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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 Official Admission to a Health Sciences program.

The packages below 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.

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**Failure to submit these documents could affect your progression in your chosen program.**

These Health & Safety Requirements are the same for all health discipline post-secondary programs in the Province of Alberta.


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  • Click on the word package and letter (e.g. Package X) to obtain detailed instructions for each requirement.
  • Carefully keep track of what you have submitted to ensure that you complete them all.
  • Acceptable format for all documents: PDF, JPG, JPEG or a screenshot ONLY.

1. The following packages are required for all RDP Health Sciences programs listed below:
    Health Care Aide, Medical Lab Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Unit Clerk,
    
Bachelor of Science Nursing, Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nurse

SUBMIT signed Packages A, B and C to Placement [dot] HealthSciences [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca BEFORE other packages.

              Package A – HSPnet Consent Form (Description)

Package B – FOIP Consent to Release Form (Description)

Package C – AHS Security & Confidentiality

SUBMIT the packages below as soon as possible after you have submitted Packages A, B and C.

Package D – Police Information Check

Package E – Immunization

Package I – COVID-19 Immunization

2. In addition to what is listed above in #1, the following is required for the following programs only:
    Bachelor of Science Nursing, Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nurse

Package G – Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support (Must be renewed annually to continue in your program. Prior to expiry date send proof of recertification to Placement [dot] HealthSciences [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca) 

3. In addition to what is listed above in #1 and #2, the following is required for the following programs only:
    Bachelor of Science Nursing, Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant

Package H – Standard First Aid


ALL STUDENTS - EVERY YEAR

Package F – Yearly Influenza Immunization (available in October; submit proof to Health [dot] Safety [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca)


After the start of your program, there may be additional Certifications required for your program such as It’s Your Move, Respiratory Fit Testing, Glucometer. These Certifications will be announced via Blackboard, Instagram or by your instructor.

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