Expression of Interest: Fit Testing “Particulate filter respirators”/”PFRs”*
Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) invites Expressions of Interest from General Practice and GP-led Respiratory Clinics who would like to be involved in the next round of GCPHN fully-funded fit testing of “Particulate filter respirators”/”PFRs”*.
*Note: “P2/N95 Respirator” has been replaced with the term “Particulate filter respirator” or “PFR” consistent with Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG) Guidance.
To further assist primary care, GCPHN is looking to gauge the interest of local General Practice and GP-led Respiratory Clinics in fit testing. If there is sufficient interest from primary care, GCPHN will explore the facilitation of another round of fit testing.
Two options are proposed to assist primary care access fit testing:
Saturday clinics held at GCPHN offices and,
in-reach clinics at individual GPs.
To express interest in a GCPHN facilitated fit test of Particulate filter respirators please complete the online form here by COB Thursday, 7 July 2022.
All healthcare workers are reminded to follow standard and transmission-based precautions as described in the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2021). The Infection Control Expert Group has provided Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers in the context of COVID-19 including the recommendation that healthcare workers who wear PFR should complete fit testing before first use, and perform a fit (seal) check properly each time they are used.