Webinars: Educational Opportunities on Accreditation

Yearning to learn more about accreditation? Join us for complimentary webinars facilitated by CoAEMSP staff and volunteer leadership. Registration is limited to the first 500 people to register. Each webinar will seek the audience’s involvement and offer opportunities to share best practices and ask questions.

If you have a topic you would like the CoAEMSP to consider hosting a webinar on, please email jennifer@coaemsp.org.

July 16
Getting Started: An Action Plan for CAAHEP Accreditation
Pat Tritt

Often the hardest part of any project is organizing a plan to get started. The action plan the CoAEMSP has developed breaks the activities into phases and identifies the activity and associated resources, such as the location on the CoAEMSP website that will provide the necessary information. We will share best practices for developing and implementing an action plan for your program’s next comprehensive review, from writing the self-study report through to responding to the site visit findings.

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July 23
How to Use the Executive Analysis (EA)
Jeff McDonald & Doug York

Ever wondered what the best steps are after you receive the Executive Analysis (EA) for the program’s self-study report? After the initial shock that your self-study report wasn’t as perfect as you thought it’s time to look at the EA as a tool that can make the site visit go from stressful to just another visit by friends. The CoAEMSP returns the EA to the program as a tool to allow the program time to correct areas of concern identified in the self-study report, in order to improve the overall outcome of the accreditation process.

Join us for an informative webinar that addresses the best ways to put the Executive Analysis to work for you. We will look at how the EA is developed and talk about what we, the Reader, see in the self-study report. We will look at the more common areas of concern; and just maybe we’ll take some of the blame for simply not understanding your answers to the questions we asked. In the end, we hope you will see the EA as a tool to improve the ease of your site visit and make your journey through the accreditation process as smooth as possible.

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July 30
How to Use the Interpretations
Mike Miller & Joe Mistovich

The CoAEMSP has adopted through policies interpretations of the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in the Emergency Medical Services Professions. The purpose of the interpretations is to assist Paramedic programs in understanding and maintaining compliance with the new CAAHEP Standards. The interpretations include examples of how programs may choose to demonstrate compliance with each standard. We will share best practices on how your program can use the interpretations to its advantage.

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August 13
Clinical Coordination
Pat Tritt

Hospital clinical rotations, field experience, and capstone field internship have the potential to be incredibly rich experiences for students where they have the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom. Coordinating the schedules is only one aspect of clinical coordination. Selecting appropriate sites, matching students to preceptors, monitoring student attainment of competencies, clinical supervision, and communicating with students and preceptors are all important components. We will explore current challenges in clinical education and best practices in managing the clinical coordination component of the Paramedic educational program.

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September 3
Ask the CoA
Paul Berlin & George Hatch

Chair of the Board Chief Paul Berlin and Executive Director Dr. George Hatch will provide an update on the activities of the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) and discuss the strategic outlook of the organization moving EMS education via credible education.

This is an opportunity to discuss issues, including hearing from the CoAEMSP’s communities of interest on topics of importance; seeking an understanding of the goals and values of the CoAEMSP; asking questions of the CoAEMSP leadership and give feedback; informing Paramedic educational programs about emerging issues in accreditation; informing the CoAEMSP about emerging issues from the perspective of programs; gauging where the communities of interest stand on certain subjects; and serving as a place to identify possible solutions to a problem.

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