Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 Resources

One of the biggest challenges physicians face during the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping themselves, their staff, and their patients safe while still providing the best possible care. The TMA PPE Portal is now open for physicians and other health care professionals who cannot obtain personal protective equipment or other emergency supplies through their regular vendor and have exhausted other channels, such as other practices or facilities with PPE to spare. Please contact your county medical society if you need login information for you or your group practice. To accompany the launch of the PPE Portal, TMA has published an FAQ on PPE Distribution.

To help answer questions and address concerns you might have about Texas’ supply of PPE, the TMA COVID-19 Task Force has created this frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Where to Buy Personal Protective Equipment (TMA)

 What RAC and HPP Serve My County Medical Society? (TMA)

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Health Care Settings (CDC)

COVID-19 Guideline, Part 2: Infection Prevention (Infectious Diseases Society of America) 

Strategies for Optimizing Supply of N95 Respirators (CDC) 

Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages (Stanford Medicine)

N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Process for Decontamination and Reuse (University of Nebraska)

Alternative Care Sites and Isolation Sites (CDC)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator (CDC)

Disinfecting Your Facility if Someone is Sick (CDC)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hand Hygiene for Health Care Personnel Responding to COVID-2019  

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE

Health Care Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (CDC)

Guidance for USe of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel (CMS) 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Fighting Products (Center for Biocide Chemistries) (via DSHS)

Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel (CMS) 

Health Care Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19 (CDC) 

Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Health Care Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Health Care Setting to Patients with COVID-19 (CDC) 

EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19 (EPA) 

Health Care Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (CDC)

Surgical N95 vs Standard N95 Which to Consider (3M)

How to properly put on, use, and remove PPE (CDC)

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Health Care Settings (CDC)

Specialty Physicians COVID-19 Resources

Practice Help COVID-19 Resources

PUIs and Testing COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources main page

Last Updated On

November 13, 2020

Originally Published On

March 18, 2020