Order PPE supplies through DCMA
Friday, April 3, 2020
Posted by: DCMA
A Message from DCMA Executive Director Fraser Cobbe:
Dear DCMA Members,
During these times of uncertainty the right course of action isn’t always clear. However, we are here to help medical practices such as yours through such times. One of the ways we’re able to do this is by offering PPE supply ordering to our members. This is new territory for our society, but the DCMA has been working diligently vetting our suppliers to ensure we’re using a trusted source in order to get the best pricing and availability. In order to do this, the medical society must order supplies in bulk quantities.
The medical society will be taking members’ pre-orders and will process the supply order once we’ve met the supplier’s minimum threshold requirement. Once we’ve received the products from our supplier, our members will be notified of their anticipated delivery date (usually within 48 hours) and sent an invoice to pay for their items.
It’s important to note that the medical society depends on the commitments made by our members with the pre-orders to satisfy the minimum requirements set by our suppliers. This is how we’re able to secure the items for our members. Cancellation of an order after the group order has been placed could jeopardize the availability and time it takes to access the supply chain for the medical society.
We have been able to secure KN95 masks and other PPE for our members! Because supplies are limited, you must be a member of the DCMA to purchase the supplies. As a reminder, your membership will also get you free access to the educational webinars and other resources we provide.
The DCMA has been on top of key information regarding COVID-19 over the past few weeks and continues to provide resources that can help your practice during this difficult time. We are addressing issues such as:
· Telemedicine Education and Implementation
· PPE Medical Supply Shortages
· Screenings and Testing for COVID-19
· Financial Assistance for Physicians (Loans, Family First Act, CARES Act, etc.)
· and much more.
With educational webinars, COVID-19 test site information, assistance with PPE supplies, and guidance on pertinent legislation, we would like to help you get through this crisis and move forward.
We hope this resource is a benefit to you during this time. Please feel free to reach out to our office if we can be of further assistance.
*Please note that supply pricing is subject to the suppliers’ discretion and subject to change outside of the control of the medical society.
The CDC continues to include KN95 masks on their list of Personal Protective Equipment: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirators-strategy/crisis-alternate-strategies.html
The FDA has approved the use of KN95 in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/faqs-shortages-surgical-masks-and-gowns