First, the practice should have each such student who is serving during the pandemic to sign the equivalent of a COVID-19 consent form, which can be found here. This consent form confirms that the student is clearly warned that by being present during the pandemic, they are at a heightened level of health risk. Also make sure all students receive basic Safety and OSHA training as it relates to the practice, including at a minimum:
- Emergency protocols, including fire training.
- How to report any exposure or injury while in the practice.
- Explanation of the role of a student in the practice, including restrictions or limitations.
Second, the students, like all other staff, must be provided all necessary PPE and adhere to all CDC (or other) guidelines used in the practice to protect all who are there.
Third, be sure that the practice does NOT, directly or indirectly, imply to any patient that the student is anything more than a student regarding their skills/training.
Finally, all students should sign Curi’s approved BAA covering them while they are working with the practice.