Surety Medicine

Last Updated: February 20, 2020
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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.

March 2020 Surety Medicine Teleconference

PREGNANCY, REPRODUCTIVE HAZARDS AND
THE PERSONNEL RELIABILITY PROGRAM 

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 will bring the next monthly Surety Medicine Teleconference, at 1 pm (1300 hrs) Eastern Time.  The topic for March is “Pregnancy, Reproductive Hazards and the Personnel Reliability Program:  Assessing Workplace Hazards for an Informed Decision.”  The presenter is an occupational medicine physician who has served as a Competent Medical Authority for both chemical and biological Personnel Reliability Programs. 

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


 SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCES 

                                                                    (subject to change):

15 APR 2020          Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis,  
                                Treatment and PRP Compliance

20 MAY 2020          Case Studies in Surety Medicine

17 JUN 2020           Key Stakeholders in ASAP and SUDCC: 
                                Developing  a Competent Medical
                                Authority Alliance

15 JUL 2020           Diagnosis and Treatment of Laboratory-Acquired
                               Tularemia Infection

19 AUG 2020          Regulatory Updates: CPRP, BPRP, and NPRP

23 SEP 2020          Opioids and the PRP: What Every CMA
                               Should Know


--ALERT--

Auto-Injector Shelf Life Extension: 

  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(R) combined nerve agent antidote auto-injectors have been approved for shelf life extensions beyond labeled expiration dates, some are now extended to 2022. 

Previously extended DuoDote(R) Nerve Agent Autoinjector Kit Lots 9AE306, 9AE307, 9AE356, 9AE545, 9AE548, 9AE636, 9AE645, 9AE835, 0AE158 and 0AE159 all expired in 2019. Check any auto-injector medication stores you have.  Select the link below for additional information.

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 on shelf life extensions for the AtroPen(R) (atropine), CANA (diazepam), morphine sulfate, and pralidoxime chloride auto-injectors, with dates listed.