Credible education through accreditation
APRIL 2019 / IN THIS ISSUE
  • Deadline This Thursday for ACCREDITCON Registrations Made with Checks or Purchase Orders
  • FISDAP User Meeting Added to ACCREDITCON Schedule
  • CoAEMSP Will NOT Require 2017 Annual Report Credentialing Results to be Published
  • Apply to Become a Site Visitor
  • Regular Registration for ACCREDITCON Ends April 30
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  • Milestones
  • Upcoming Events
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Deadline This Thursday for ACCREDITCON Registrations Made With Checks or Purchase Orders
Registrations for ACCREDITCON that are made with checks or purchase orders will need to be submitted by Thursday, April, 25.

If you must register using a check or purchase order, be sure to submit it by this Thursday.

You may also register on-site with a check.
FISDAP User Meeting Added to ACCREDITCON Schedule
Want to learn about what’s new at FISDAP? There’s no better place than the FISDAP User Meeting at ACCREDITCON, to be held Saturday, June 1, 4:45 - 6:15 pm. The meeting will cover the following:

•   What’s new and forthcoming
•   A review of the CoAEMSP Appendix G tools
•   New research (2019 research and the 2020 Research Summit)
•   User feedback (your comments, questions, concerns, and ideas)
Annual Report Update:
CoAEMSP Will Not Require 2017 Annual Report Credentialing Results to be Published
Tools that gather and analyze data often require refinements (think bug fixes for apps). The same has proved true for the new CoAEMSP Annual Report. Though the pilot conducted last year provided useful feedback, full implementation of the 2017 report revealed additional fixes to be implemented for the 2018 year.

One of the key outcome metrics is the success rate on the credentialing exam. Ideally, all graduates sit for an exam (e.g. State or National Registry) shortly after program completion. In some situations, graduates elect not to seek a credential as a Paramedic. 

The new Annual Report based the success rate on the number of total graduates, rather than the number of individuals attempting the NREMT or state exam. The CoAEMSP recognizes that this approach can produce a numerical result that does not reflect the actual success of program graduates.

Since programs must accurately post the outcome success measures from the Annual Report on the home page of the Paramedic Program website, programs that choose not to publish its certification results for the 2017 calendar year will not be penalized. Programs that do choose to publish certification results are urged to do so with caution, ensuring the data reflects the percentage of individuals passing the exam based on the number attempting the exam. 

The 2018 Annual Report will address this issue by adding a row and a formula permitting the certification pass rate to be calculated based on the number of individuals attempting a certification exam rather than total graduates of the program.  Please note: Programs will still be required to post their attrition and placement statistics from the 2017 Annual Report.

Other updates to the Report are being discussed and include clarification of parameters for determining attrition dates as well as challenges of locating graduates, and identifying employers to complete the graduate and employer survey process. Credentialing reporting for programs in states that provide both the NREMT and state exam option can also be challenging, especially since some graduates complete both exams and the program receives both results but can only report one (the number of graduates attempting an exam cannot exceed the number of graduates). The CoAEMSP staff is working on solutions for these challenges in its continual effort to offer a meaningful report that provides valuable information to Programs and the public, to both reflect and act upon its outcome measures.
Apply to Become a Site Visitor
The CoAEMSP is increasing its site visitor cadre and is seeking Paramedic educators and physicians to become site visitors for CoAEMSP.

The training workshop will be hosted in conjunction with ACCREDITCON, May 27-31, 2020, in Louisville, for those applicants who have been selected to be site visitors.

FAQs were compiled that answer common questions, and can be found here .

Download the Application here .
Regular Registration Deadline is April 30
May 29-June 2, 2019 / The New Omni Hotel / Louisville, Kentucky

Save $50 when you register for ACCREDITCON by April 30.

Join your colleagues who have already reserved their spot at the first-ever ACCREDITCON, designed to bring you everything you need to know about the accreditation process!

Sessions address SPECIFIC CAAHEP Standards in order to help make the accreditation process as easy as possible.

Listen to experts, interact with CoAEMSP staff and board, plug into best practices, network with peers and colleagues, and get answers to pertinent questions regarding initial and continuing CAAHEP accreditation for Paramedic educational programs.

Get complete information at the ACCREDITCON website!

Reserve your spot now!

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Chris Caulkins, EdD, MPH, NRP, Program Director at Century College, White Bear Lake, Minn., earned the Doctor of Education degree from St. Cloud State University on March 22, 2019.
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