Surety Medicine

Last Updated: March 26, 2018
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​Surety medicine focuses on protecting the health of the personnel who deal with nuclear, biological or chemical materials, and on medical requirements compliance to help ensure the security of the materials.

APRIL 2018 SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCE:

HEARING CONSERVATION, AUDIOMETRIC TESTING, and HEARING IN NOISE TESTING IN SURETY PROGRAMS

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 will bring the next Surety Medicine Teleconference, at 1 pm (1300 hrs) Eastern Time.  The topic for April is "Hearing Conservation, Audiometric Testing, and Hearing in Noise Testing in Surety Programs.”  The presenter will be a Doctor of Audiology who serves as Army Public Health Center’s Program Manager for the Army Hearing Program.

To request additional information, email the Army Public Health Center Surety Medicine Division at:
usarmy.apg.medcom-phc.mbx.surety-medicine@mail.mil.


SCHEDULE OF SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCES FOR FY 2018

DateDescription
18 APR 2018 Hearing Conservation and Audiometric Testing in Surety Programs 
 30 MAY 2018 Case Studies in Personnel Reliability Program Surety Management
27 JUN 2018 Diagnosis, Evaluation and Screening of Laboratory-Acquired Alpha Virus Infections
18 JUL 2018 Screening Diabetics for Reliability and Suitability in the PRP
15 AUG 2018  HIV:  CD4 Counts, Antiretroviral Drugs, and Impaired Immune Functions in PRP
26 SEP 2018 Animal Worker Occupational Health Issues in the PRP

--ALERT--

Auto-Injector Shelf Life Extension Program: 

NERVE AGENT ANTIDOTE SHELF LIFE EXTENSION PROGRAM

Three production lots of atropine nerve agent antidote auto-injectors expired 31 January 2018!  In addition, many expiration date extensions for auto-injector medications expired in 2017!  Check any auto-injector medication stores you have.  Select the link below for additional information.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals and emergency responders that specific lots of DuoDote(R)  combined nerve agent antidote auto-injectors have been approved for shelf life extensions beyond labeled expiration dates, some are now extended to 2022.  Complete FDA information related to the auto-injector shelf life extension program can be found at this  FDA Drug Safety Page.

Information on this page also includes the latest updates (6/26/2017) on shelf life extensions for the AtroPen(R) (atropine), CANA (diazepam), morphine sulfate, and pralidoxime chloride auto-injectors.