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Xavier Prep student makes face shields for medical professionals

Bryan Change, a sophomore at Xavier College Prep, is doing his part to ensure our medical professionals stay safe while treating coronavirus patients.

Chang, like many students across the country, has been stuck at home trying to think of things to do. While Xavier Prep students are still learning every day online, not being able to go out leaves a lot of free time for many students.

Instead of sitting around and letting time go by, Chang decided to put his free time to good to start making 3D-printed face shields. Face shields help protect healthcare professionals from any droplets while they treat patients with coronavirus.

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According to school staff, Chang is following an approved format of the National Institute of Health to ensure the effectiveness of the materials being distributed.

Chang made his first delivery of 100 face shields to Kaiser in Moreno Valley. The facility currently has a need for additional personal protective equipment.

“I hope that this small contribution will make a difference in preventing the spread of this pandemic,” said Bryan. “I am hoping to get more people within the Xavier Family on board to assist in making this an even bigger endeavor”. 

Again, there is still a big shortage of personal protective equipment for medical professionals across Riverside County.

If you can provide and transport any of these items, please contact
medicalsupplies@rivco.org.

Medical Supplies:

  • BiPAP supplies and masks
  • Bouffant caps
  • CHG bath wipes
  • CPAP masks
  • CPAP supplies
  • Face shields
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Isolation gowns
  • IV supplies
  • Medical gowns
  • Nitrile gloves
  • All masks - https://www.rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Documents/CoronaVirus/DRquick-reference-guide-disposable-respirators3M.pdf
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR) hoods
  • Shoe covers
  • Surgical masks
  • Tyvek coveralls (bunny suits)

Medical equipment needed:

  • Beds/Cots/Gurneys
  • BiPAP machines
  • Brains Alaris pump
  • Cardiac monitors
  • Channels Alaris pump
  • Controlled air-purifying respirator (CAPR) - medical or industrial
  • CPAP machines
  • Dial-a-flows
  • IV pumps
  • NG tubes
  • O2 flowmeters
  • Positioning wedges
  • Powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR) - medical or industrial
  • Suction regulators
  • Telemetry equipment
  • Ventilators

Riverside County is also in need of non-medical supplies like:

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper plates/cups/utensils
  • To-go food boxes
  • Diapers/baby wipes
  • Adult Diapers
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Isolation gowns
  • Non-medical gloves
  • Hand sanitizer/liquid hand soap
  • Disinfectant wipes/sprays
  • Bleach
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning wipes/sponges Trash
  • bags/tote bags Personal care
  • kits
  • Newly packaged socks
  • Newly packaged underwear

If you can provide and transport any of these items, please contact
nonmedicalsupplies@rivco.org.


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While the coronavirus crisis is keeping us apart, we know the Coachella Valley community is still coming together to help each other.

We are looking for those who are lending a hand during this uncertain time. Do you know of any everyday people who are going out of their way to help others? Have you seen someone find creative solutions to the new challenges we all face?

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