Limitations on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Due to significant shortages of available PPE in the market, PPE will not be available for purchase by the community.
Nation-wide shortages mean that the allotment of PPE to PHS and Pulmonary Partners is based on historical ordering volumes. For families who have a history of ordering gloves through us, you will continue to be able to place those orders at the same volume and frequency as you have in the past.
Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Clinicians
PHS staff will be asking a series of questions in order to properly prepare for any visits or shifts that require face to face care. Your responses, as well as guidance from the CDC and local state health departments, will dictate the level of PPE required in order for a clinician or service specialist to enter your home. Please be prepared that current precautions now include the requirement of masks and face shields or goggles, regardless of the risk level. Please prepare your child for these new precautionary measures and know that our plans are always based on the safety of our patients and our staff.