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    PCPS Newsletter Highlights Call to Care

    Taylor Schartz '21 makes mask headbands with buttons to relieve the stress around the ears of health care workers.
    April 7, 2020

    The Panuska College of Professional Studies has created a biweekly newsletter to share the stories of those who answer the "call to care." You can read the entire April 3 issue here.

    Here are just a couple of highlights from the newsletter.

    She’s All Ears About the Call to Care

    Taylor Schartz | Occupational Therapy Major | Class of 2021 | Hometown: Broomall, PA

    The ears of healthcare workers are starting to feel the strain of prolonged use of elastic around their ears to hold face masks in place. Schartz decided to make headbands with buttons that allow healthcare workers to attach the elastic bands of the face masks to the buttons instead of their ears.

    “I’ve been including a note of encouragement and thanks with each headband,” she said.

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    Messages of Inspiration

    Baylie Gerber | Nursing Major | Class of 2022 | Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ

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    Gerber has been making cards with inspirational messages for healthcare workers at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

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