Surety Medicine

Last Updated: August 27, 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.

SEPTEMBER 2018 SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCE:


ANIMAL WORKER OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ISSUES
IN THE PERSONNEL RELIABILITY PROGRAM

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 will bring the next Surety Medicine Teleconference, at 1 pm (1300 hrs) Eastern Time.  The topic for September is "Animal Worker Occupational Health Issues in the Personnel Reliability Program.”  The presenter will be an Occupational Health Nurse experienced in animal worker medical support.

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 UPCOMING SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCES (FY 18 - 19)   (subject to change)

DATE

                                                    TOPIC                                                    

17 OCT 2018​Cardiovascular Screening of Security Guards and Police: PRP and IRP Considerations
​14 NOV 2018HIV:  CD4 Counts, Antiretroviral Drugs, and Impaired Immune Functions:  PRP Considerations
​12 DEC 2018The Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Laboratory-Acquired Botulinum Toxin Exposures
​16 JAN 2019Permanent Medical Restrictions and the Personnel Reliability Program
20 FEB 2019​Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care (SUDCC) Intake Evaluations for PRP Candidates:
A Suggested Approach
​20 MAR 2019Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures: Pre and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
​17 APR 2019Assessing Essential Job Functions and PRP Duties Through the Worksite Visit Process
​15 MAY 2019Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry and the Nuclear PRP: Interfaces between Health Physicist and CMA
​19 JUN 2019Changing Most Probable Event Requirements in the Chemical Storage and Demilitarization  Environment
​17 JUL 2019The Dental Officer’s Perspective on Supporting the Personnel Reliability Program
21 AUG 2019​

Certifying Official, Behavioral Health Specialist, and CMA Interactions: PRP Case Studies

​18 SEP 2019

Urinary Metabolites, Protein Adducts and Bio-markers of Nerve and Vesicant Exposures

--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 (03/23/2018) on shelf life extensions for the AtroPen(R) (atropine), CANA (diazepam), morphine sulfate, and pralidoxime chloride auto-injectors.