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Health and Safety Requirements

Update: AHS Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy 

On August 31, 2021, Alberta Health Services announced that all employees, contracted healthcare providers, students and other people acting on their behalf to be fully immunized for COVID-19. For complete details about this announcement, please see the AHS news release.  

Red Deer Polytechnic students and faculty members working in AHS and AHS affiliated sites (Covenant Health, Alberta Precision Labs, Care West, Capital Care and all other AHS affiliates) will be required to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as part of their clinical and practicum placements. Details are provided in the Package I - COVID-19 Immunization document. Students are encouraged to contact their School or program if they have additional questions.  

 

Health and Safety Requirements

Health Sciences programs are provided in Red Deer Polytechnic’s School of Community, Wellness and Health and the Division of Extended Education. Red Deer Polytechnic 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 and Physiotherapist Assistant   

  OPTA

Practical Nurse

  PN

Pharmacy Technician

  PHTD

Unit Clerk

  UC

 

ALL PRACTICUM AND CLINICAL PLACEMENT STUDENTS

Package BScN HCA   MLA   OPTA   PHTD   PN    UC   
I - COVID-19 Immunization        X       X       X         X         X      X      X

 

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

 

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