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Incoming Student Information

Hello. Program faculty wish to congratulate you on being admitted to the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Respiratory Care Program! I am sure that you are both excited and anxious about beginning course work in your chosen field of study. The faculty are excited about working with a new group of students to facilitate your transition toward becoming competent respiratory care practitioners.

Advising

You should meet with a respiratory care program faculty advisor to review your academic file, discuss the respiratory care program curriculum, and the courses that you need to register. Respiratory care faculty advisors are:

**IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION**

Below you will find links to important program information that you need to be aware of and working towards completion.

The following immunization records are required for all students entering the Respiratory Care program. These requirements have been established to help protect health care providers and their patients during encounters in clinical settings. Students must have completed all immunizations prior to beginning the program. Your personal healthcare provider will provide you with appropriate documentation for the immunizations.

  1. TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING
    • Recent TB screening, TB skin test, chest x-ray, or history of any treatment for TB disease. The TB documentation must include the date given, the date read, and the reading in millimeters. It must also be signed by the clinician who performed the read test. If positive, include the physician documentation of the positive test and negative chest x-ray.
    • For individuals who have received a TB vaccine a TB blood test and/or a negative chest x-ray will be required.
    • Must be completed annually while in the program
  2. MMR
    • Written documentation of the individual’s immunity history for measles, mumps and rubella (2 dose series) or documentation of positive measles, mumps, and rubella titers.
  3. HEPATITIS B
    • Written documentation of hepatitis B vaccination (3 dose series) or documentation of a positive titer
    • The series must be started prior to the first day of classes. Be sure to provide updates to your vaccination injections are completed.
  4. VARICELLA (Chicken Pox)
    • Recent TB screening, TB skin test, chest x-ray, or history of any treatment for TB disease. The TB documentation must include the date given, the date read, and the reading in millimeters. It must also be signed by the clinician who performed the read test. If positive, include the physician documentation of the positive test and negative chest x-ray.
    • For individuals who have received a TB vaccine a TB blood test and/or a negative chest x-ray will be required.
    • Must be completed annually while in the program
  5. T-daP
    • Written documentation of immunization with the TDap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine. (One time only)
  6. Influenza
    • Written documentation of the seasonal flu vaccination during the Flu Season
    • Must be completed prior to each flu season while in the program.
  7. Proof of Medical Insurance
    • Evidence of Medical Health Insurance (coverage must be in effect during any clinical rotation).
  8. Current CPR Card:
    • Students must have a current Healthcare Provider CPR card throughout the program