PPE Vendors at Arkansasready.com
The Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force has created a new website for resources and information on COVID-19. They have created a listing of PPE resources, as well as a list of PPE vendors in Arkansas. To view that information, visit arkansasready.com/ppe.
Below are other PPE vendors that you could reach out to for supplies. We will add vendors as they become available. The Arkansas Medical Society does not purchase PPE.
The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association is vetting non-traditional suppliers offering PPE supplies. You can browse by PPE, other suppliers, test kits, swabs, or services, and all vendors meet several metrics for satisfaction.
Arkansas Department of Health Launches Free N95 Decontamination Program
5/5 – Over the past few weeks, the Arkansas Department of Health has been working with State and Federal departments, industry partners, and healthcare facilities to bring the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System™ to Arkansas. This is a self-contained, mobile decontamination system that uses vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) to decontaminate N95 respirator masks.
Read the ADH announcement here.
For more information, read the Fact Sheet or How It Works Guide.
PPE Extended Use
4/3 – Due to the shortage of PPE, the Arkansas Department of Health has issued some guidance on extended use and limited reuse of PPE for heatlhcare workers. Click the link below to read the full document.
How to Extend Use of PPE