/operational community with EMS services, Full spectrum surgical care and ICU/Inpatient facilities, extensive outpatient primary care/occ med/prev med, PT, Mental Health and full service lab, pharmacy and radiology
Your Job Educate command to bridge the gap between Reality and Expectations Clinical Services Overview CNAFINST 6000.1 Series Ch 7
Medical Response Team (aka EMS) Surgical Services/Anesthesia Support Military Sick Call/Brig Sick Call Inpatient Services/ICU Physical Examinations/Aviation Medicine Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program Clinical Psychological Services Physical Therapy Womens Health Medical Response Team (MRT) The MRT is an extension of the Medical Department for
all shipboard emergency responses. Individual injuries, not mass casualty. Underway - Minimum of 2 teams consisting of 4 corpsmen each. Names posted on WQS bill. 2nd team to muster in main medical during response. Homeport: 1 team after hours capable of BLS services. MRTs drill monthly at a minimum. Hand held radio(s) is a must for MRT. MOOD should be available for every response. MRT Equipment Oxygen/Suction/Bag-Valve-Mask device. Trauma Bag w/ bandages, splints, gloves, IVF,
instruments, oral/nasal airway, c-collar, etc. Defibrillator/Monitor or AED Stretcher Drug Bag with ACLS capability i.e. IV access, airway, laryngoscope, ETTs, etc. MRT equipment shall be inventoried on a daily basis and after each use. Written documentation is required Debrief every serious case/death Personal Experience Medical works closely with DCC and OHO/Weps to arrange for transport between decks and through tight spaces
DCC is like 911: dispatches MRT to scene Medical Emergency over 1MC DCC v MRT on scene Pros and Cons to each MRT typically on scene within 4 minutes Walking Ambulance- they carry all equipment with them to the scene in pre-packed back packs Surgical Services 1 General Surgeon attached to each CVN At Sea: Emergency Surgical Care shall be readily available at all times. Foreign port: Surgical services identified by Husbanding Agent
should be visited by SMO. Homeport: Procedures requiring General, Spinal or Regional anesthesia shall not be performed in homeport, or CONUS ports with MTF or civilian medical center. A risk-benefit analysis/informed consent is required before any surgical procedure. MEDEVAC shall be included in the equation. SMO to discuss with CO policy regarding elective surgical procedures and notification. CO to be notified of all emergency procedures and surgery requiring general anesthesia. Personal Experience Train like you fight, Fight like you train Obtaining permission to perform some elective cases at sea helps the Surgeon/Techs/
Anesthetist stay current, learn equipment and improve efficiency for eventual emergency You dont want the first OR case on your ship to be the first time the OR is used or that the OR team does a case together Anesthesia Support Anesthesiologist/CRNA required for all u/ws. Discourage use of Gen Anesthesia for elective procedures.
Conscious Sedation privileges required from TYCOM. In the absence of Anesthetist/Anesthesiologist, GA will be utilized in life and limb emergencies only. The ships surgeon in concert with SMO will determine if GA is required (this is a very rare situation). The Anesthetist/Anesthesiologist assigned to the ship is responsible to the SMO to ensure all equip/supplies are readily available. Same standard of care for Oral Surgery patients. Crash Carts Two Crash Carts required in the Medical Department: Treatment Room (Main BDS) Medical Ward / ICU
Anesthesia cart shall also be stocked appropriately to handle code situation in the Operating Room Crash Carts shall be inspected on a monthly basis and after each use. Defibrillators, suction units and O2 tanks shall be checked daily per PMS procedures and in accordance with manufacturers recommendation. Written documentation required. Tamper seals shall be utilized. Treatment Room / Main BDS To remain open and manned continuously, except under specific approval of CO. The Treatment Room/ Main BDS is essentially an ER during routine evolutions and a BDS during GQs. The following equipment/supplies shall be available at all
times: Oxygen OR table Crash Cart OR Lighting Sharps containers Main BDS supplies Defibrillator Suction Vital signs monitor Beach Guard Medical Support Anchored out/Beach guard established by ship Provide BLS level of care, 1st Aid and safety screening of personnel transiting to / from ship. Minimal manning is 1 Hospital Corpsman with hand held
radio and the following minimal equipment and supplies: IV Fluids/supplies, litters, suction device, resuscitator (ambu bag), splints, bandages and dressings Other equipment and supplies as dictated by local environment and resources. Contact numbers for ashore medical, ambulance and police services supplied by Husbanding agent. Policy for Duty MO contact and Management of Intoxicated Personnel. Dont let your junior corpsman be in a position to make critical medical decisions alone. Sick Call Minimum: Daily. Accommodate ships schedule and all duty sections, especially at sea.
