Surety Medicine 
Periodic red blood cell cholinesterase testing is a key strategy to ensuring a safe nerve agent work environment.  Army photo    

January 2015 Surety Medicine Teleconference 

RED BLOOD CELL CHOLINESTERASE MONITORING: 
WHAT CMAs NEED TO KNOW

The first monthly Surety Medicine Teleconference of 2015 will discuss the red blood cell cholinesterase monitoring process that is critical to assessing workers who perform duties involving nerve agents.  This month's teleconference will take place Wednesday, 12 January at 1300 hours
(1 p.m.) Eastern Time.

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

ALERT:  Latest Update (24 October 2014) - New Injectors and Lot Numbers

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 AtroPen (atropine), CANA (diazepam), morphine sulfate, and pralidoxime chloride auto-injectors manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies can be used for up to one additional year beyond the manufacturer’s labeled expiration date.  Complete FDA information related to the auto-injector shelf life extension program can be found at:  http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm376367.htm . 

Information on this page also includes the latest updates (May 2014) on two-year shelf life extensions for the DuoDote combined nerve agent antidote auto-injectors, and includes a link to the 02 October 2014 FDA memo with applicable medication lot and extension date information.    

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    SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOR FY15
     All conferences begin at 1300 hrs / 1 p.m. Eastern Time (US)

 

Presentation Title 
(topics and dates subject to change)

Date

Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase Monitoring: What CMAs
Need to Know!

1/21/2015

 

Assessing Essential Job Functions and Surety Duties through the Worksite Visit Process

2/18/2015

Neurological Diseases
and the PRP

3/18/2015

 

Psychological Evaluations for the U.S. Army Personnel Reliability Programs 

4/15/2015

 

Bloodborne Pathogen Programs: Requirements for Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxes

5/20/2015

DOT vs. PRP: Evaluation of the CDL Employee

6/17/2015

 

Cardiac Evaluation Guidelines for Army Civilian Police

7/15/2015

Permanent Limitations
and the PRP

8/19/2015

Emergency Essential Civilian Employees and the PRP

9/16/2015