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A COMMITTEE ON ACCREDITATION OF CAAHEP

JULY 2016 
Outcomes Threshold Report Summary 2015
by Patricia L. Tritt, RN, MA

The CoAEMSP Quality Improvement Committee recently reviewed the analysis of the outcomes data from the 2015 CAAAHEP/CoAEMSP Annual Reports. As a review, the following minimum thresholds are identified:

Outcome
Threshold
Written National or State Credentialing Examinations: Written
70%
Written National or State Credentialing Examinations: Practical
70%
Programmatic Retention
70%
Job (Positive) Placement
70%

Outcomes data are analyzed based on a three-year rolling average. Since Annual Reports are due in December each year and some programs do not have complete data for that previous 12 months, the 3-year "review window" always omits the calendar year of the report submission.

The process of review, analysis, and standardized reporting continues to evolve. Now, instead of waiting for a letter from the CoAEMSP requesting the applicable Standardized Progress Report (s) (SPR) for the threshold(s) not met, those tools (a separate one for each outcome) will now be available on the CoAEMSP website in a fillable pdf format beginning in September 2016 and programs are instructed to complete and submit the applicable SPR(s) at the time of submission of the Annual Report or no later than March 1 following the December 31 annual report due date. Those SPR(s) are then reviewed by the CoAEMSP Quality Improvement Committee and programs are provided feedback: the report is accepted as satisfactory analysis and action plan, or the program is asked to resubmit providing additional information as to how that program intends to improve that outcome.

Results for the 2015 Annual Reports are as follows:

A total of 73 programs were required to submit one or more SPRs for falling below the three-year average on the threshold of one or more outcomes (15% of all reporting programs). Sixty (60) programs were required to submit an SPR for 1 outcome, 11 programs for 2 outcomes, and 2 programs for 3 outcomes.

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CAAHEP Accreditation Workshops:
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OCTOBER 13 & 14
SALT LAKE CITY
Salt Lake Marriott at City Creek


DECEMBER 1 & 2

DALLAS - FT. WORTH
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center


This updated accreditation workshop will focus on the new 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the new Self Study Report templates. This workshop is a must for new program directors as well as seasoned program directors!

Because all programs will be transitioning to the new Self Study Reports (SSRs), and more than 200 programs will be going through the accreditation process for the first time, these workshops will serve as an invaluable resource.
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Just Days Away! Evaluating Student Competency Session, More!
CoAEMSP is at the NAEMSE Educator Symposium!

AUGUST 1-6, 2016
FORT WORTH, TEXAS


PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION


Evaluating Student Competency
Monday, August 1, 8 am to 5 pm
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CoAEMSP BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CAAHEP Unplugged--Accreditation Update 2016
Saturday, August 6, 10:10am to 11:10am
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CoAEMSP Case Studies
Saturday, August 6, 1:30pm to 2:30 pm
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CAAHEP/CoAEMSP Annual Reports
Saturday, August 6, 2:40pm to 3:40pm
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VISIT the CoAEMSP EXHIBIT BOOTH!
Meet One-on-One with CoAEMSP Staff and Board Members
Find us at Booth #502
Annual Fees Were Due July 1
Avoid Additional Processing Fees & Other Necessary Actions!
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Staff Contact: Ruth Crump, ruth@coaemsp.org; (214) 703-8445 x116
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In early May the 2016-17 the invoice for the annual accreditation fee was emailed to programs that are CAAHEP accredited, hold the CoAEMSP Letter of Review, or are in the process of seeking accreditation. The annual accreditation Fee of $1,400 was due July 1, and is considered late if not postmarked by July 31.  

An Additional Processing Fee invoice of $500 will be sent in August for past due Annual Accreditation Fees.

If your program requires that a Purchase Order appear on the invoice, email this request immediately to ruth@coaemsp.org.

The CoAEMSP does not waive processing fees. Do not delay, pay today!
Milestones
In recognition of an educational milestone being achieved, the CoAEMSP would like to recognize those who have furthered their education and earned a Masters degree or higher. Congratulations!

Jon Whitmar, MS, program director of the Paramedic program at Ivy Tech, South Bend, Indiana, earned the Master of Science in Leadership degree from Trine University, Angola, Indiana, on May 3, 2016.
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