New guide addresses staff education efforts

Are you one of the many readers of Patient Education Management that wears "more than one hat?" If your responsibilities include staff education, consider the newly released Joint Commission Guide to Staff Education. The book, a collaborative effort between JCAHO and the Health Care Education Association (HCEA), provides advice from experts in the field and examples from organizations breaking new ground in health care staff education.

Topics covered in the book include:

  • competency assessment;
  • orientation for new staff mentoring, preceptorship, and coaching;
  • technological advances in learning mediums;
  • ensuring administrative support;
  • budgeting;
  • using consultants vs. inhouse resources;
  • linking staff development to business strategy;
  • documentation.

The price of the guide is $55; $46.75 for HCEA members. To order, visit, or call (630) 792-5800.

Promotion of events on patient education

If your organization is sponsoring a future event pertinent to patient education managers, send us the information at least two months prior to the scheduled date and we will help you get the word out. Details should include event title, theme and purpose, dates and times, and cost. Information can be sent via e-mail to Susan Cort Johnson, Editor, Patient Education Management: Or mail information to: P.O. Box 64, Westwood, CA 96137.