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    Notes/Changes

    Briefer MODIFY THIS PRESENTATION TO SUIT YOURNEEDS

    if service members are completing the health assessmentthrough AKO you may hide/omit/modify the slides for use if the

    service member is filling out the hard copy form DD 2796

    If service member is completing the health assessment out oftheater you may delete all health assessment slides

    V03.06 added Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Forminformation

    V03.07 added whooping cough information, updated keymedical threats

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    OPERATION

    ENDURING

    FREEDOM

    Redeployment Preventive

    Medicine Measures(Afghanistan)

    Prepared by:

    U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

    (800) 222-9698/ DSN 584-4375/(410) 436-4375http://usachppm.apgea.army.mil

    Presenters Name

    Presenters CommandLocal Contact Information

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    Background

    Your risk of illness and disease doesnot stop because you are leaving the

    area of operations.

    You may have been exposed toconditions which require continued

    medical care

    Return home and stay safe and healthy

    Keep your family and loved oneshealthy

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    Redeployment Health Guide

    This guide is for use by all active/reserve component

    military, civilian, retiree, and contractor personnel. Any

    individual who is returning from any type of military

    operation should keep and refer to this guide.

    Unfold YOUR Redeployment Guide

    Basic information and resources Reference Guide for this Briefing

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    Key Medical Threats

    Malaria

    Tuberculosis

    Whooping Cough

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    Malaria

    Blood parasite transmitted by mosquitoes Continue taking your malaria medication while on R&R

    leave and on TDY so that you are protected from themoment you return

    If redeploying, continue to take your malaria medicationuntil told to stop by unit medical personnel

    Take the complete course (14 days) of terminalmalaria medication (primaquine) to kill anyremaining dormant parasites

    Ensure you personally know your G6PD status before taking thismedication. Do not take primaquine if blood testing reveals that youare G6PD-deficient

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    Tuberculosis

    Close contact with local nationals (LNs) may haveexposed you to tuberculosis while in theater.

    Tuberculosis is a slow infection that can take monthsor years to infect the lungs and cause symptoms ofdisease

    A simple skin test can be used to test you forpossibleexposure to the disease

    You must return 2-3 days after the test to have it readand documented by a health care professional

    Skin testing allows for early detection and treatment

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    Whooping Cough (1 of 2)

    Whooping cough also called pertussis is an extremelycontagious infection of the respiratory tract You may beill with pertussis if you have had coughing lasting morethan two weeks with any of the following: heavy bouts of coughing (coughing attacks) a high-pitched whoop sound at the end of coughing attacks as

    you gasp for air

    vomiting after a heavy bout of cough

    Although generally causing a mild or moderate diseaseamong adults, pertussis can be fatal in the very young you were vaccinated against this disease as a child, but

    your immunity may have decreased over time

    an adult booster vaccination is available

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    Whooping Cough (2 of 2)

    Seek treatment if you experience coughing spells lasting longerthan two weeks with any of the following: breathing in with a high pitch sound heavy bouts of coughing or vomiting after heavy coughing

    Antibiotics are available If ill with whooping cough, you are most contagious for three

    weeks after you have started coughing, unless treated

    If you have whooping cough or were exposed to someone whohas whooping cough: avoid contact with infants (less than 12 months old)

    avoid contact with pregnant women If contact is unavoidable in the performance of your duties seek

    medical treatment to prevent the spread of infection

    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR HEALTHCAREPROVIDER PRIOR TO CONTACT

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    BRIEFER NOTE

    HIDDEN SLIDE

    BRIEFER DELETE/HIDE/MODIFY THE NEXTSECTION REGARDING REDEPLOYMENTHEALTH ASSESSMENTS AS NECESSARY

    SOME INDIVIDUALS MAY NOT BECOMPLETING REDEPLOYMENT HEALTHASSESSMENTS IN THEATER

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    DEPLOYMENT HEALTH

    ASSESSMENTS

    Available through AKO under the SelfService tab click My Medical, thenselect My Medical Readiness Data

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    DEPLOYMENT HEALTH

    ASSESSMENTS

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    Post-Deployment

    Health

    Assessment

    Form

    Page 1: Service

    Member

    Administrative

    Information

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    Post-Deployment

    Health Assessment Form DD Form 2796 must be completed no more

    than 30 daysprior to departing for homestation

    Page 1: Administrative informationDeployment locationCountry, list all

    Operation Enduring Freedom

    *You will need your DD 2796 in hand to depart from theater*

    Do not pack it in your bags

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    Post-Deployment

    Health Assessment Form Page 2: Service Member Report

    Report vaccinations, medications, and health careduring deployment process

    Report experiences, symptoms or concerns

    Page 3: Service Member Report Report possible exposures and duration Identify potentially hazardous situations that may

    concern you

    *You will need your DD 2796 to out-process from theater*

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    Post-Deployment

    Health

    Assessment

    Form

    Page 4: Health

    Care Provider

    Assessment

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    Reunion with Family and Friends

    Reunion is a part of the deployment cycle andcan be filled with joy and stress. Reintegrationinto the family structure is a critical process.

    Refer to theA Soldier and Family Guide toRedeploying for things to remember duringreunion with family and friends.

    Chaplains and counselors

    are available to help copewith homecoming stress

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    Homecoming Stress

    Do not expect things to be exactly the same,especially if returning from a long deployment

    Ease back into roles; do not rush things

    Children may be withdrawn

    Spouse may be moody or depressed

    Financial and property issues may requireimmediate attention

    If needed, seek counseling from Chaplain ormedical personnel

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    DoD Deployment Health

    Clinical Center

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    6900 Georgia Avenue, NW

    Building 2, Room 3G04

    Washington, DC 20307-5001

    Phone: (202) 782-3577

    DSN: 662-3577

    Toll Free Help Line: (800) 796-9699

    Europe Toll Free: 00800-8666-8666

    http://www.pdhealth.mil

    Remember deploymenthealth.mil

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    Summary

    Continue taking your malaria medication untildirected otherwise by unit medical personnel

    Continue taking malaria medication while on R&Rleave or TDY

    Determine your G6PD status and unless deficienttake the full 14 days of primaquine after

    redeployment

    If infectious with whooping cough, seek medicalcare at least five days prior to close contact with

    infants and women who are pregnant

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    Conclusion

    It is important to the US military and the Nation

    that you enjoy good health as you rejoin

    your family and friends upon return to home

    station.

    If you have health problems or concerns, it is

    critical that you let someone know. It will

    not delay your departure for home station.

    What are your questions?