Patient Education Practice Guidelines For Health Care Professionals

View the Guidelines

Each of the 4 main elements of patient education which includes specific strategies and examples.

  • Assessment
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation  

The Guidelines Quick Guide, a one page reference sheet summarizing key points 

The Appendices, direct links to skill enhancement tools/information 

The References, expand your knowledge base through further reading one or more of the 232 research-based publications used to develop the guidelines. 



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HCEA Membership Application

HCEA is nationwide organization of nurses, librarians, administrators, staff development specialists, and all types of patient educators.

We produce a national conference and curate resources for our members.

Learn more about HCEA Membership.

HCEA Conference Presenter Follow-up

View conference presenters' work as they tell us where their project is today!  In this blog, Luke Vohsing gives an update on his topic Partnering with Simulation to Increase Knowledge and Confidence in Parents Performing Tracheostomy Care. Learn More.

Tools and Resources

Browse tools and resources for patient education, staff education, health literacy, and more; curated by HCEA volunteers. Do you have a tool or resource to suggest? Use this suggestion form.