Noteworthy injuries?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Art.Perea, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Art.Perea

    Art.Perea Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    So in the medical history record, do you really need to put every injury? For example, when I was 4 I fell and got stitches on my chin. It healed and I have never had any issues with it. Should I even bother reporting it?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    454
    First, what is the specific question?

    Second, use good judgment. An injury requiring medical intervention (e.g., sutures/stitches, cast, etc.) should probably be listed unless the question itself doesn't call for that information.

    A cut that healed quickly and caused no further medical problems is unlikely to create any issues with DODMERB.
     
  3. Art.Perea

    Art.Perea Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    I apologize, my exact question is do we need to submit info on EVERY injury we have had that required a doctor's visit?
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    454
    And my question is what does the form ask for? :smile: IOW, what is the DODMERB question about which you want advice?
     
  5. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    12,804
    Likes Received:
    938
    I think usna1985's comments went up an over your cranium.

    They were politely saying IMPO, you want to be spoon fed. Common sense is their point.

    Got stitches at 4, not a whoopy to do, got stitches at 4 because you had a pin placed in your elbow is a whoopy to do. Pins are the issue, not stitches.

    Had the flu at 15, no biggie. Had it at 15 and the doc prescribed an inhaler is a biggie.

    We are here to support and guide, that is different than walking you through the process.

    I have to say you I think you are fearful and second guessing yourself.

    Read the directions and believe in yourself. There are times you need to ask how do I respond, i.e. prescribed an inhaler, but never used it. MPO, I don't think medically you are at those grey areas.
     

Share This Page