September 23, 2010
CoAEMSP Site Visitor Scoop

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Now You Can Download Program Material Online!

Have you just been confirmed to conduct a site visit in November? Anxious to receive the Program's self study report, annual report, and student questionnaires so you can begin reviewing them?

CoAEMSP has the answer - FileShare! The CoAEMSP Board recently began to encourage use of the FileShare, which decreases costs for programs because the only site visit related material mailed is the per diem check. Board members are receiving their meeting material and a few site visitors have begun to access self study reports this way.
What is a FileShare system, you ask? The FileShare system enables CoAEMSP to upload program files to a secure server that you can access from anywhere, with any device; no firewall issues or need for special ports. Forgot the thumb drive with the Program's self study report? No problem, just access your secure account.

For faster access to files, no longer waiting on staff to send, and the shipping company to deliver your material, just email Jennifer.  She will ensure an account is created for you and the material is uploaded to the server.
The site visitor webinars that took place this summer will be available on this secure server, too, allowing you to access them easily.

Stay tuned for the date FileShare will be accessible to you.
Site Visitor Manual Updated

Questions? Contact Jennifer at jennifer@coaemsp.orgor 817.330.0080, EXT 114.

Updates have been made to the Site Visitor Manual, and you are asked to either save a new copy or print off the new sections:

  • Intro: Page 2 - mobile phone numbers were added for Dr. Hatch and Jennifer

  • Appendix G: CoAEMSP Interpretations of the CAAHEP Standards

The Site Visitor Manual may be downloaded in its entirety.

Update Your Traveler Profile
Take the Necessary Steps Now to be Sure You Are Ready To Travel!

Questions? Contact Tina Richmond with Travel Leaders at 281.480.0111, EXT 3130.
Effective November 1, all passengers are required to have Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) in their reservation at least 72 hours prior to departure. You will be unable to travel without providing this information.

In compliance with this mandate from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you will be required to provide Secure Flight Passenger Data (full name, date of birth, gender and redress number, if applicable) to purchase any ticket or to travel.

You will need to provide SFPD on your traveler profile with Travel Leaders; you may update your data or create a new profile here.
Save Personal Calls For Before or After the Site Visit

The CoAEMSP staff has received complaints from fellow site visitors and program directors that some site visitors are taking personal telephone calls and texting during site visits.

CoAEMSP appreciates you taking time away from your family and work to support this critical step in the accreditation process; we understand that in this technological age family and work can reach you at any time!

However, in order to maintain the professionalism and integrity of the CoAEMSP, it is necessary for site visitors to follow certain guidelines. While conducting a site visit, please limit phone calls and texting to either before the site visit begins in the morning or when it concludes for the day. A great deal of work is compacted into a 1 day site visit and using that time for personal matters detracts from the purpose of the visit.

Thank you for adhering to this policy.

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Jennifer Anderson Warwick, MA