Due to the clinical nature of Jefferson College of Health Sciences, health records are a vital part of student success.

Failure to complete and turn in health records prior to deadlines will result in the inability to register for classes and/or attend clinical rotations.  All questions concerning health records should be directed to Tracy Jones at (540) 985-8501 or tljones1@jchs.edu.

Here are more resources to help you complete the packets:

Protect Your Adult Patients from Influenza This Season

Flu-Grphic-Fall 2018

During most influenza seasons, adults 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe influenza disease. In fact, it is estimated that between 70-85% of influenza -related deaths and 50-70% of influenza related hospitalizations occur among people in this age group.

Health care professionals caring for older adults have an important role in ensuring their patients know they are at high risk of influenza complications and receive an influenza vaccine every year. Talk to your patients about influenza and what influenza vaccines are available for them this season.

There are several influenza vaccines available for people 65 years and older, including:

  • The “high dose” influenza vaccine (Fluzone High Dose®) contains 4 times the amount of antigen as regular influenza It is associated with a stronger immune response following vaccination.
  • The adjuvant vaccine (Fluad®) is a standard dose influenza vaccine with an added adjuvant. An adjuvant is an ingredient added to a vaccine to help create a stronger immune response to vaccination.

More information about available influenza vaccines for this season can be found here.

CPR Classes Available for Jefferson Students

Basic Life Support (also known as CPR) is a requirement for all students participating in clinical experiences at Jefferson College. In years past, acquiring this training has been cumbersome for students and we would like to change that!

Starting August 18, 2018, the Emergency Services Program will offer FREE American Heart Association Basic Life Support courses on a regular basis to Jefferson College students, faculty and staff! This training provides a 2-year certification that meets the clinical participation requirements.

Registration is simple:

  1. Log in to “Starfish” and go to the “Services” tab.
  2. At the top of the page, you will see “BLS (Basic Life Support)”.
  3. Click on “Schedule Appointment”
  4. The dates in “bold” are scheduled classes.  Click on a date that meets your needs.
  5. Click “Sign up” and follow the prompts.

It’s that simple!

For your convenience, the course dates for the Fall semester are:

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6 – 10 p.m. (limit 16)
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6 – 10 p.m. (limit 16)
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6 – 10 p.m. (limit 16)
  • Monday, February 25, 2019, 6 – 10 p.m. (limit 16)
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6 – 10 p.m. (limit 16)
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6 – 10 p.m. (limit 16)
  • Monday, April 29 , 2019, 6 – 10 p.m. (limit 16)

We understand that “life happens” and you can cancel up to 24 hours before the start of the course through Starfish or by contacting us. If you do not attend and do not cancel in time, you will be subject to a $50 no-show fee, payable to the Jefferson College Bursar’s Office.

If you have any questions, you can contact:

Tracy Jones                                        Dr. J. C. Cook
Health Records Specialist                  Director, Emergency Services Program

(540) 985-8501                                   (540) 985-8317
Tljones1@jchs.edu                             jccook@jchs.edu

Need a copy of any of your health or clinical records?

Do We Have Them?

  • Past Students from 2017 – Current Students: Your records will be on a 10-year retention schedule. As long as it has been less than 10 years since you last attended Jefferson, we have your records.
  • Past Students from 2011 – 2016: Your records are on a 7-year retention schedule, so as long as it has been less than 7 years since you last attended Jefferson, we have your records.
  • Past Students from 2010 or before: I am sorry, but your files have been purged. Students that left the college before 2017 had a required retention record of 7 years, which has now passed.

How Do I Request Them?

  • Get the Authorization to Release form.
    - Stop by the Health Records office on the 4th floor of the College.
    - E-mail/fax/call the Health Records Specialist to get a copy emailed or faxed to you.
    - Download the Authorization for Release form below.
  • Fill out the form.
  • Return the form to the Health Records Specialist via fax, the online portal, or in-person.
    - DO NOT E-MAIL the form back, as it could be an unsecure method.
  • Allow 24-48 hours for records to be ready.

What Methods Can Be Used to Receive Them?

  • Fax
  • Mail
  • Pick up in person

Click here to download the Authorization to Release Form.

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