CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OF
THE ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, UNITED STATES ARMY
MEDICAL RECORDS AND SICK CALL PROCEDURES
As a medical specialist assigned to an Army medical treatment facility or to a
field unit, you want to do your best in providing care to your patients. One key to good
patient care is communication. Many times this communication takes place through the
use of forms, records, and reports. The physician and other health care providers rely
upon the accuracy of the forms that you prepare in determining the treatment that the
patient will receive. You rely upon forms completed by other personnel concerning
instructions for patient care. An understanding of medical forms, records, and
procedures is needed whether you are working on a nursing unit (ward) of a military
hospital, in a clinic, or in a field unit.
The subcourse instructional material consists of the following:
Lesson 1, Nursing Unit Forms and the Inpatient Treatment Record.
Lesson 2, Outpatient Records.
Lesson 3, Terminal Digit Filing System.
Lesson 4, Field Medical Card.
Lesson 5, Sick Call Procedures
Here are some suggestions that may be helpful to you in completing this
--Read and study each lesson carefully.
--Complete the subcourse lesson by lesson. After completing each lesson, work
the exercises at the end of the lesson, marking your answers in this booklet.
--After completing each set of lesson exercises, compare your answers with those
on the solution sheet that follows the exercises. If you have answered an exercise
incorrectly, check the reference cited after the answer on the solution sheet to
determine why your response was not the correct one.