The Medical Threat and Principles of Preventive Medicine Measures - Field Hygiene and Sanitation

The medical threat is.

  • Heat.
  • Cold.
  • Arthropods and other animals.

Food- and waterborne diseases.

  • Toxic industrial chemicals / materials.
  • Noise.
  • Nonbattle injury.
  • The unfit service member.

Principles of Preventive Medicine Measures

  • Service members perform individual techniques of PMM.
  • Chain of command plans for and enforces PMM.
  • Field sanitation teams train service members in PMM and advise the commander and unit leaders on implementation of unit-level PMM.

Failure to Apply the Principles of PMM Can Result in Mission Failure.

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