CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Students at Parkland College now have new equipment to help people breathe easier. A company donated a $5,200 high-flow nasal oxygen device.
It forces humid air through the nasal passages and would replace oxygen masks covering the nose and mouth. That way it doesn’t prevent patients from eating, drinking and taking medicine.
School leaders say it makes it more comfortable and healthier for the patient. They’re becoming more common in big and small hospitals around the country.
Parkland students are getting the chance to work with them before going to clinical sites.