A local education consortium and college nursing program are supporting local medical facilities with equipment made on 3-D printers.
The Northeast Education Services Cooperative and Lake Region State College have a long-standing relationship to support the educators, students, and communities in our region.
The two entities partnered together to support the local medical community by using ND Career & Tech Ed Emerging Technology Equipment – 3D printers – that are not being used by schools at this time,” said Jennifer Carlson, NESC Executive Director.
“For many years our medical community has given so much to us by supporting the Annual NESC SCRUBS Camp for 5th graders. We wanted to show our appreciation back to them,” Carlson said.
The DLPS tech department and NESC staff are making components for masks/face shields that have been distributed to Lake Region District Health and also for DLPS Food Service staff members who make meals for the school district.
The Dakota Nursing Program at Lake Region State College has been contacting area facilities to gauge need and numbers of supplies and sets up delivery/drop off of items. So far, ear guards were delivered to two area nursing homes and protective masks were delivered to CHI St. Alexius in Devils Lake. More equipment has been requested and will be distributed to other area facilities.
“We will continue to produce these items as long as they are needed and we have the resources to do it,” Carlson said.