Triage at entry, can give appointments. Worked well once crew was educated Documentation of all care (written with signature and stamp or TMIP-M). Practitioner counter signature for corpsmen entries. Log maintained with name, social, date, dx, provider and disposition,. Use electronic log (i.e. TMIP-M) when available Accident and Injury Reports: MUST be filed and reported Sick call Screener Program: Great for junior HMs, IDC oversight Musculoskeletal Screener (PT). Get PT involved early and often PFB Program. Usually a CO attention getter. Brig Sick Call
Twice daily when brig is open/occupied Include an inspection of sanitary conditions. Performed by Senior member of duty section Medical Department Journal Entry is required. A Medical Officer shall be designated as Brig MO and kept informed of medical issues and treatment provided Inpatient Care / Ward Management Ward: open away from homeport or no MTF
Ships Surgeon: Ward Medical Officer, reports to SMO. Ward shall be manned by trained and monitored personnel 24/7 when there are admitted patients Minimum capacity: 40 Ward beds, 8 isolation beds (2, 4 bed isolation rooms) and 3 ICU beds (unless granted TYCOM waiver) for total of 51 beds. Temporary Reconfiguration is Permitted All patients requiring ongoing treatment or observation must be admitted utilizing appropriate forms. Daily rounds and notes by Medical Officer are required. Inpatient Care / Ward Management (2) Admitting privileges are granted to Medical Officers. Clinical Psychologist may admit if appropriately privileged
All admissions require notification of members DIVO, PSD (severe illness) and CO/XO. Notification of NOK by member is strongly encouraged. In-patient records shall be IAW MANMED and BUMED 6300.3B Discharge Summary/Narrative Summary: Adm dx/date Disch dx/date Disch Condition Duty Status F/U Meds+Instructions Inpatient Care/ Ward Management (3) Medical Hold- at sea, cant discharge to shorebased MEDHOLD or to Con Leave. May have to keep on ward for safety reasons
Discharge to MEDHOLD in Med Dept Do not use ILO admission SIQ/Light duty- same as ashore Short Form (539)- if admitted for < 48 hours Intensive Care Unit To be utilized in same manner as shore-based ICU, for patients in serious condition and those requiring continuous monitoring. All Medical department personnel working in the ICU shall be appropriately trained and monitored by the Ships Nurse. When the ICU is occupied, a Medical Officer or Nurse
must be present within the medical spaces. ICU shall have 3 beds, to include monitors and required equipment/supplies, unless specifically waived by TYCOM. NOK shall be promptly notified at the request of the conscious patient. Physical Examinations / Aviation Medicine Medical Department responsible to ensure all necessary physical exams, are available, completed, submitted and followed-up in a timely fashion and IAW MANMED and other specific agencies. Direct oversight of operations including review of PEs, waivers and submissions will be the role of the SMO and CVW FSs as directed by the SMO. Lab / X-Ray submissions to medicals record shall have documented
review by practitioner. Flight Deck BDS shall be manned IAW ships policy by trained and competent personnel under the guidance and oversight of SMO or assigned CVW F.S.'s. Typically 2 qualified HMs during continuous Flight Ops. Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Mission: Treat and Prevent alcohol and substance abuse and dependence. Usually provide Level I Treatment and aftercare for level II and III Schedule Level II and III ashore. Complete all evaluations from referrals from departmental/command DAPAs. SARP Director reports clinically to the Clinical Psychologist (LIP) and administratively to LCPO and DIVO. Usually not an HM.
