THE MONTREAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM WILL NOT DO ROUTINE TESTING FOR A(H1N1)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:53
As per the Ministry of Health and Social Services recommendations, Pediatric Emergency Staff will only do testing on patients who are sick enough to be admited or those with risk factors (e.g. cystic fibrosis, immunosuppressed state) that may put them at risk for complications. Staff will not routinely test for A(H1N1) influenza even if they present from an outside health care provider.
Critically ill patients with febrile respiratory illness will be our priority.