Posted: May 21, 2012
Central Washington University’s Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedicine Program was awarded continuing accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The recent peer review was conducted by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors.
“We’ve worked hard to create a superior program,” said Keith Monosky, director of the paramedicine program. “The CAAHEP performs a rigorous review, including onsite inspections and participant interviews. This award of accreditation means our program conforms to the highest national standards.”
CWU’s EMS-Paramedicine Program has been training individuals in prehospital emergency medical care since 1973 and is one of only a few baccalaureate degree-awarding paramedic programs in the country with an accreditation from CAAHEP. It was also one of the first programs to be accredited by CAAHEP.
The EMS-Paramedicine Program provides comprehensive education in paramedicine with an unparalleled depth and breadth of scope. It boasts a five-year 96 percent pass-rate on the National Registry Exam for Paramedics, with nearly 90 percent passing on their first attempt. In addition, virtually all CWU graduates get placement into their chosen profession.