information is not available at the time the patient's tag is prepared, enter the symbol "US."
When a patient who has moved into the United States is prepared for movement from a
port of debarkation to a hospital in the United States which will undertake further treatment,
the medical treatment facility serving the port lines out the original entry in the "Destination"
space and substitutes the designation of the hospital which undertakes definitive treatment.
For a patient moving between points in the United States, the entry number "Destination"
is the name of the hospital to which the patient is being transferred.
(11) Treatment and diet recommended en route. Enter information necessary
for guidance of medical personnel accompanying the patient. If a regular diet is indicated,
check the appropriate box. If a special diet is required, describe the diet in the space
provided. If a patient requires tube feeding, the formula must be attached to the DD Form
602. Use the reverse of the tag to note examination and treatment en route if not of
sufficient importance to open the inpatient treatment record. Enter treatment administered
at medical treatment facilities en route, at staging facilities, or aboard the carrier. In
addition, enter (preferably by rubber stamp) the name of the facility and the dates of the
patient's arrival and departure. The time of treatment will also be given when provided by
(12) Date of shipment. When embarkation is required for a patient prepared
for movement into the United States, enter the date on which the medical treatment facility
delivers the patient to the military common carrier.
b. Disposition of Patient Evacuation Tag. The basic tag is inserted in the
patient's Inpatient Treatment Record stapled to the SF 502 (Narrative Summary) by the
hospital to which he is transferred. The tag is a permanent part of the Inpatient Treatment
Record or, in the case of an outpatient, of the Health Record or Outpatient Treatment
Record. If the embarkation tag is prepared, it is detached by the preparing overseas
medical treatment facility as a patient is delivered to the carrier. The embarkation tag is
used as required locally and destroyed when no longer useful. The debarkation tag
remains attached to the basic tag until the patient reaches the port of debarkation in the
United States. The tag is detached by port personnel for local use and destroyed when no
longer useful locally.
RECORDS OF PATIENTS
The Inpatient Treatment Record and other pertinent medical records (including
Field Medical Cards, patient's orders, laboratory reports, and x-rays) are place in an
envelope to accompany the patient to the hospital of final destruction. Pay and personnel
records should also accompany the patient when a permanent change of station is
involved. The envelope marked with the patient's name, patient's (or sponsor's) rank,
social security number, nationality of not a US citizen, organization, date of departure, and
destination hospital. Histopathological sections accompanying the patient are prepared
for shipment to the appropriate uniformed services directive.