Incidents involving learners may occur on or off campus while fulfilling requirements of the physician assistant program. These incidents must be documented for protection and safety of all learners, faculty, staff, members of the healthcare team, patients and or patient’s caregivers. In the event of any incident where any learner (didactic or clinical phase) is harmed in any way, the learner must immediately notify the Ithaca College MS-PAS program.
If the incident is following the exposure of a learner to a blood born pathogen the learner should contact the Ithaca College MS-PAS Program immediately and adhere to the program’s Policy and Guidelines for Exposure to Infectious and Environmental Hazards.
If a learner is at a supervised clinical practice experience (SCPE) site, they should immediately inform the clinical preceptor and follow the SCPE site protocols for incident reporting. The learner must also immediately inform the Ithaca College MS-PAS program Director of Clinical Education.
All learners must complete the Ithaca College MS-PAS Program Learner Incident Report (Appendix A) in the event of any incident.