Disposable N95 masks are used by health practitioners to ensure no bacteria or infections are passed between you and your patients. The appropriate fit size and type are essential, so you must be fit tested. The Clinical Placement Risk Management team organizes fit-test clinics during the academic year. Each clinic is reserved for specific groups of student. Students in Pembroke are fit tested through their Health Services department.
Mask fit-testings will be offered throughout the school year. Details concerning mask fit-test clinics for your program will be sent to your uOttawa email.
If you need an immediate mask fitting, you can book an appointment with ParaMed Home Health Care at 613-728-7080 or with Levitt-Safety at 613-225-9550.
Consult your program requirements and deadlines.
- Fit testing has to be conducted every two years.
- Masks are included in the adjustment fee, therefore, you do not have to buy a mask in advance.
- Any significant facial changes (size, shape, etc.) require re-testing for your mask.
- Some facial hair should be removed as it affects the accuracy of the fit test.
For all questions regarding mask fit-testing, including issues regarding facial hair, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613-562-5800 ext. 2378. For students attending the Pembroke campus, you need to contact Laurie Ann Klawitter at email@example.com or at 613-735-4700 ext. 2748.
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