Health and Safety
The Upper Iowa Athletic Training Education Program is committed to protecting the health and safety of the athletic training students, prospective athletic training students, clinical preceptors, athletic training education program faculty, and patients. Several policies have been developed to protect the health and safety of those involved in the ATEP.
Athletic training students are required to meet the technical standards for admission or show potential for meeting the standards with reasonable accommodations as determined by the UIU Coordinator of Disability Services. Prospective students seeking reasonable accommodations to meet the technical standards must meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services to review the technical standards and identify the appropriate accommodations.
Preventing Disease Transmission
The ATEP recognizes the importance of minimizing the exposure to infectious disease in the clinical education setting. All students involved in the ATEP, including prospective athletic training students, receive annual training in preventing disease transmission prior to completing clinical education hours. As a part of this training, students review the program's Infectious Disease Policy. Students are expected to understand the policy and the additional guidelines required due to the potential exposure to infectious disease in the clinical setting.
Due to the inherent nature of the profession, Upper Iowa University requires all athletic training students and prospective athletic training students provide documentation of the Hepatitis B vaccination prior to participating in any clinical education experience. This may be documented using the Immunization Record form.
Athletic training students may be required to obtain a Tuberculosis (TB) Test for clinical rotations outside of Upper Iowa University. Testing may be obtained through Palmer Homecare Services – Community Health. Athletic training students are responsible for the cost of obtaining the Tuberculosis (TB) Test.
Infectious Exposure Plan
During the course of completing clinical education hours, there is the potential for an infectious exposure to occur. If an exposure should occur, the student should notify their supervising clinical preceptor immediately. The clinical preceptor will activate the Infectious Exposure Plan and assist the student with the acquiring appropriate post-exposure care and completing appropriate records.
Emergency Action Plans
Athletic training students should review the emergency action plan for their assigned clinical rotation with their clinical preceptor prior to beginning any clinical education rotation. These plans are accessible on the ATEP website and the UIU ATEP Student Handbook.