The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is donating thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to UC Davis Health to aid in their efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, the SVM has donated approximately 6,000 N95 respirators, 2,750 pairs of nitrile examination gloves, and 550 chemical-resistant protective suits (coveralls). These items came from excess supplies of the One Health Institute, the Gourley Clinical Teaching Center, and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH).
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical centers nationwide have been inundated with thousands of patients who have or may test positive for the disease. Since implementing quarantines and physical distancing guidelines, federal, state, and local authorities expect the peak of potential positive cases to be in the coming weeks. With that may come overcrowded hospitals and low supplies of PPE for healthcare personnel. …Continue reading full story