Limited Reuse Strategy for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator (FFR)



One strategy to reduce the risk of contact transfer of pathogens from the FFR to the wearer during FFR reuse is to issue five N95 FFRs to each healthcare staff member who care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The healthcare staff member can wear one N95 FFR each day and store it in a breathable paper bag at the end of each shift with a minimum of five days between each N95 FFR use, rotating the use each day between N95 FFRs.

Job Opportunity for Surgical Technology Students



Dell Children’s Medical Center is starting a new program for fetal interventional surgery (surgery on babies while they are still in utero). It will be one of the only delivery units attached to a children’s hospital. They are hiring two teams: one that will specialize in fetal interventional surgery (those postings will be at Dell Children’s Medical Center) and another team to work in the maternal delivery unit (those postings will be at Ascension Seton Medical Center). Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Work Experience Hours Waived for 2021 Application Cycle



Due to COVID-19, the Veterinary Technology Program is waiving the 80 hours of career/shadowing work experience for the 2021 application cycle. Please contact Administrative Assistant Nancy DeLeon at ndeleon@austincc.edu if you have any questions.

No Volunteer Hours Required for 2021 PTA Application Cycle



Due to the limited opportunities for volunteer/observation hours, the PTA Program is waiving this requirement for the 2021 application cycle. You will not need a Work Skills Assessment Form from a clinician, only from PTHA 1409 faculty. You are still required to submit the Volunteer Hour Form. In the space provided, enter the following code before uploading to the PTA CAS. Your application is incomplete without this form and this code: 0s21hfVp.