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[Supplies Needed on Navajo Nation.
I would like to share the following message from Dr. Sara Jager (who lived in PC while completing her residency at Primary Children’s), now a doctor on the Navajo Nation:
Want to help fight COVID?
I am a doctor on the Navajo reservation in Tuba City, Arizona. We are being hit hard by COVID. We do not have enough gowns, masks, or face shields to protect all of the members of our triage, ER, and inpatient units.
Here is what we need:
1) Homemade face masks – these will be given to coughing patients to containt the spread of the virus among members in the home as well as for use in the ER or other clinic visits. We may also use them over the top of the N95 mask to protect the N95 from contamination.
2) Homemade gowns for hospital personnel. We can send them through Hospital laundering services. This will help protect healthcare workers from the virus. Long sleeve, to the knee. Easily washable, probably cotton.
3) Face shields – people have been making these as well. This protects our eyes from couhging/sputum. These will be worn by healthcare workers seeing patients.
Usually these are single-use items, but we are reusing all of them right now.
Sara Jagar, MD
Lieutenant Commander, USPHS
Deputy Chief Pediatrics
PO Box 2561
Tuba City, AZ 86045]
If anyone has the time/resources/ability to, please help. Otherwise, please reblog to spread message that help is needed.