IUSM Trainee Fit Test Program

Summer 2016

Purpose

The purpose of the IUSM Trainee Fit Test program is to perform annual fit-testing on all IUSM medical students, residents and fellows (to be all referred to as "trainees""). The fit-testing will serve to put IUSM in compliance with the Memorandum of Agreements between IUSM and affiliated hospitals. Trainees who are engaged strictly in laboratory research for the 2016-17 academic year are excused from the fit-testing requirement. IUPUI Campus Health is in charge of managing the fit test program for IUSM trainees. Trainees fit-tested after 5/1/16 are considered compliant until 6/30/17.

Fit-testing

Fit-testing is a procedure to determine what respirator model and size is appropriate for a given individual to provide protection from tuberculosis (TB). Fit-testing typically takes about 15 minutes to accomplish.

Medical Approval

In addition to the actual fit-test procedure, the process includes a medical evaluation to determine whether an individual is medically able to wear a respirator. This evaluation is performed through the use of a questionnaire. Trainees are to print out the TB/N95 Respirator Program Questionnaire (preferably double-sided) prior to their fit-test (if this link does not work, please go to http://www.health.iupui.edu/employees/forms.html). Trainees are to complete the Questionnaire prior to their fit-test and bring it with them.

Times and Locations

Trainees can be fit-tested almost any day at Campus Health in Coleman Hall. In addition, Campus Health has set aside additional times for fit-testing in July and August. The specific fit test period runs from 7/6/16 through 8/25/15. Fit-testing will occur at IUPUI Campus Health (Coleman Hall, Suite 100), Eskenazi, Methodist or Roudebush VA.

The schedule from July 5 through August 25 will be as follows:

Monday to Wednesday 8am to 10:30am Coleman Hall
Thursday 9am to 10:30am Coleman Hall
Wednesday to Thursday 1pm to 3:30pm Eskenazi, Methodist or VA

Please refer to the pdf file for the specific dates when fit-testing will be performed at the specific hospitals. Additional information about specific rooms at the hospitals will be forthcoming.

Scheduling

Fit tests in July-August are to be scheduled online here, logging in with your IU User ID and Passphrase, then selecting the time and location for your fit test. Fit testing for other times can be scheduled by calling 317-278-5483.

IUPUI Campus Health will track trainees undergoing a fit-testing and provide the GME and the Medical Student Affairs Offices with periodic compliance lists.

If you have any questions, please email me or call me.

Stephen Wintermeyer, MD, MPH
Director, IUPUI Campus Services
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, Occupational and Sleep Medicine
IU School of Medicine
Email
317-278-2603

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