Lone Star loans ventilators, personal protective equipment to local hospitals

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Lone Star College-Kingwood is helping support local hospitals during the novel coronavirus pandemic by loaning eight ventilators, five nebulizers and 75 personal protective equipment kits.

Houston Methodist Baytown received three ventilators, CHI St. Luke’s in the Woodlands received two ventilators and HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood received two ventilators, one neonatal ventilator and 75 PPE kits. The five nebulizers have also been distributed among the three locations, which turn liquid asthma medicine into a fine mist that is inhaled through the lungs, whereas ventilators pump air into the lungs through a tube inserted into a patient’s windpipes. Patients who need a ventilator because of a severe illness, such as the coronavirus, are cared for in a hospital’s intensive care unit.

Read more via the Houston Chronicle.