CLINICAL CLEARANCE FAQ
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Upon enrollment, students are provided with instructions on when they should complete the clinical clearance process. Clinical Clearance is valid for a one-year period and additional requirements must be completed after year 1 for any programs that exceed this time frame.
Students should complete part 1 of the CPR Requirement (online component). In the first quarter of the program, all enrolled students will be scheduled for the skills part. Upon completion of both portions of the CPR Course, an e-mail will be sent with the AHA CPR/BLS Card which should be uploaded to Castlebranch (CB)
CPR Certification is part of CAHE’s first quarter curriculum. ONLY CAHE CPR/BLS cards are approved in CastleBranch. If you have previously achieved certification, you would still have to redo it in order for the card to maintain validity for the duration of your enrollment.
CAHE needs to see immunity for MMR, Vericella and Hepatitis B. All students must get bloodwork drawn. If bloodwork results comes back positive for all of the above, the student can be cleared once paperwork is uploaded to CastleBranch. If one of the above results comes back negative, the following series of events will likely have to take place:
- Students have to get an initial “booster” upon receiving any negative results.
- They must then go back in FOUR WEEKS for a Titer to confirm that the booster improved immunity.
IMPORTANT: Students will get medically cleared after submitting proof of the booster. However, they will still be responsible for completing the titer requirement afterwards
Surface Antibody is to detect antibodies and the lab report should be positive. Surface Antigen is to detect an active infection in an individuals’ body and the report should be negative.
Although it is on the required list of lab work, please remind your physician to order BOTH of the above Hepatitis B requirements, as it is sometimes excluded from the list of their requested lab work.
If the results are opposite of what they should be for the Hepatitis B lab work, a booster/titer/ HEP B series will be required.
IMPORTANT: Students will get medically cleared after submitting proof of the booster, or having started the series. However, they will still be responsible for completing additional requirements/treatment afterwards.
The flu shot is required. Please note that flu season is generally from late September to March. If you are being cleared outside of flu season, you can hold off on getting the flu shot until it becomes available.
The “Employment Drug Testing” should be selected. Please visit www.labcorp.com to find a nearby LabCorp location to schedule your drug screening.
Supporting documentation must be a scanned PDF, NOT a picture. For a free scanning app for your phone click the link below: https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/mobile-app/scan-documents.html
Generally, the process takes up to 3-4 business days if all paperwork is submitted in a timely manner.
For questions about uploading documents, please contact Castlebranch directly. All other clinical clearance questions/concerns should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the Subject line.