are Required to Purchase These Supplies Before Class
Battery operated pen
Manual blood pressure
Protective eye glasses
Watch with a second hand
Students are required to:
- Take a substance abuse test.
- Purchase individual professional liability insurance. Students must provide
proof within 4 weeks of the first class
meeting. Students who fail to provide proof of professional liability insurance
within the first 4 weeks will be dropped from the course.
- Sign a criminal record affidavit.
- Obtain within the first two classes American Heart Association
(AHA) CPR certification. AHA CPR certification must be maintained
for the entire duration of the EMT course. AHA CPR certification
that expires any time during the semester the EMT course is offered
will NOT be accepted.
- Proof of influenza (flu) immunization is required by November
1st of the fall semester and January 31st of the spring semester.
Hepatitis B is a serious communicable disease that can cause extensive
damage to the liver and may result in death. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified health-care workers who come
into contact with blood or body fluids as being at increased risk for
Hepatitis B infection. EMTs and EMT students fall into this
category. The CDC recommends members of high-risk groups be vaccinated
against Hepatitis B and that vaccination should be completed before
coming into contact with blood. Based on this recommendation, PCCUA EMT
program requires initiation of Hepatitis B
vaccination series before entering the nursing program
positive immunity titer.
doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, given at specific intervals, are required
for full protection. The vaccine is 80-100% effective and can be
obtained from your private or public healthcare provider.
The most effective
ways to stop the spread of seasonal flu is for an individual to
frequently wash his or her hands and get an influenza (flu) vaccination
each year. This vaccination takes one to two weeks to start working and
is 70 to 90 percent effective in preventing the seasonal flu. The flu
vaccination does not give you the flu! The vaccination helps to protect
an individual against the seasonal flu virus but does not protect the
individual from all flu strains. Students are required to provide
written proof of receiving an annual flu immunization by November 1st
of each academic year. In addition, all students will abide by agency
policy regarding flu immunization before caring for patients in all
affiliated clinical facilities.
MEASLES, MUMPS, and RUBELLA (MMR)
Individuals born after January 1, 1957, must furnish proof of measles,
mumps, and rubella vaccines administered after the first birthday and
after January 1, 1968 or positive immunity titers.
Individuals must have received a tetanus booster or Tdap within the last
Individuals must furnish proof of completed varicella vaccination or a
positive immunity titer.