CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

76 Health Professions Division 2018–2019 Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) One of the following is required: Proof of two vaccinations, or positive antibody titer for measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella. (Lab report is required.) PPD Skin Test (2 Step) One of the following is required: negative two-step test or negative blood test (such as QuantiFERON Gold Blood Test or T-Spot Test) or if positive PPD results, provide a chest X-ray and/or prophylactic treatment information within the past 12 months. It should be noted that some rotation sites may not accept the blood test. Tetanus Toxoid, Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) All students are required to have had a Tetanus Toxoid, Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) booster prior to matriculation and must maintain immunity by continuing to remain current according to the CDC recommendations for health care personnel during their program. Due to the increased risk of pertussis in a health care setting, the Advisory Committee on Immunization practices highly recommends health care workers receive a one-time Tdap (ask your health care provider). Tdap is required, without regard to interval of previous dose of Tetanus-Toxoid (Td). Varicella (Chicken Pox) One of the following is required: Proof of two vaccinations or positive antibody titer. (Lab report is required.) Arrangements: Students may request that the Student Medical Center or the NSU Clinic Pharmacy administer these immunizations. The Student Medical Center will make appointments in as timely a manner as possible. Students may call (954) 262-1270 to make an appointment. Once made, the appointment becomes the student’s obligation and must be kept. For students at other NSU campuses, appointments may be scheduled with the NSU designated physician for their area. HPD fee: The HPD general access fee covers a series of three Hepatitis B vaccines and an annual PPD screening. All other immunizations and health care services are the responsibility of the student. Failure to comply: The university is not required to provide alternative sites for clinical practicum or rotations should immunization be a requirement for placement. Therefore, failure to comply with this policy may result in a student’s inability to satisfy the graduation requirements in his or her program. Relative to clinical rotation site requirements, students are expected to consult their specific college/program handbooks for compliance with any college/program specific requirements. Urine Drug Screen HPD students may be required to submit to additional urine drug screen testing. A student who tests positive for illegal or illicit drugs, or for a controlled substance that they do not have a prescription for, will be referred to their college’s appropriate committee. Certain colleges may have additional policies. Students are expected to check their college section for those requirements.