CAAS Announces Its NEW Accreditation Webinar Series
Prepare for Accreditation Using the New v3.0 CAAS Standards
Sarah McEntee, Executive Director
Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services
Learn How To:
- Plan and budget for accreditation
- Motivate staff for accreditation
- Prepare your application
- Develop application documentation
This Four-part Webinar Series is the newest CAAS educational program designed to assist you in planning for your accreditation or re-accreditation using the CAAS Gold Standards. The program consists of FOUR 60-90 minute live online sessions. It provides an overview of the application process and clearly defines what can be expected throughout. Faculty address the benefits of accreditation and identify ways in which you can increase operational and clinical performance, reduce risk and liability, and maximize your market position as a result. The online format provides you the opportunity to participate without leaving your office. Each of the four live sessions are recorded, allowing registered attendees access to the archived sessions as early as 24 hours after the live event. Watch a missed session, or share the recorded sessions with other members of your agency involved in the CAAS process.
Who Should Attend
CAAS accreditation is open to all private, public, fire-based, inter-facility, volunteer, or hospital-based agencies providing ground medical transport. The practical information provided in this course will save countless hours of time, answer questions, and assist managers, QI supervisors, or other designated accreditation coordinators to plan and execute an effective accreditation program within their own agency.
Webinar Registration Form
Session 1- Introduction/ Course Objectives/ CAAS Overview/ History/ CAAS Organizational Structure/ Reasons Why an Ambulance Service Should Be Accredited/ Accredited Agencies/ Value of Accreditation/ CAAS Accreditation Beyond the EMS Community/ Question and Answer Session
Session 2- Why Seek Accreditation/ Internal and External Reasons for Accreditation/ Planning for Your Accreditation/ Assessing and Preparing Your Team/ Educating Your Staff, Officals and Others/ Challenges of a Union Workforce/ Policy and Procedure Development and Implementation/ Legal /Question and Answer Session
Session 3- Meeting the Standards/ Organization/ Inter-Agency Relations/ Managment/ Financial Management/ Community Relations and Public Affairs/ Human Resources/ Clinical Standards/ Safe Operations and Managing Risk/ Equipment and Facilities/ Communications/ Question and Answer Session
Session 4- Completing The Application/ Agency Documentation/ Preparing for the Off Site Review/ Preparing for the On Site Review/ Panel of Commissioners/ Granting of Accreditation, Denials and Appeals/ Annual Updates and Reaccreditation Process/ Addressing Organizational Changes/ Celebrating Your Success/ Promoting Your Accreditation/ Question and Answer Session
Dates and Times
The series consists of four 60-90 minute sessions over two weeks. Live sessions are scheduled for:
Session 1- March 31, 2010,
Session 2- April 1, 2010
Session 3- April 5, 2010
Session 4- April 7, 2010
All Sessions begin at 11am Pacific-- 12 pm Mountain-- 1pm Central-- 2pm Eastern
If you miss any live online sessions, you will have access to view the recorded sessions 24 hours after the live event.
The registration fee for the online series is $325. Registration fee includes live access with opportunity to particpate in question and answer forums. In addition, registered attendees also recieve free bonus materials, including: sample documents, the CAAS Standards Guide (a $25 value), the CAAS Application Package (a $100 value) and access to the recorded CAAS Accreditation Webinar series (a $225 value), so you can share your learning experience with your staff after the series is over. To assist CAAS in planning and preparation, please register before March 24, 2010. Early registration is encouraged as class size will be limited. Fill out the Webinar Series Registration Form.
Confirmation details, materials and login information will be distributed to registered attendees via email prior to the first session.
Bundle, Learn and Save
For the ultimate learning experience, attend one of our CAAS Accreditation Full Day Seminars. These in-person, fully interactive day long sessions are the best way to fully experience the CAAS education process, participate in actual group interactions and best practice sessions. Registered attendees automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar series, a perfect opportunity to review or refresh program details. Spend the entire day with CAAS, and then share your experience with the rest of your personnel when you return! For more information, click here or call CAAS at 847-657-6828.
Sarah McEntee is the executive director for CAAS. Prior to her appointment, she was program director for the New England EMS Institute in Manchester, N.H., where she was responsible for the management and direction of three concurrent CoAEMSP-accredited paramedic programs.
A career paramedic since 1989, Sarah has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience with hospital-based, commercial and municipal EMS systems. Sarah has previously served as clinical consultant and project manager for EMS providers nationwide, and served as an active CAAS site reviewer for nearly ten years prior to her appointment as executive director. Sarah routinely presents at EMS and other healthcare conferences and continues to promote quality in the EMS industry.