Credible education through accreditation
FEBRUARY 2018 / IN THIS ISSUE
  • Update: Revised Annual Report
  • Register Now for CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop in Portland
  • Congratulations to these Paramedic Programs Achieving Initial CAAHEP Accreditation
  • By the Numbers
  • Site Visitor Dr. Walt Stoy Receives Leadership Award
  • Help Us Celebrate Our 40th Anniversary
Update: Revised Annual Report
The CoAEMSP is revising the Annual Report tool and transitioning toward an Excel based Annual Report. Recently 200 Paramedic programs were randomly selected to participate in the pilot test; they will report data for the 2017 calendar year. Their deadline for completing the new tool is May 1, 2018.

As you are aware, the previous Annual Report template provided through CAAHEP has been discontinued and programs were not required to submit the traditional Annual Report for 2017. The 200 programs randomly selected are required to participate; however, programs that do not meet the required thresholds will not be subjected to further review based on the 2017 outcomes.

The previous reporting format added data each year and tabulated that information and provided three and five year averages. The new Annual Report is a yearly report for the past calendar year that does not add to prior years of information.

For the annual reporting process, students must be organized in cohorts regardless of the format (i.e., semester, quarter, block, module, or other) and programs must establish and publish an ‘on-time graduation’ date. This date is established by the program as the reasonable amount of time that students should be able to complete all components of the program if the syllabus and sequencing are followed. Programs will continue to be required to establish an on-time graduation date for each cohort.

In the new Annual Report, on-time graduation* becomes even more important since the program will report the number of students enrolled and the number graduated in the cohort. Students who have not completed ‘on-time’ graduation will appear as attrition.

*On-time graduation means enrolled students are expected to complete all course requirements in order to graduate in the designated time-to-certificate or degree for the program. The resources must be allocated to build and deliver the program in this period of time.

Program Directors will be surveyed in the following months regarding feedback on the piloted report template, concerns or confusion on the data elements, and recommendations for changes. The initial reaction has been positive and the program directors are finding the new Annual Report tool to be user friendly. Beginning in 2019, all CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) and CAAHEP Accredited (Initial and Continuing) programs will be required to submit the Annual Report for 2018 with a due date going forward of March 15th.
Registration Now Open for CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop in Portland

April 26-27
Portland, Oregon
550 SW Oak St
Portland, OR 97204

Courtyard Portland City Center is in the heart of the Financial District, and just steps from the Max Light Rail, Pioneer Place, Pearl District, and many other well known landmarks.

Get the Early Bird Workshop Rate!
Registrations received and paid before March 15, 2018, 5:00 pm CENTRAL time are eligible for the Early Bird rate of $350.

These workshops will focus on the 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the Self Study Report templates. These accreditation workshops will serve as an invaluable resource for new program directors, lead instructors, and deans as well as the seasoned program directors.

Congratulations to these Paramedic Programs Achieving Initial CAAHEP Accreditation
American/Backus Paramedic Program Consortium, Norwich, CT
Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD
Davidson County Community College, Lexington, NC
East Baton Rouge Parish EMS, Baton Rouge, LA
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
St. Johns River State College, Palatka, FL
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
CCCC/EMTS, Inc EMS Consortium, Pembroke, MA
Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services, Riverdale, GA
Collins Career Center-Chesapeake, Chesapeake, OH
Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, AZ
El Paso Fire Department, El Paso, TX
First Response EME/Canton Fire Consortium for EMS Education, Stoughton, MA
Health Career Institute, West Palm Beach, FL
Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH
Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY
Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL
Life EMS Academy/El Paso ESD 2 Consortium, El Paso, TX
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
Motlow State Community College, Fayetteville, TN
Pitt Community College, Winterville, NC
Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
Rappahannock Community College, Glenns, VA
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX
West Point Fire Department, West Point, GA
It's our 40th Anniversary! Send Us Your Photos & Messages! Visit our New History Page!
The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services (CoAEMSP) is pleased to be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018.

Be sure to visit the history page in the 40th anniversary section of our website.

We invite you to send a message that can be shared with the EMS community on our website, in our monthly newsletters, or in other possible methods of communications.

In addition, if you have photos from the past 40 years that relate to the history of the CoAEMSP and accreditation, we encourage you to send them to Jennifer Anderson Warwick at jennifer@coaemsp.org .
By the Numbers
CoAEMSP Site Visitor
Dr. Walt Stoy Receives Leadership Award
Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P was recently awarded the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award at EMS Today 2018. The award recognized Dr. Stoy as a leader, professor, and visionary to the field and future of EMS. The James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award is given to individuals or agencies who have exhibited the drive and tenacious effort necessary to develop improved EMS systems, resolve important EMS issues, and bring about positive EMS system changes.

Stoy is internationally renowned for his endeavors in Emergency Medicine and is recognized by his peers as a ground-breaker and national leader in the field of EMS Educators. In 1984 he assisted in the creation of STAT Medivac. In the 90’s he served as the Executive Director of Emergency Medicine Enhancement Project with the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar. In 1998 he created the Bachelor’s program in Emergency Medicine for EMS personnel at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the creator and founding president of the National Association of EMS Educators and the Principal Investigator/Project Director over the EMS national standard curricula for the United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Currently Dr. Stoy is a professor and director of the undergraduate program in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and is the Director of the Office of Education at the Center for Emergency Medicine.

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CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
April 26-27, 2018
Portland, Oregon
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
October 25-26, 2018
Location to be determined
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Jennifer S. Anderson Warwick, MA
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