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Armed with breathing machines, respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line

Original post made on Mar 26, 2020

For COVID-19 patients in intensive care, their lives depend on respiratory therapists such as Brenda Hanning, who works at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and is director of the Foothill College Respiratory Therapy Program.

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Posted by Thank you for helping
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Mar 26, 2020 at 7:12 pm

Thank you Brenda, and all the healthcare workers who are caring for our critically ill citizens. You are heroes. And thank you Foothill College for supporting for loaning ventilators to our local hospitals -- you are a model for our community.


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Posted by Barron Park Parent
a resident of Barron Park School
on Mar 27, 2020 at 12:53 pm

Thank you to Foothill College for providing state-of-the art training. We are very thankful to the dedicated students in these health fields, now more than ever!


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Posted by Preet Judge
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Thanks for this article on us RTs. It can get very stressful since ventilators acts as last-ditch effort to survive as mentioned above. Pray that we all come out of this successfully.


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