Respirator Fit-Test Reminder: Anyone who wears a respirator (N-95-PAPR) must be medically evaluated through Employee Health annually. After medical approval, contact Environmental Health and Safety to schedule respirator training and fit-testing. The medical evaluation and fit-test must be repeated annually. Contact Environmental Health & Safety at 772-1781 for further information.
Tuberculosis Patients & Isolation Rooms Tuberculosis patients must be admitted into airborne infection isolation (negative-pressure) rooms. We have a limited number of negative-pressure rooms, some are which are in specialty areas. Units that contain AIIRs include 10B (PICU), 9B, 7C, 8C, BICU and L&D. Because these rooms are also used for patients not in airborne isolation, BOF supervisors responsible for the ventilation system need to be notified when the rooms are used for airborne isolation. Units are requested to call 2-4040 when an airborne isolation patient is moved to one of those rooms. Healthcare Epidemiology will do a tissue test daily (Monday-Friday) when the room is in use. Click here for more information.