EMT News and Updates
CoAEMSP Letter of Review, 1/4/13, By Daniel Beil
Cuyahoga Community College EMT Program received a Letter of Review from the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions. According to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP):
"Letter of Review is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation." (CAAHEP, 2013)
Paramedic Curriculum Change, effective Fall 2012, 12/6/2011, by Daniel Beil
The EMT Department is changing the Paramedic curriculum to meet updated education standards. Students beginning the paramedic program in Fall 2012 will take an additional course, EMT 2370 Paramedic Theory V. This will add five semester hours to the total paramedic program. The prerequisites include the EMT Short Term certificate. Students who have completed EMT training at another institution will need to take EMT 1400 Paramedic Success, or equivalent coursework to meet entry requirements.