Services IAW BUMED 5353.4 (series) to include preceptor program and reporting requirements. Additional utilization of SARP personnel should be based on local needs and capabilities of personnel. Stress Management Anger Management Suicide Prevention Outreach programs Clinical Psychology
Mission: Treat and prevent psychiatric disorders. Provide psychological counseling and evaluate the acute psychiatric crisis. Clinical Psychologist reports to SMO. Psych Tech, if assigned reports clinically to Psychologist MH admissions: M.O. management and review if meds required or not within scope of privileges Supervise SARP Director and evaluate all patients referred for treatment by SARP. Engage in Health Promotion activities (Stress/Anger Management, suicide prevention, etc.) NB: Clinical Psychologist is a lifesaver for shipboard management of
mental illness and crisis intervention but is not a reason to accept known psychiatric cases for sea duty. Physical Therapy Mission: Treat and Prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Physical Therapist reports to SMO. Physical Therapy Tech reports to PT. Musculoskeletal disorders/conditions admitted require MO management. Engage in Health Promotion activities (healthy back, injury prevention, etc.). Can be privileged to see patients musculoskeletal conditions primarily.
Womens Health Issues Womens Health Exams Required annually Performed IAW current clinical guidelines The annual exam includes, but is not limited to the following: Pelvic/PAP Exam
Breast Exam/Thyroid exam/BP evaluation Mammography. A baseline @ 40y and screening Q1-2y Family planning, BC, STD, and nutritional counseling. All medical staff shall be familiar with Provision of Standbys During Medical Examinations CNAFINST 6320.1. Attempt to complete in port to avoid delays in PAP results Pregnancy at Sea OPNAVINST 6000.1C and NAVADMIN 157/07. Pregnant servicewoman are prohibited from being onboard during routine u/w periods if medevac to emergency OB/GYN care is >6 hours Not intended to allow routine ops at sea
Allows flexibility for short u/w such as berthing changes, ammo/stores on/off load, local transits Pregnant servicewoman can work shifts. Shall not remain aboard beyond 20th week. Clinical Instructions The following issues are considered high visibility programs and require written Medical Department guidance in SORM or Ships Instruction format: Management of Alleged Rape Victims - Have 5-10 kits/ cruise. Management of Intoxicated Personnel - Involve CMC, XO, SARP Management of Personnel with Suicidal Ideation
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Competency for Duty Examinations IV Conscious Sedation CVN Medical Department Ancillary Services CAPT Christopher Lucas, MC, USN Force Medical Officer Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic Ancillary Services Overview CNAFINST 6000.1 Series Ch 8
Pharmacy CSIB Lab WBB Radiology Optometry Sterile Supply Pharmacy Limit access Pharmacy Tech: Key individual, Ensure they are trained and trustworthy Deployment Maintenance Medications P-MART (Pre-Deployment Medication Analysis and
Reporting Tool) TMOP (Tricare Mail Order Pharmacy) OTC Program Prescription Policies IAW MANMED Ch21 ID confirmed by 2 identifiers before dispensing No civilian Rx No self/Family controlled substance Rx Written/electronic scripts only, no verbal Timely Rx fill: w/in 30 days/ 7 days for Sched II Limit quantities: 90 days / 14 days for Sched II-V IDC Rx: no Controlled substances or IV meds
Written with appropriate pt ID, instructions, signature and stamp, DEA# for Controlled substances, etc CVN Pharmacy AMAL/Formulary NAVMEDLOGCOM publishes electronically Local Formulary as authorized by SMO No additional budget for non-AMAL meds Non-AMAL controlled meds require TYCOM approval Changes via ACR: applies to all ships in class CNAF Submits updates with input from fleet Take requests anytime
Have formulary available for providers Controlled Substances Responsibility Senior Medical Officer is responsible for requisitioning, dispensing, survey, loss and procedures pertaining to usage of all controlled medicinals Each ship must maintain detailed records Purpose is to affix accountability for receipt, custody, transfer, survey, dispensing, loss, and to prevent unauthorized use of controlled medicinals NB: THIS IS A
