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: Can I utilize my institutional or organizational policies and procedures instead of creating additional policies and procedures for just the Program?
What do the fees include?
What is Systems Integration and can you provide an example?
What is the duration of accreditation?
What is a Strategic Plan?
Is there a minimum length of time a Program must be in existence before seeking accreditation?
How can the organization use the statement of accreditation?
Accreditation of the SSH accreditation process?
What are the possible Accreditation decisions?
Is there a course or orientation we can take before applying?
Our program would like to apply for accreditation in the area of Assessment, but at this time we only provide marketed courses such as ACLS and PALS. Are we eligible for Accreditation in Assessment?
Concern was expressed about needing to provide budgets and financial support information.
Is SSH seeking to accredit simulation programs or only to approve/endorse their activities?
In order to be considered for accreditation, does my Program have to be in a freestanding Center or facility?
What do we mean when we say “evidence-‐based” such as evidence-‐based educational materials?
In several places there are statements about “experts” and “qualified individuals.” How will these terms be operationalized in an objective and consistent manner?
Requiring a site visit is an expensive element of an accreditation program. Is it necessary that it is included in the processes?
Is the accreditation designation time limited?
What are the expectations for the qualifications of instructors/faculty? Is an advanced degree required or is experience a sufficient qualification? How will competency be demonstrated? Will we need to share the evaluations of our individual instructors and faculty?
If my program wants to be accredited in only Education, and Systems Integration and Patient Safety, is this possible?
How does the Accreditation committee develop and improve its standards and processes?
My simulation Program is fairly new. Is it possible to be accredited when we have only limited experience as a Program or if we have plans for what we intend to do?
I applied for accreditation in 2013 and was found not to have met all of the standards/criteria for accreditation. When is the earliest I can reapply?
How do we reconcile accreditation by SSH with that of other bodies?
Will all Programs -‐ large and small -‐ be able to afford accreditation if the fees are set to fully cover expenses? Will there be an adequate number of Reviewers to review Programs in a timely manner if there is a rapid uptake of SSH accreditation in the simulation community?
What is meant by prioritization of program utilization?
I note that there is not a specific requirement for the amount of dedicated time the Program Director must spend with the Program. How will SSH know what is “adequate?”
Concern was expressed that the process of accreditation would reward “insiders”.
Can I pay in Euros?
If my program was not granted accreditation, when can we reapply?
If my Program wants to only seek accreditation for System-‐ Integration and Patient Safety, is that possible?
What is the expectation for “oversight” and how would a Program reconcile multiple departments using one facility?
: How do we address the potential for accreditation requirements that conflict with current or future standards of other accrediting organizations?
Is there an appeal process if my program is denied accreditation?
Our program is not in the United States: can we still apply?
: I am from a program outside of the United States. Do application materials need to be submitted in English?
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