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Health and Safety Requirements

Health Sciences programs are provided in RDC’s School of Health Sciences, and School of Continuing Education. Red Deer College is committed to meeting standards of practice by ensuring that students attain and maintain required certifications and meet recommended immunization standards. This page provides detailed information about the health and safety requirements for all students who have received final admission to a Health Sciences program.

Failure to submit these documents will result in you not being able to participate in Clinical Courses.

Packages A through H contain detailed instructions, forms and information that will help you understand what you need to do to complete the requirements, as well as the specific department that you are required to submit the documentation to prior to the start of your program.

Does this apply to you? YES! These Health & Safety Requirements are the same for all health discipline post-secondary programs in the Province of Alberta.

Select your program below, click on the “X” for the link to each requirement, and keep track of your progress. Ensure you read and complete every requirement for your program.

Abbreviations:

Bachelor of Science Nursing

  BScN

Health Care Aide

  HCA

Medical Laboratory Assistant

  MLA

Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant   

  OPTA

Practical Nursing

  PN

Pharmacy Technician

  PHTD

Unit Clerk

  UC

 

ALL STUDENTS – EVERY YEAR (available in October; submit proof to Health [dot] Safety [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca)

Package BScN   HCA   MLA   OPTA   PHTD   PN    UC   
F – Yearly Influenza Immunization X X X X X X X

 

NEW STUDENTS (submit signed Package A, B, C to Placement [dot] HealthSciences [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca as soon as possible then follow the instructions for the rest of the packages)

Package

BScN   HCA   MLA   OPTA   PHTD   PN   UC  

A – HSPnet Consent Form

(click for more information)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

B – FOIP Consent to Release Form

(click for more information)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

C – AHS Security & Confidentiality

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

D – Police Information Check

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

E – Immunization

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

G – HSF-BLS Basic Life Support

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

H – Standard First Aid

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

RETURNING STUDENTS (submit recertification prior to expiry date to Placement [dot] HealthSciences [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

It’s Your Move Certification, Respiratory Fit Testing, Glucometer Testing dates will be announced via Blackboard, Instagram and your Instructor

Package

BScN     

Yr 2, 3, 4         

OPTA    

Yr 2                

PN        

Yr 2               

G – HSF-BLS Basic Life Support    

X X X