BIG DEAL This will get you fired if you dont do it right Controlled Substances Controlled Substance Bulk Custodian Must be an Officer assigned in writing, usually the MAO Can not be a Medical or Dental Officer with prescribing authority Can not be a Supply Corps Officer Only Controlled Substance Bulk Custodian or SMO is authorized to sign for receipt of controlled medicinals arriving on board
Controlled Substance Working Stock Custodian Pharmacy Technician is the custodian of the working stock Controlled Substances Inventory Board Appointed in writing by CO 2 of 3 members must be officers Third member may be non HM SCPO/MCPO Inventory
At least Quarterly, Recommend monthly while u/w Upon change of Bulk Custodian or Pharmacy Technician CSIB SOP maintained in Medical Reports by senior member to CO Controlled Substances Security Limit access Safes for bulk stores, working stock. Breakout meds under lock and key for ward or duty crew emergency dispensing
Safe combinations changed upon personnel transfer, new custodian, compromise of combination or at least yearly Dispersal of Controlled Meds Planning for combat / mass casualty dispersal of narcotics from bulk stores to BDS important OTC Program
Must Follow SOP SMO approved meds Limited Quantities No repeat OTC Rx Med Record Entry required Expedites tx of minor illnesses/injuries
Disposal of Medicinals Nothing goes over the side Pharmacy shall maintain a Survey/ Destruction Log for non-controlled substances Check local / state regulations in port Controlled Substances destroyed in accordance with MANMED Ch. 21 CBR Drugs Centrally stored for security and inventory Need Distribution plan SOP
Exercise distribution plan Store in locked cabinet not accessible to all hands Monthly inventory as a single block at discretion of CSIB chair if stored in pilfer proof packaging Laboratory
Not a full spectrum lab Currently use Vitros, Transitioning to Piccolo Manning: Two advanced lab techs Most routine tests available Microbiology limited Manage the Walking Blood Bank/Blood Storage if CVN participates No INR, quantitative HCG, drug levels, antibody testing, advanced immunology labs or heavy metals (except lead) JBAIDS with monthly tests Available Tests
Emergency use only Required to have prescreened donor list 10% of ships company Screening shall include completion of DD-Form 572 and provider review and sign off at a minimum Recommend that WBB participants donate blood within past 12mos & can request results Optional Refrigerated PRBCs (shelf-life 30d) 20 units max, type O negative Initial supply & continuous resupply while u/w Laboratory Oversight
Technical assist visits Copy of assessments and corrective actions kept on file Supporting MTF: Technical consultant Conduct assessment, copy to SMO for corrective action Provide training Establish proficiency testing Verify ability to perform shipboard lab procedures Maintain lab test SOPs Document quality control, QA, maintenance CLIP (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program) requirements MTF lab inspectors annually inspect ships clinical lab
Radiology 1 advanced X-ray tech Digital plain films and portable U/S Teleradiology via MEDWEB for radiograph interpretation after provider read on board Digital radiology CDs must be kept onboard for 5yrs Equipment certification performance testing required every 2 yrs BUMEDINST 6470.22 series Schedule with MTF Radiation Safety Operation without current testing requires TYCOM waiver Lab / X-ray Results
Must track to make sure loop is closed. Logs kept of all testing & results labs, biopsies, paps, X-rays Results to be signed off by provider (name, date) & filed in patient health records Ensure this happens in a timely fashion This is an inspectable item Optometry 1 ophthalmic tech on board Eye lane with slit lamp, autorefractor, refractometer, automated lensometer, puff tonometer Single vision spectacle fabrication lab onboard at sea
Tech can refract with SMO approval in writing Flight Surgeons or SMO may do refractions Frames of Choice program Expensive optometry AMAL Sterile Supply Event-Related Sterilization Authorized if: Assist visit from MTF CSR representative Proper wrapping, labeling, biological indicators Sterilization Log All sterile gear to be opened/inventoried during yard periods > 90d
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