School of Nursing, Others Across Campus Donate PPE

The School of Nursing participated in a university-wide effort to collect personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies to donate to local health care facilities.

Rosanna Henry, MSN, RN, and Bernadette Clark, MSN, RN, collected the following from the School of Nursing:

  • PPE including gowns, gloves and masks
  • Sterile and non- sterile gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Germicidal wipes
  • Biohazard waste bags
  • Surgical scrubs

The effort was in collaboration with the Schools of Pharmacy, Health Sciences and Natural and Environmental Sciences. The final list of supplies included N95 masks and approximately 150,000 pairs of gloves.

The items are being donated to the Southwest Healthcare Coalition, which is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Allegheny County Health Department. From there, the supplies will be distributed to health care facilities.

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