Personal Protective Equipment

Where to Buy Personal Protective Equipment - 11/18/2020

Looking to order personal protective equipment (PPE) directly from a vendor rather than rely on state-supplied PPE? Use TMA’s Texas-based PPE vendor guide with contact, ordering, and shipping information to help locate what you need. TMA has ascertained each vendor can supply small- to medium-sized practices with little or no minimum order quantities. You can order what and how much you need of gloves, gowns, masks, shields, surface disinfectants, hand sanitizers, and tests, and swab kits.


Health Professionals to State Leaders: Protect Texas’ PPE Supply - 11/13/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott and state lawmakers must do everything possible to ensure that Texas physicians and other health care professionals have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment during the global COVID-19 pandemic. That is the message the Texas Medical Association and other health care organizations sent to Governor Abbott and lawmakers in a letter Friday.


What PPE is Needed for Domestic Violence? - 09/03/2020

What do we do when one of our patients has the courage to say, “No, I do not feel safe at home?” We need the skills to know how to continue that conversation and provide the help they need.


Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Across the COVID-19 PPE Chasm - 08/20/2020

With some of our go-to non-verbal skills now rendered ineffective due to personal protective equipment (PPE), a heightened awareness of how we connect with our patients to build trust is essential. Don’t let your PPE distance you more from your patients. Instead, redouble your efforts to foster communication and trust using proven techniques.


TMA Has Secured $25 Million in PPE for Texas Physicians - 08/14/2020

The Texas Medical Association has helped physicians across the state secure more than $25 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) since May 1 through its PPE Portal.


Be Aware of PPE Scams, Price Gouging - 07/28/2020

Physicians should be on the lookout for scammers, fraudulent schemes, and price-gouging involving personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment.


Paying the Price for PPE - 07/10/2020

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic threw the market for personal protective equipment (PPE) into chaos. So physicians and county medical societies across Texas found they had to go big or go home when it came to obtaining those critical supplies.


PPE Distributed to Fort Worth-Area Physicians - 06/26/2020

Some North Texas physicians are about to receive desperately needed personal protective equipment thanks to a partnership between the Texas Medical Association, the Tarrant County Medical Society, and the North Texas Regional Advisory Council.


What is This “TMA PPE Portal?” - 06/26/2020

The system the Texas Medical Association set up to connect community physicians with state supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been operating since May 1. But judging by calls to the TMA Knowledge Center, Texas physicians still have lots of questions about the TMA PPE Portal.