Surety Medicine 
Glucose monitoring is an important strategy for healthy living in diabetic patients.  CDC photo 
Unstable blood glucose levels and other potential medical effects of diabetes can have
significant implications for employees who handle biological, chemical or nuclear
surety materials or function in surety-sensitive positions.

- November 2014 Surety Medicine Teleconference

SCREENING DIABETICS FOR SUITABILITY AND RELIABILITY IN THE PRP 

The November 2014 Surety Medicine Teleconference will examine medical challenges presented by diabetic patients who work or are being screened to work in Personnel Reliability Program environments.  This month's teleconference will take place on Wednesday, 19 November at 1300 hrs (1 p.m.) Eastern Time.

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

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- 24 October 2014 Update:  New Injectors and Lot Numbers Added

NERVE AGENT ANTIDOTE KIT ALERT

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

Screening Diabetics for Reliability and Suitability
in the PRP

11/19/2014

Regulatory Updates in the NPRP, BPRP and CPRP

12/17/2014

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