Education Department

The Education Department at T.J. Samson Community Hospital provides educational, health promotion, and health protection services through the Continuing Education and Patient-Family Education divisions. We emphasize and advocate a spirit of teamwork and collaboration; whether we are assisting professional and support staff, patients, or patient-support teams, we remain committed to best practices for best care.

Continuing Education Division 
Through the Continuing Education Division, all employees of the T.J. Regional Health Entity have access to relevant courses required for re-licensure, information, or expanded knowledge on a health- or disease-related topic and/or skill. The Division’s services are inclusive of (but not limited to) providing educational programs that meet the requirements of the governing boards of specific licensed care providers and all associated documentation.

Educational activities that may assist staff in achieving and maintaining competence are also provided, in products, procedures, and systems such as: 
  • HealthStream Learning System (HLC) 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS) 
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Corporate orientation and nursing orientation are conducted by the Education Department. 

Patient-Family Education Division 
T.J. Samson recognizes that a patient and his/her personal support team are essential to managing care beyond our doors. To this end, the Patient-Family Education Division provides one-on-one education and skill instruction(s) to patient and family members as ordered by physician, upon request, or with identified need. High-volume and problem-prone diagnoses serve as primary focal areas, such as:
  • Diabetes
  • Anticoagulant Medications
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Infant CPR
  • Heart Failure
  • Cancer 

Our goal is to maximize each patient’s quality of life, whether the condition is associated with a life stage or chronic illness. We take time and care to make sure you are comfortable with any skills or knowledge necessary, and make ourselves available for any subsequent questions that may arise. We encourage you to contact us for further information.