Saint Luke’s Health System is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help health care professionals stay safe and healthy as they provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Personal protective equipment is “highly specialized gear that minimizes the exposure of hazards that can cause workplace injuries or illnesses.” Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial Hospital at Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center at Chillicothe.
Saint Luke’s reports it has the greatest need for N95 masks, gowns, nitrile gloves, and hand sanitizer. N95 masks are “respiratory protective devices made from a special material that achieves a…close facial seal around the nose and mouth” and are “highly efficient at filtering airborne particles.”
The health system has a supply of antimicrobial fabric available for persons who want to donate their time to sew masks for health care providers. Alternative procedural mask assembly directions, material needs, and sewing instructions can be found on the Saint Lukes website.
Saint Luke’s staff will deliver fabric and pick up the masks when they are complete. Contact Saint Luke’s for more information at 816-932-2252 or [email protected].