Tips from TSE: Educators’ role in meeting Joint Commission standard

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, May 15, 2009

The Joint Commission standard APR.09.02.01 deals with the reporting of safety or quality of care concerns. Here are some suggestions for standard adherence:

  • Include information about reporting safety concerns during orientation
  • Address this issue during mandatory training
  • Discuss the implications of this standard during staff meetings
  • Document discussions of this standard, e.g., on orientation checklists, as part of training, or in staff meeting minutes

This is an issue that must be addressed with tact and frankness. Since it involves the implementation of education, you must work with administration and management to ensure proper achievement of this standard.

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from the May issue of The Staff Educator. Discover all the benefits of subscribing to The Staff Educator!

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