The confidential Communicable Disease
Surveillance form must be completed
and mailed, faxed or emailed to Niagara
College Health Services prior to the first
day of Term 1. Requirements include proof
of immunity to varicella, measles, mumps,
rubella (2 doses), hepatitis B and tetanus
diphtheria. Students must also provide
date of last pertussis immunization.
Influenza vaccination is required annually
for paramedic students.
a 2 step TB test is required prior to start of
program and documentation of a 1 step is
required prior to year 2.
In accordance with the Ambulance Act, all
Emergency Medical Services(EMS) placement
sites require current Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) at Level HCP (Health
Care Provider), Adult/Child/Infant one and
two rescuer CPR with AED and first aid for
choking including artificial resuscitation
using both pocket mask and bag-valve
mask (This program is designed for those
with specific health care responsibilities.).
Students are responsible for maintaining
annual CPR and First Aid certification
throughout the program.
All costs associated with CPR/First Aid,
vaccinations and/or verification, are the
responsibility of the student.
All health requirements must be met one
month prior to the start of the placement
term or a placement will be denied.