Fit-test programs

These programs were identified by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as needing a respiratory protection program:

1. Locations having negative pressure rooms:

  • 1 West
  • 3 West
  • PICU (3 East)
  • Adult Progressive Care (4W)
  • 4 East
  • 5 West
  • 5 East
  • PACU
  • ICN
  • CTICU
  • ICU
  • CCU
  • Pulmonary Clinic
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • Same-Day Surgery
  • Emergency Department
  • Surgical Special Care Unit (4 West)*
  • Respiratory Therapy**
  • Code Blue Team***

* Adult Progressive Care is identified as a possible location to support infectious respiratory disease patients. Rooms would be modified as negative pressure rooms using portable HEPA filtered negative pressure fans.
** Respiratory therapy will support most of the locations identified above requiring staff to be fit tested and trained annually.
*** Same justification as Respiratory Therapy

2. Gateway or DHMC medical locations where patients are likely to be seen initially and diagnosed with an infectious respiratory disease:

  • GIM Clinic
  • Emergency Department
  • Fast Track
  • IV Team
  • Dialysis
  • Birthing Pavilion
  • CCU
  • Respiratory Care
  • ACOS Members
  • Pulmonary Clinic
  • Anesthesia
  • Buck Road — Community Health Center
  • Lyme Road (GIM)
  • PICU (3 East)

3. Ancillary Care Areas

  • Housekeeping
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Infectious Disease/Infection Control
  • Transportation