Carroll University is taking action to help protect area healthcare workers after President Cindy Gnadinger reached out to education partner ProHealth Care to offer donations of personal protection equipment (PPEs).
Carroll’s health science
programs, including its highly rated nursing
program, are donating PPEs including masks, gowns, goggles and face shields to the Waukesha-based healthcare organization.
“With medical providers facing a critical need during this unprecedented time, it’s essential that we all do what we can to help protect them,” said Gnadinger.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has asked all its member schools to donate PPE supplies to their local healthcare facilities. With COVID-19 spreading, this equipment is vital to healthcare providers who are being forced to reuse or make their own PPE equipment, which puts themselves and others at risk.
The AACN said in a statement: “As academic nursing leaders, we must do everything we can to ensure that our nation remains healthy and strong through the duration of this public health challenge.”