Surety Medicine 
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Many workers with permanent limitations are capable of excelling at a wide range of job duties. 
Consideration and accommodation of worker limitations for employees in Army Personnel Reliability
Program (PRP) positions is the topic of the August Surety Medicine Teleconference.
   
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August 2015 Surety Medicine Teleconference:

PERMANENT LIMITATIONS and the
PERSONNEL RELIABILITY PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, 19 August, 2015 will bring the August Surety Medicine Teleconference at 1 pm (1300 hrs) Eastern Time.  The topic for August will be “Permanent Limitations and the Personnel Reliability Program” presented by Army Public Health Command’s Surety Medicine Program Manager.

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 FY15
            All conferences begin at 1300 hrs / 1 p.m. Eastern Time (US)                    
                                               unless otherwise indicated

  Presentation Title                                                          Date              
(topics and dates subject to change)

Permanent Limitations and the PRP

  8/19/2015

Emergency Essential Civilian Employees and the PRP

9/16/2015 

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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