Virginia Department of Health Announces Regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer Courses

The Virginia Department of Health will be providing regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer courses to ensure that Health Districts/Medical Practices have staff qualified to provide respirator fit testing.  The attendee will be able to train others in the proper procedures for fit-testing.

Dr. David Wilder, Public Health Physician from Fairfax County Health Department will instruct attendees.  The course will take approximately two and one-half hours with the following objectives:

  1. Develop and maintain an OSHA-compliant respiratory protection program
  2. Use respirators to limit exposure to infectious respiratory agents
  3. Properly fit-test a N-95 respirator and train others on the procedures

The course will be held on the following dates and locations:

 

  • March 25: Harrisonburg
  • March 26: Northern- tentative (location cancelled and we are looking for an alternate)
  • March 31: Chesapeake
  • April 3: Dinwiddie
  • April 6: Lynchburg
  •  April 7: Wytheville

To Register Click Here

Use Course ID: 1046592 when registering

Advance course preparation for the Train-the Trainer course requires attendees to:

  1.  Complete the OSHA Medical Questionnaire form found at this link:  OSHA Medical Questionnaire Form 
  1.     2.  Secured the signature of a physician or other licensed healthcare professional on the Medical Recommendation form and bring it to the training Click Here for the Medical Recommendation Form
  2.    3.  Each participant should bring their Fit Test Kit and N95 mask with them to the training.  The test kit should be similar to the one found at this link:  N95 Fit TestKit