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Joint Commission offering new online continued education coursesPublished 3/12/2008

Traveling is no longer a prerequisite for attending Joint Commission Resources (JCR) education programs. JCR’s new Learning Management System makes it possible to offer selected courses online. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

This learning alternative will serve administrators, support personnel and health care workers with courses that meet their needs. Upcoming topics include accreditation, Environment of Care, infection control and patient safety.

These online courses are developed with the content expertise of Joint Commission surveyors, JCR consultants and internal and external experts of the Joint Commission to ensure they provide the most up to date and accurate information.

This easy-to-use system features both audio and video-based courses. It gives participants the opportunity to control the pace at which they learn by allowing them to log on to their computer and complete the work when it’s most convenient.

For courses offering continuing education credit participants will be able to complete the courses online, and instantly receive their credits. Other features of the system will allow participants to track their educational progress and monitor continuing education credits on an ongoing basis.

The new system also allows participants to register for individual courses, unlike some web-based learning systems that require participants to subscribe to a series of courses.

"The new Learning Management System allows JCR to offer a wider range of courses and meet the needs of busy health care professionals," says Charles Macfarlane, FACHE, CAE, vice president for Learning, JCR. "We are very enthused about the new opportunities for learning that this system offers."

Current course offerings include: Who’s on Your Staff? Credentialing and Privileging: The Fundamentals; Turning Data into Useful Information; Environment of Care: Fire Safety; Accreditation Update: S3; Environment of Care: Utilities and Clinical Engineering; Challenging Standards in Hospital Accreditation; It’s a Long Way Down: Reducing the Risk of Patient Falls; and Patient Safety on the Line: Using Technology to Aid Effective Communication Among Caregivers.

For more information about JCR’s Learning Management System, please call 630.268.7400 or visit

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