a. The particular medical items stocked and maintained depend upon the needs
of the individual hospital. These needs may vary and often change. Current copies of
the Federal Supply Catalog (FSC), DOD Section: Medical Materiel is maintained by
CMS along with Army Bulletins in the 8-75 series (new items announced and others
deleted) and current commercial catalogs. The Logistics/Supply and Service Division
procures (buys) medical supplies and equipment for the CMS. Equipment and supplies
are classified in the supply system as: Expendable, Nonexpendable, Standard, and
Nonstandard. These terms were defined in Lesson 1, paragraph 1-15.
b. When requisitioning (ordering) Medical Materiel Standard items, an 11-digit
number called a Federal Stock Number (FSN) is used. All standard items are assigned
a Federal Stock Number, whether expendable or nonexpendable.
c. Units within the hospital request supplies from the CMS using DA Form 3750
(Centralized Materiel Service Item Request and Issue). This form may be prepared
each time a unit needs supplies or it may be prepared as a standing order request in an
automated delivery system. Figures 2-3 and 2-4 illustrate DA Form 3750.
d. Certain items are not stocked by the using units and are provided by the CMS
on request. Generally, these items are nonexpendable items that must be accounted
for. A DD Form 1150 (Request for Issue or Turn-In) is prepared either by the requesting
unit or CMS for these types of items and serves as a hand receipt for the item until it is
returned to CMS. Figure 2-5 illustrates a completed DD Form 1150.