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CWU's Paramedicine Program 2012 Annual Report Praised

Central Washington University's Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedicine Program had its annual report accepted with high praise from its national regulatory agency, the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

According to the review, “The CoAEMSP is pleased to inform you that your report was received and was found to be consistent with the Committee’s expectations at this stage. Program faculty are to be commended for their efforts. All outcomes thresholds were met.”

As of January 1, 2013, all paramedic education programs in the United States are required to become accredited.  In addition, all accredited paramedicine programs are required to submit an Annual Report that includes program information, results of the specific outcomes assessments, and the program’s analyses and action plans to address any sub-threshold results in those outcomes.

"We've worked hard to create a superior program and we are beginning to become recognized nationwide for our efforts" said Keith Monosky, director of the paramedicine program.

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 accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (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.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,

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