(2) Decontaminates, cleans, inspects, adjusts, disinfects or sterilizes,
stores, and issues supplies and special equipment.
Cleans work areas and equipment used in CMS operations.
Reports equipment needing repair to the chief or senior specialist as
Maintains first echelon maintenance on installed equipment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
1-10. CENTRAL MATERIEL ASSISTANT
a. Responsibility. The central materiel assistant works under the general
supervision of the chief specialist and the immediate supervision of the senior materiel
b. Duties. These are as indicated for the central materiel specialist (para 1-9b).
1-11. PERSONNEL ATTIRE
a. General. Access to the CMS area must be restricted. No personnel except
those assigned or those on official business should be permitted to enter. Traffic
through CMS must be controlled and minimized. Unassigned personnel entering the
CMS area must wear protective attire.
b. Attire of Personnel Assigned to the Central Materiel Service. No article
of outer clothing that has been worn on the street or in another part of the hospital may
be worn in CMS. All assigned personnel must change into hospital-provided attire prior
to entering CMS. The change of clothing should take place in a dressing room (locker
room) located close to or having direct access to CMS. These rooms should be used
exclusively by CMS personnel. According to authorities, the best "dress" for wear in the
CMS is a coverall which is form fitting, closed at the ankle and neck, made of cotton,
and short sleeved (at least 3 inches above the elbow). This type of garment provides
the best possible protection, since the shedding of skin is confined and not released into
the environment, where it would become a carrier for bacteria. If this type of attire is not
available, the suggested attire is scrub-type clothing (dress for women and suit for men)
with head covering similar to that worn in the operating room suite. This attire should be
changed daily--more often when necessary. When personnel leave the CMS area for
any reason, including routine delivery to using units, they must change into the white
hospital duty uniform or wear protective covering over their CMS attire. If personnel
leave in CMS attire, they must put on clean CMS attire when they re-enter CMS.