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What is the N95 Mask and where can I go to get one? (BSN Clinical Pre-Req)
As a requirement for practice, each student must be fitted with an N95 respirator prior to the start of practicum. The N95 respirator is a specially fitted mask to be used with Airborne infection control precautions. Fit testing for an N95 mask is to be renewed annually.
Suggested N95 Fit Testing Locations:
EMTEC Environmental Consulting Ltd.,
#121-8680 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C.
Please click on link below to sign up for session.
Sign up for N95 Mask Fit Testing
The above four companies are recommended but is not an all an inclusive list. Outside the lower mainland you may find N95 Fit testing services for health facilities in your own community. The service you need is N95 respirator fit testing services conducted in accordance with the CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.4.02. The masks generally supplied in the relevant clinical placements in the BC Health Authorities include: 3M Aura 1870+ (3M 1870 to be phased out by 2016), 3M 1860, 3M 1860S, Kimberly Clark Regular, Kimberly Clark Small.