January 19, 2021
A faculty member of the MountainView Hospital Paramedic Institute, Troy Tuke, was elected to serve as a member of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions’ (CoAEMSP) Board of Directors.
“I am honored and excited to serve alongside and learn from the other members of the board. The accreditation process is crucial in establishing, assessing, and maintaining a high quality of education provided by any paramedic program,” Tuke said. “The process helps to ensure that each program meets set standards from across the nation as approved by the board. Accreditation benefits each community by assuring a well-prepared and qualified workforce who will provide Advanced Life Support Care in the pre-hospital arena.”
Currently, there are more than 700 paramedic programs across the nation that have received full accreditation.
The inaugural cohort of paramedic students at the MountainView Hospital Paramedic Institute were welcomed in August 2020, after receiving a post-secondary license from the state of Nevada and a letter of review from COAEMSP. The 12 -month program involves a stringent didactic regimen and hands-on clinical immersion. Each student has a minimum of one year field experience as an Advanced EMT and recommendation from the EMS service for which they work prior to acceptance in to the program.
MountainView Hospital is a proud partner with local Fire Departments and private EMS transport agencies in creation of the program. The Paramedic Institute will also partner with supporting educators of the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium and emergency physician directors at MountainView Hospital.
MountainView Hospital is currently the only hospital in Las Vegas as well as the HCA Healthcare enterprise to offer an extensive educational and training program for pre-hospital paramedic professionals throughout the Las Vegas Valley.