MAY 2021 / IN THIS ISSUE
  • Just Released! CoAEMSP Corporate Annual Report
  • Annual Fee Due July 31
  • Virtual Office Hours with CoAEMSP Staff May 26
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • A Story From One of Our Programs
  • Reinstituting Fee Effective July 1, 2021: Failure to Notify a Key Personnel Change
  • Just 10 Seats Left! July CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
  • ACCREDITCON is in Less Than 2 Weeks!
  • Number of Paramedic Programs
  • Milestones
  • Disclaimer
Just Released!
CoAEMSP Corporate Annual Report


The CoAEMSP Annual Report for the 2019-2020 fiscal year is now available here and on our website.

While this past fiscal year started out "normal," it quickly turned into a year like no other. The CoAEMSP maintained its flexibility, supported programs, and learned a great deal in the process.

We encourage you to review the accomplishments made during this past fiscal year covered in the 2019-2020 CoAEMSP Annual Report.
Your Annual Fee is Due July 31
Staff Contact: Sybil Land, sybil@coaemsp.org

The annual accreditation fee invoice for the 2021-2022 academic year was sent to your program director on May 5, 2021. The fee is due July 31, 2021.

The CoAEMSP is encouraging all programs to pay its invoices via Automated Clearing House (ACH). This is in an effort to save time, streamline processes, reduce data entry, and eliminate additional processing fees. Payments may also be made via the View and Pay option located within the invoice.

Checks mailed using a traceable carrier such as UPS, USPS, or FedEx will also be accepted; however, we are moving toward requiring all future payments to be made via ACH or View and Pay. Credit cards are not accepted.

All programs selecting to pay by ACH should email a payment advice to sybil@coaemsp.org. (A payment advice provides the details on payment and provides advance notice to the recipient.)

The advantages of paying via ACH or the View and Pay Invoice are:
•   pay directly through the invoice
•   secure environment
•   payment processes in 3 days instead of 3 weeks (checks)
•   automatically applies to the invoice (less data entry errors)

Thank you for your attention to this upcoming annual accreditation fee cycle.
Only 2 Left! Open to Everyone!
Virtual Office Hours with CoAEMSP Staff
May 26
4:00-5:00pm Central

LAST ONE!
June 30
4:00-5:00pm Central
Mark your calendars

To support program directors in navigating accreditation as an everyday activity, the CoAEMSP staff is introducing monthly “Virtual Office Hours,” an open time when program directors, deans, medical directors, and lead instructors can drop into a Zoom call with staff without scheduling a meeting.

To do so, simply click the Zoom link below. You can ask questions or seek guidance about accreditation or any other challenges--we are here to support you!

Nuanced or confidential questions should be addressed with the appropriate staff person outside "Virtual Office Hours."

"Virtual Office Hours" are limited to the first 100 to join, which will allow two-way communication.

To join via your web browser: click here

To join via the Zoom app:
Meeting ID: 865 6111 2834
Passcode: 567527

Upcoming Webinars

Staff Contact: Jennifer Anderson Warwick, jennifer@coaemsp.org

Join us for these webinars, each focusing on a component of the CAAHEP Standards. Each webinar is approximately 60 minutes:



July 8, 1pm Central
Maintaining an Accredited Program: Just what were those Program Director Responsibilities Again?

August 12, 1pm Central
Evaluate Your Examinations: The Significance of High Stakes Examination Analysis

September 9, 1pm Central
How Can I As a Dean Help Support My Program Through the Accreditation Process? What Specific Role Should I Play?

October 7, 1pm Central
Affective Domain Expectations

December 2, 1pm Central
Simulation: Tips and Tricks and Where Do We Go from Here?

Just 10 Seats Remain for July Workshop!
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshops

   







July 28-29, 2021
Just 10 seats remain!

These virtual workshops are held via Zoom and are designed to educate participants on the 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the accreditation process, enhancing the accreditation knowledge of Paramedic program faculty. Through the use of expert presentations and interactive group learning activities, the workshop will provide best practices to avoid common stumbling blocks.
ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS

September 15-16, 2021
Registration will open on July 1
October 13-14, 2021
Registration will open on August 1
November 17-18, 2021
Registration will open on September 1

Seats go fast! Mark your calendars for these registration dates to reserve your spot!
A Story From One of Our Programs

   











Read the article appearing in the Community College Daily about the partnership between Pima Community College (Pima) in Tucson, Arizona, and the U.S. Air Force. The partnership works to expand a high-quality paramedic program and prepare airmen and women for careers in the military and in civilian life. Other community colleges can use this as a model for collaborating with local employers to invest in workplace readiness.

Reinstituting Fee Effective July 1, 2021
Failure to Notify a Key Personnel Change
Effective July 1, 2021, CoAEMSP Policy X.A.10. will be reinstituted. 

After the onset of the pandemic, CoAEMSP made a conscious decision to waive the fee assessed when a program fails to notify the CoAEMSP of a personnel change.

Programs are required to notify the CoAEMSP of a change in personnel [i.e., President/CEO, Dean (or comparable administrator), Program Director, Medical Director, Associate Medical Director, Assistant Medical Director, Lead Instructor].

Programs that fail to notify the CoAEMSP of the personnel change(s) within the times prescribed in CoAEMSP Policy XVI.A-B Personnel Changes will be assessed a $100 fee.

All personnel change documentation must be submitted via email to Lynn Caruthers at lynn@coaemsp.org. If you have questions, contact Lynn at 214.703.8445 ext 115 or visit the personnel page on our website.
Over 400 Guests Already Registered!
ACCREDITCON is in Less Than Two Weeks!
This year's ACCREDITCON may be virtual, but you won't be disappointed! ACCREDITCON 2021 includes 18 information-packed sessions, 28 hand-picked presenters, three engaging roundtables, networking opportunities, and access to CoAEMSP board members and staff.

Attendance at ACCREDITCON also qualifies you for up to 15 CAPCE credits, and sessions can be accessed until December 31! ACCREDITCON is one of the best investments you can make. We look forward to seeing you there.

ACCREDITCON:

  • Educates CoAEMSP constituents on the accreditation process
  • Provides tools for success
  • Offers answers to pertinent questions regarding initial and continuing accreditation
  • Includes presentations on topics having a direct connection with the accreditation process and the CAAHEP Standards

For a current list of CoAEMSP LoR and CAAHEP Accredited programs, visit www.caahep.org.
Milestones
Tina Maloy, MEd, EMTP, Program Director of the Paramedic Program sponsored by Chipola College, Marianna, Fla., earned the Master of Education degree from Western Governors University, conferred on March 8, 2021.

April Rollins, EdD, RN, NRP, Program Director of the Paramedic Program sponsored by College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, Md., earned the Doctor of Education degree from Capella University, conferred on December 31, 2020.


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