Letters A/H1N1 pandemic

Respirator fit testing, anyone?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3254 (Published 11 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3254
  1. Abhijoy Chakladar, anaesthetic trainee1,
  2. Peter O Beaumont, anaesthetic trainee1,
  3. David R Uncles, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1Worthing Hospital, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, Worthing BN11 2DH
  1. abhijoy.chakladar{at}gmail.com

    FFP3 (filtering face piece 3) respirators are recommended for health care workers caring for patients with probable or confirmed flu-like illness where aerosol generating procedures are being undertaken.1 2

    We recently admitted our first patient with suspected swine flu to intensive care on a weekend night shift. …

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