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CoARC Standards. A Walk Through the Changes 2003 VS 2010. Objectives. Comparison of 2003 Versus 2010 CoARC Standards. Focus on What Is Different. Questions & Answers. www.coarc.com. What’s Different?.

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CoARC Standards

A Walk Through the Changes

2003 VS 2010


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Objectives

  • Comparison of 2003 Versus 2010 CoARC Standards.

  • Focus on What Is Different.

  • Questions & Answers

www.coarc.com


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What’s Different?

  • All programs are now required to prepare students at a competency level consistent with the national credentialing examination for registered respiratory therapists.

  • This level of preparation better equips graduates to enter practice with the requisite knowledge and professional competencies needed to work effectively in partnership with other healthcare providers.

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What’s Different?

  • Greater emphasis on the desired foundation and practice, the manner in which programs must assess student achievement of competencies, and the importance of the development of the student as a health care professional.

  • Allows programs to remain creative and innovative in program design and the methods used to enable students to achieve program goals and acquire the competencies needed for entry into practice.

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What’s Different?

  • The Standards have been renumbered, restructured, and clarified.

  • The Standards are organized into five sections.

  • The Guidelines used in the previous Standards have either been incorporated into the Standards or removed altogether.

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What’s Different?

  • The five new sections are:

  • I - Program Administration and Sponsorship;

  • II - Institutional and Personnel Resources;

  • III - Program Goals, Outcomes, and Assessment (formerly Standards II and IV);

  • IV -Curriculum (formerly Standard III); and

  • V - Fair Practices and Recordkeeping.

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What’s Different?

  • Definitions– the use of a definitions list provides clarification of key terms (5 pages).

  • Evidence of Compliance- Below each Standard to clarify the requirements for compliance with each Standard.

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Evidence of Compliance

  • Facilitates response to progress reports and accreditation actions by CoARC, development of self-study reports, and site visit prep/review.

  • Each item of evidence represents the minimal information necessary to determine compliance.

  • Each item must be addressed.

  • Additional information that the program believes supports compliance may also be provided.

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Standard I – Program Administration and Sponsorship

  • Institutional Accreditation

  • Consortium

  • Sponsor Responsibilities

  • Program Location

  • Substantive Changes

  • Affiliate Agreements

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Standard II – Institutional and Personnel Resources

  • Institutional Resources

  • Personnel Resources

  • Key Program Personnel

  • Program Director

  • Director of Clinical Education

  • Medical Director

  • Instructional Faculty

  • Administrative and Support Staff

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Standard III – Program Goals, Outcomes, and Assessment

  • Statement of Program Goals

  • Assessment of Program Goals

  • Assessment of Program Resources

  • Student Evaluation

  • Assessment of Program Outcomes

  • Reporting Program Outcomes

  • Clinical Site Evaluation

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Standard IV– Curriculum

  • Minimum Course Content

  • Minimum Competencies

  • Length of Study

  • Equivalency

  • Clinical Practice

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Standard V– Fair Practices and Recordkeeping

  • Disclosure

  • Non-discriminatory Practice

  • Safeguards

  • Academic Guidance

  • Student Identification

  • Student Records

  • Program Records

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