lower portion of the frame. The upper portion displays the item name, stock number,
brief description, size, a complete description of the item, and the manufacturer's
address. The requisition/storage/management data is given in the lower portion of the
frame. All codes used are explained in the Introduction fiche. Once you actually work
with the catalog, you will become familiar with the codes. Look at in identification list on
page A-19. The item is sodium bicarbonate, injection USP stock number 6505-01-053-
2634. The strength of the drug is 75 mg sodium bicarbonate per ml. and comes in a 50-
ml. container. There are 25 containers per unit of issue. It is manufactured by Pharma-
Serve Incorporated. Additional information for ordering is found under the
Requisition/Storage/ Management Data section. The first column on the left is the
Service Agency Code (SA). In the example, four agencies are listed; DLA (OS),US
Army (DA), US Marine Corps (OM), and USNavy (ON). If you are ordering for an Army
activity, you must use the "DA" line of information. The source of supply (SOS) in all
cases is the DPSC (S9M). The unit of issue is box (BX) and the US Army price is
.10. Page A-20 through A-28 is additional samples of this portion of the Medical
o. Components within Set/Kit/Outfit Index, Volume II (pages A-29 & 30).
Volume II of the Medical Catalog is entirely devoted to medical sets, kits, and outfits
(SKO). The NSN of all medical SKO's always begins with the FSC code 6545. This
index presents each SKO in NSN sequence. All components of the SKO are listed in
NSN sequence under the SKO heading. Fiche sheet and frame number are given for
each component. Look on page A-29 under SKO 6545-00-299-0253. The first NSN is
the SKO itself. This SKO consists of four components as listed.
p. Item Name Index, Volume II (page. A-31). This index lists each SKO in
alphabetical order. Fiche sheet and frame number is given for each SKO.
q. Component NIIN to SKO Index (pg. A-32). This index lists by stock number
that SKO's contain a certain item of supply. For example, if you want
By looking at the first item listed on pg. A-32, you find that this particular drug item is in
r. Components of Sets, Kits, and Outfits (pp. A-33 through-36). This section
contains all the SKO management data. Shown along the top border are the basic
catalog elements source of supply (SOS), SKO NSN, SKO name, unit weight (UIWT),
and unit cube (UICU) in cubic feet. The middle portion of the fiche lists the components
in NSN sequence. The first NSN is the basic SKO followed by the components.
s. Master Cross Reference List (MCRL, Vol. III (pg. A-37). Volume III is used
to research locally acquired items to determine if they have been cataloged by DOD.
Shown on page A-37 is a sample of MCRL-l. This research prevents you from
procuring an item commercially when it is available from DOD stocks usually at a lower