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Palomar's nursing, dental programs donate PPE to local hospitals


Last updated 4/17/2020 at 4:17am

Palomar College adjunct faculty members Charity Tang, left, and Tami Heaston pick up some of the protective gear the college donated to Kaiser and Temecula Valley hospitals.

SAN MARCOS – Surgical masks, eye shields, disposable gloves: For decades, items like these have been staples in hospitals and classrooms alike, barriers to infection and cross-contamination.

But as COVID-19 spread around the country, filling emergency rooms and forcing medical classrooms like Palomar College's to move to remote learning for the semester, faculty took action.

It became apparent that one-way Palomar College could help in the current crisis was to donate its supplies of personal protective equipment, while the hands-on lab portions of the nursing curriculum are on temporary...

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