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Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

Preparing for Accreditation & Reaccreditation Webinars

We typically conduct a workshop called Preparing for Accreditation each year prior to AMTC. This year, we will conduct a virtual workshop for programs who are applying for accreditation or interested in applying and a separate workshop for programs that are re-accrediting.

There will be a registration and fee for these workshops. CE’s will be available to attendees. Watch the website for the date to be announced and please register to get the latest updates in policies and standards that will include drafts for the 12 Edition. camts.org

COMING SOON – Webcasts

CAMTS is also in the process of posting webcasts to address some of the information gaps for transport professionals who have frequent questions about standards and the accreditation process. We will also post a webcast interview each month called “Meet the Board” to introduce individual Board members and highlight their level of experience and expertise. These webcasts will be free of charge.

CAMTS – Sponsors HHS COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Workgroup

For several months, the COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Workgroup of the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS/ASPR) has been conducting webinars several times a week that have been viewed by over 30,000 people around the world.

The Project Echo platform is focused on the pandemic to bring in experts in EMS, Emergency Departments and Critical Care Units to discuss their latest treatments, findings and outcomes. The CAMTS Executive Board participates in these webinars and recently became a sponsor. As a sponsor, CAMTS distributes invitations to upcoming webinars such as the one held each week – “National COVID-19 Grand Rounds: Emergency Department” to all accredited services, site surveyors and Board members.

To sign up for COVID-19 conferences by HHS go to:
http://eepurl.com/gXrm1z
For past recorded sessions:  https://echo.unm.edu/covid-19/sessions/hhs-aspr-clinical-rounds

Accreditation Standards 12th Edition and Best Practices

REMINDER
The second draft revisions to the 12th Edition Accreditation Standards is posted on the camts.org website. All comments and suggestions are welcome. The Standards Committee plans to present a final draft to the Board of Directors next year with the 12th Edition to be published by fall of 2021.

The 7th Edition of Best Practices will be available by October 2020. In this edition, there are more than 100 selected policies and practices from air and ground operators, private agencies and accredited services that meet or exceed the intent of the current and revised accreditation standards. Watch for announcements on the camts.org website.