During the COVID-19 crisis, the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) donates critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to Baylor University Medical Center.
“The need for caring and compassionate nurses has never been greater. Unless you’re a nurse or know someone who is, it’s hard to appreciate how demanding, exhausting and yet incredibly rewarding it is to be a nurse,” said Dean Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “During this life-altering COVID-19 crisis, healthcare workers are heroes on the front lines in fighting the pandemic. We all appreciate that nurses are called to serve and care for the physical, social, psychological/emotional and spiritual needs of their patients.”
As Dallas county’s Shelter-In-Place order became a reality on March 23, LHSON transitioned all classes online and donated its remaining personal protective equipment (PPE) to Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH), Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) in Dallas. To ease the shortage of these vital supplies, LHSON’s Clinical Simulation Director, Jeanne Carey, coordinated with BUMC’s Director of Supply Chain Management, Sean Kester, to pick-up the following items from the LHSON: 2,000+ masks, 9,000 gloves, 200 isolation gowns and 24 canisters of hand foam.
“We value our partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health and, in particular, with BUMC,” said Carey. “When we realized we would not be bringing students to the Sim Labs for the foreseeable future, it made sense to donate our stock of PPE supplies for use on the front lines. This was the last bit of business we conducted prior to closing our doors on March 23rd. Sean Kester and Krystale Runnels from Supply Chain Management at BSWH have come to our aid over the years and we were happy to return the favor!”