The worldwide pandemic provided fourteen months of valuable PPE lessons

May 13, 2021

What should your department's new health crisis plan include?

It's not surprising that before 2020, PPE inventory would be an item most public safety procurement administrators could confidently check off the list. Prices were steady. Quality and authenticity weren't questionable. Availability was predictable.

Now, however, PPE is at the forefront of the procurement administrator's mind. With 14 months of lessons learned, a new spotlight on inventory control and storage management has pushed public safety administrators to create strategic preparedness plans that address how their departments can best manage inventory in the event of a future health crisis.

What Should Your Department's New Health Crisis Plan Include?

Each environment will have unique needs and should create customized plans for its specific community. The CDC provides guidance for many types of work environments here. However, as your specific response strategies are developed, Pharmacorr encourages sourcing departments to consider these components:

How does Pharmacorr help agencies maintain regular operations and keep its employees and recipients of public services safe?