As cases of COVID-19 escalate around the country, physicians and other healthcare workers (HCWs) in Marin and Sonoma Counties are facing severe shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). As a result of this shortage, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for appropriate PPE for HCWs on the front lines have shifted.
As quoted directly from the CDC website: “PPE recommendations for the care of patients with known or suspected COVID-19: Based on local and regional situational analysis of PPE supplies, face masks are an acceptable alternative when the supply chain of respirators cannot meet the demand."..."When the supply chain is restored, facilities with a respiratory protection program should return to use of respirators for patients with known or suspected COVID-19."
This is unacceptable for the protective health of everyone! Please help us get adequate equipment to our healthcare workers today! Let's keep them safe as they treat this pandemic!
We have already located sources of certified PPE which are readily available and starting partially relieve the need as we continue searching for more supply lines.
"I want to be able to take care of ICU patients, but if we aren’t protecting ourselves and our coworkers how will we stay safe and healthy. "
ICU Nurse,RN/CCRN, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Medical Center
ICU is the last defense line. It is the last defense line for the human being to fight back against this deadly pandemic that the like has not been seen for centuries. I do not want to imagine what will happen if this last defense line collapses. We need PPE to make this line unbreakable. We need your help.
Rui You, RN/CCRN, ICU, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Medical Center
At our facility, we expect to run out of PPE supplies in about 2 weeks. Our chance of being infected will tremendously go up without proper protection. We won't be able to protect our patients without protecting ourselves. Having witnessed what happened to the many health care providers being infected in Wuhan and Italy, we shouldn't let it happen again here in the US. We need proper N95 masks and PPEs to fight this war.
Dr. Rebecca Li, MD, Marin Health Internal Medicine, A UCSF Health Clinic
Nurses and physicians tell their real life experiences combating COVID-19 with inadequate protection.
"As a physician, I do not know how long it takes to make an N95 mask, but I do know how long it takes to train a physician, a nurse practitioner, a physician’s assistant, a respiratory therapist or nurse. We are the supply chain that needs to be protected."
Dr. Milla J. Kviatkovsky, UC San Diego Health-Jacobs Medical Center
As a physician, I have witnessed the tragedies of doctors and nurses in Wuhuan when there was lack of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). We don’t want this happen in US. We really need community support in order for us to protect our community.
Dr. Ying Cao, MD, Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
$20,524 raised of $50,000 goal. The NextDoor moderators approved our donation post. Also our children's school communities started to help too! Thank you everyone for following our posts, asking all the important questions and supporting us! We really appreciate it.
$18,493 raised of $50,000 goal. Thank you! We are running out of fund quickly, please help us so we could order more n95 and medical masks! Thank you!
The following items arrived:
- 5,750 (116 boxes) Medline Procedure masks (really hard to find)
- 100 Honeywell N95 masks (combined order with Stanford hospital, really hard to find)
- 100 DuPont Tyvek
- Marin Health Medical Care: 500 masks
- Sutter Health Santa Rosa Regional Hospital : 350 masks and 10 N95 masks
$17,693 raised of $50,000 goal. Thank you!
The following items arrived:
-2000 medical masks.
-100 3M N95
- Samples of PPE from different distributors.
-Marin Health Care: 50 N95 masks
-Sutter Health Santa Rosa Regional Hospital : 170 N95 masks
$12,500 raised of $50,000 goal. Thank you!
Today we made our FIRST delivery of N95 medical masks to the front line medical worker at Sonoma hospitals. They were very, very, very low on supply and so, so, so happy.
-Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation: 250 medical masks
-Santa Rosa Memorial (Emergency Tent): 45 3M-N95 masks
-Kaiser Santa Rosa (Emergency Tent): 25 3M-N95 masks
-Sutter Health Santa Rosa Regional Hospital: 25 3M-N95 masks, 100 Halyard PPEa
$10,000 raised of $50,000 goal. Thank you!
We've been so blown away by everyone's generosity in such a short time. Made purchase orders.
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