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The standards are very comprehensive, but are flexible enough to relate to agencies of all sizes and types. There are over 100 of them, covering all aspects of ambulance operations. They include standards for agency management; financial management, budgeting and strategic planning; relations with outside agencies; mutual aid and disaster…

What do the accreditation standards include?




CAAS accreditation is designed to help EMS agencies increase organizational performance and efficiency, increase clinical quality, and decrease risk and liability. Accreditation provides a template for making comprehensive organization changes that improve the overall performance of the organization. An independent review validates that accredited agencies are adhering to the highest…

What are the advantages of CAAS?


In March 1982, the American Ambulance Association (AAA) sponsored a Needs Assessment Workshop in Kansas City, Missouri, to analyze the status of the EMS industry. The participants compiled a list of the twenty most pressing issues facing emergency medical services, the first of which was the need for high quality…

What is the history of CAAS?