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Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs
for the Emergency Medical Services Professions



In This Issue
Submit Comments to Proposed Annotated CAAHEP Standards
New Interpretations: Medical Director
New Policy Approved by Board
Visit CoAEMSP at NAEMSE Annual Symposium
Why EMS Needs Higher Education
Important Message for Potential Students
By the Numbers
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UPCOMING EVENTS

AUGUST 26
Listening Session for
Proposed Annotated CAAHEP
Standards for EMSP
SEPTEMBER 16-21
NAEMSE Annual Symposium 2014
Reno, Nevada

OCTOBER 22
Listening Session for
Proposed Annotated CAAHEP
Standards for EMSP

DECEMBER 2
Listening Session for
Proposed Annotated CAAHEP
Standards for EMSP

DECEMBER 31
Comment End
Date for Proposed CAAHEP
Standards for EMSP
News from the CoAEMSP 
A COMMITTEE ON ACCREDITATION OF CAAHEP

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AUGUST 2014

Submit Comments to Proposed Annotated CAAHEP Standards
 
Comments are being solicited from the EMS community for the "Proposed Annotated CAAHEP Standards for EMSP" through an online survey and listening sessions.

Organizations receiving this announcement are encouraged to notify their constituents of the opportunity for public comment. Public comments intended for consideration by the CoAEMSP must be received no later than December 31, 2014.

VIEW the "Proposed Annotated CAAHEP Standards for EMSP" document.

ONLINE SURVEY
Comments are being accepted via an online survey available here.
 
Comments sent by U.S. Mail, email, and faxes are NOT accepted.

LISTENING SESSIONS
In addition to the online survey tool, the CoAEMSP will be holding listening sessions on the following dates and times via GoToMeeting:

1. Tuesday, August 26 @ 12:30pm Central / Register
2. Wednesday, October 22 @ 4pm Central
3. Tuesday, December 2 @ 11am Central

(Registration for future listening sessions will open immediately following the prior listening session.)
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The CoAEMSP is responsible for developing and periodically revising the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines in order to maintain: a) compliance with CAAHEP policy, including the Standards Template; and b) congruence between the educational preparation of students and the accepted state of practice for the discipline.
New Interpretations: Medical Director
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Staff Contact:
george@coaemsp.org
or gordy@coaemsp.org

The CoAEMSP Board of Directors approved new interpretations during its August 1-2, 2014, meeting. The interpretations focus on the medical director, specifically assuring competence of each graduate by signing a terminal competency form and the method of signing such a document.

The companion document, the "CoAEMSP Interpretations of the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines" contains the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in the Emergency Medical Services Professions with CoAEMSP interpretations adopted by CoAEMSP through policies. The interpretations are NOT part of the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines document and are subject to change by CoAEMSP. Policy revisions may occur often, so this document should be reviewed frequently to ensure the most current version.

DOWNLOAD the current CoAEMSP Interpretations of the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines.
New Policy Approved by Board 
Publishing the Letter of Review Status
of a Program
 
The CoAEMSP has a specific policy for a program to publish its CAAHEP accreditation status; however, it did not have a formal policy for a program to publish a CoAEMSP Letter of Review status.

During the recent CoAEMSP Board of Directors meeting, the following policy was approved.

READ THE POLICY
September 16-21, 2014 
Register Now for CoAEMSP Sessions at NAEMSE Annual Symposium



Visit CoAEMSP at the NAEMSE 2014 Annual Symposium September 16-21. We will be conducting educational sessions, and exhibiting in Booth #304. See our schedule below and register today!

Why EMS Needs Higher Education
Art Hsieh,
MA, NREMT-P
by Art Hsieh, MA, NREMT-P

An increasing number of accredited paramedic education programs can lead to better care, career growth, and more respect within the health care industry.

Read the article.


Courtesy of EMS1.com
Be Sure Your Website Includes This Important Message for Potential Students!


"Attention Paramedic Candidates:
Is your program CAAHEP accredited?"

Get the PDF published by NASEMSO for your website and other communications materials.
By the Numbers


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