The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded continued accreditation to the Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program at Northeast Iowa Community College. The EMS-Paramedic program received the maximum length of time for the renewal before another site visit. The next comprehensive evaluation of the program, including an on-site review, is scheduled to occur no later than 2023.
CAAHEP, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP), evaluated the Paramedic program at NICC, and a peer review at an on-site visit in June recognized the program’s “substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.”
Paramedics, working under the direction of a physician, recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured patients in pre-hospital and emergency care settings. Paramedics work primarily in advanced life-support units and ambulance services under medical supervision and direction.