Surety Medicine 
 

September 2015 Surety Medicine Teleconference:

EMERGENCY ESSENTIAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
and the PERSONNEL RELIABILITY PROGRAM

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 will bring this month’s Surety Medicine Teleconference at
1 pm (1300 hrs) Eastern Time.  The topic for September will be “Emergency Essential Civilian Employees and the Personnel Reliability Program” presented by an Army Public Health Center Surety Medicine physician.  Note that the September teleconference is occurring on the second Wednesday of the month rather than the third Wednesday due to schedule conflicts.

To receive access information for attending the presentation by dial-in audio or on your computer via Defense Collaboration Services (DCS), send an email request to:
usarmy.apg.medcom-phc.mbx.surety-medicine@mail.mil

 
ALERT:  Autoinjector Shelf Life Extension Program:  Current Information

NERVE AGENT ANTIDOTE SHELF LIFE EXTENSION PROGRAM

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals and emergency responders that specific lots of DuoDote combined nerve agent antidote auto-injectors have been approved for shelf life extensions beyond labelled expiration dates. 
The latest approval extends 26 specific lot numbers of autoinjectors, some up to 
31 October 2019.

Information on this page also includes the latest updates on shelf life extensions for the AtroPen (atropine), CANA (diazepam), morphine sulfate, and pralidoxime chloride auto-injectors manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies.  Complete FDA information related to the auto-injector shelf life extension program can be found at:  http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm376367.htm .  

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 SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOR FY16
            All conferences begin at 1300 hrs / 1 p.m. Eastern Time (US)                    
                                               unless otherwise indicated

  Presentation Title                                                          Date              
(topics and dates subject to change)

Opioids, the PRP and Safety-Sensitive Positions:  What CMAs Should Know 

10/21/2015 

 

Medical Aspects of CAIRA and NAIRA Planning

11/18/2015

 

The Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Laboratory Acquired Anthrax Infections

12/16/2015

 

Myocardial Infarction, Stints,  PC CABG, and Angioplasty:  PRP and Return to Work Implications

1/20/2016

 

CMA Interfaces with ASAP, FAP, and EAP: Valuable Adjuncts to the Personnel Reliability Program

2/17/2016

 

Common Musculoskeletal Disorders, Treatments, and the
PRP Impacts

3/16/2016

 

The Indications for and Conduct of Hearing in Noise Testing for
PRP Enrollees

4/20/2016

 

BSL-3 Tier 1 Agent Occupational Health Support Requirements

5/18/2016

 

Traumatic Brain Injuries and The PRP: Evaluation and Disposition

6/15/2016

 

Medical Case Studies in PRP Management

7/20/2016

 

Urinary Metabolites, Protein Adducts, and Bio-markers Of Nerve/Vesicant Exposure

8/17/2016

 

Endocrine Disorders and the PRP

9/21/2016

 

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 SURETY MEDICINE REGULATIONS, GUIDANCE and USEFUL LINKS:         
(Common Access Card or Army Knowledge Online account required for access to some documents)

AR 50-1 Biological Surety: http://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/pdf/r50_1.pdf 

AR 50-5 Nuclear Surety: http://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/pdf/r50_5.pdf 

AR 50-6 Chemical Surety: http://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/pdf/r50_6.pdf 

AR 50-7 Army Reactor Program: http://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/pdf/r50_7.pdf 

DA PAM 50-5 Nuclear Accident or Incident Response and Assistance Operations: http://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/pdf/p50_5.pdf 

DA PAM 385-61 Toxic Chemical Agent Safety Standards:  http://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/pdf/p385_61.pdf

Army Directive 2013-03 (Chemical Accident or Incident Response and Assistance): http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/ad2013_03.pdf

TB MED 507 Heat Stress Control and Heat Casualty Management: http://armypubs.army.mil/med/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/tbmed507.pdf

TB MED 590 Red Blood Cell Testing and Quality Assurance:
http://armypubs.army.mil/med/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/tbmed590.pdf

Medical Command (MEDCOM) Regulation 40-55 Guidance on Occupational Health Practices for the Evaluation and Control of Occupational Exposures to Biological Select Agents and Toxins: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/doc/22064586

Additional Guidance Document Sources:

Army Publishing Directorate:  http://armypubs.army.mil/index.html