- Are there any types of TMDE Equipment that are exempted from the TMDE Acquisition Process?
Chapter 4 of Army Regulation 750-43 has a list of items that are exempt from acquisition approval.
- Is there a difference between TDA & TOE Units when it comes to purchasing non-standard TMDE?
A TDA Unit is not restricted from purchasing non-standard TMDE as long as it has the funding to support and calibrate the unit. They are however strongly encouraged to base their TMDE purchases on the Preferred Items List (PIL). A TOE Unit has limited funding to purchase and support additional equipment that is not part of its inventory – standard or non-standard. The TMDE Request package will include a justification memo as described in the previous paragraph to be submitted via the Website when a sufficient amount of budget has been authorized by the requesting command.
- What is a PIL and what does it mean to me?
The Preferred Items List (PIL) is a listing of TMDE-GP (general purpose) items that were assessed by PD TMDE as acceptable for Army use and are logistically available and supportable. A technician that is planning to purchase a specific type of TMDE-GP should view this list to determine if it is sustainable in the Army Organization. Personnel with a minimum of a ‘User’ Account can view the PIL in the PD TMDE Website. USAMMA – NMP has a PIL of medical TMDE-SP (special purpose) items e.g. defibrillator analyzers, patient simulators, infusion pump analyzers, etc. This list is used as a guideline to promote standardization of TMDE Equipment among Army Medical Maintenance Activities, and contains mostly the same items that are issued to TOE Medical Maintenance Units. All TDA Medical Maintenance Activities are strongly encouraged to view the PIL of recommended medical TMDE-SP equipment in the USAMMA – NMP Website prior to submitting their respective TMDE Acquisition Requests.
- What is considered a non-standard TMDE?
It is described as one or a combination of the following reasons:
a) An item that is not assigned an NSN.
b) An item that does not have a LIN.
For TOE Units: A TMDE is also considered non-standard when it is not authorized in its inventory.
- How do I turn in old TMDE if it's on the TOE and has been replaced with modern equipment?
Notify your Property Book Officer (PBO) about the obsolete equipment prior to a) turning it in to DRMO, or b) having it shipped to any Army Medical Maintenance Depot for disposal if DRMO is not accessible.
- I have a problem with my TMDE safety/maintenance. Who do I report it to and how?
Contact your command TMDE Coordinator and have the machine sent out for repair and/or calibration.
- I have turned in obsolete or damaged TMDE equipment to DRMO. Do I need to report anything back to USAMMA?
No, but make sure that your property book officer is aware that the TMDE has been turned in to DRMO, and that the change is also reflected in your command’s property management databases.
- I found a non-standard TMDE in my work place. What can I do with it?
Have the TMDE sent to DRMO if it is no longer essential. If it is still needed, check if its calibration sticker is current, and have it calibrated if it is expired. Also verify with your PBO that the unit is documented in the unit’s inventory.
- Where can I find the Soldier’s Manual and Trainer’s Guide for MOS 68A?
The manual can be found on the Official Department of the Army Publications and Forms website or you can click here for the manual. (AKO login required)
Last Modified Date: 04/03/2013