The commission has posted its second draft of the 12th edition, highlighting proposed changes. People can submit comments and suggestions for the standards at any time; however, if they do it now it will be considered for the next revision. The tentative publication date for the 12th edition standards is October 2021.
The commission said it was particularly interested in receiving comments for the standards that relate to clinical education. Advances in human patient simulation, interactive computer-based education and recent changes in national and international education programs have changed over the past several years. CAMTS has generally supported educational courses that have been developed and endorsed by many of the practice organizations that are represented on the CAMTS Board. The commission has also been open to courses that have been developed or adapted by specific transport programs as long as they have been reviewed and approved by the CAMTS Education Committee.
In a statement, CAMTS said: “We want to make sure the standards are leading best practices in initial and continuing education. How clinical competencies are established, measured and monitored are an extremely important part of the transport environment and your thoughts about these would be greatly appreciated.
“We look at the standards as your standards, written by the experts that do medical transport every day. Tell us what you’re doing and how you think the standards need to change.”
If anyone wants to send in comments or suggestions, they can do so by using the Standard Comments and Change form. If anyone has more general comments on education standards, you can email Dudley.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.