Surety Medicine

Last Updated: June 01, 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.

JUNE 2018 SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCE:



Alphaviruses are small RNA viruses responsible for a wide range of infections in humans and animals, and include the organisms
that cause Venezuelan and Western Equine Encephalitis.  They are generally transmitted by insect vectors but may also pose
infection hazards in the research and diagnostic laboratory environments. 

DIAGNOSIS, EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF LABORATORY-ACQUIRED ALPHA VIRUS INFECTIONS

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 will bring the next Surety Medicine Teleconference, at 1 pm (1300 hrs) Eastern Time.  The topic for June is "Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Laboratory-Acquired Alpha Virus Infections.”  
The presenter will be an officer with the Special Immunizations Program at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

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 REMAINDER OF FY 2018

DateDescription
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.