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Wolters Kluwer unveils Lippincott CoursePoint+ to aid nursing schools in preparing students to effectively transition to practice
- 30 Sep 2015

Professional information services provider Wolters Kluwer has released Lippincott CoursePoint+, a fully integrated and personalised platform that drives course and curriculum success to prepare students for practice.

Lippincott CoursePoint+, available across the curriculum for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and core Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) courses, is a single destination for learning where faculty and administrators can assess student performance in real-time to make data-driven teaching decisions, facilitating early remediation at the point of learning. The solution integrates virtual simulation and real-world, evidence-based practice information to facilitate students' critical thinking, clinical reasoning and professional skills in context of patient care.

Originally introduced in 2013, CoursePoint was the first nursing education learning solution to integrate eBook and multimedia content with adaptive learning to provide content in context. Since then, students' learning styles have continued evolving, driven by the ubiquitous nature of social media and mobile technology that has created a greater desire for adaptive learning.

The latest release of CoursePoint+ delivers more premium content than ever, including annual content updates, online access to Stedman's Medical Dictionary for Health Professions and Nursing, and multiple tools for contextual learning. These include adaptive learning powered by prepU with built-in SmartSense links, which provide instant remediation for a more focused study experience to ensure student success in courses and on the NCLEX®.

To help students make a successful transition to practice, CoursePoint+ also includes vSim for Nursing. Co-developed with Laerdal Medical, vSim simulates real nursing scenarios and allows students to interact with virtual patients in a safe online environment. Plus, users have full access to Lippincott Advisor for Education, giving students access to the same evidence-based content and drug information used in hospitals nationwide.

Lippincott CoursePoint+ is part of the Lippincott digital suite of nursing education solutions, which includes the educational electronic health record, Lippincott DocuCare, and the adaptive NCLEX preparation solution, Lippincott PassPoint. Lippincott digital solutions are also backed by Customer Success, comprehensive training services and support to ensure educators' success.

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Wolters Kluwer Health and AAACN in deal to add ambulatory care nursing to Lippincott Procedures
- 28 Oct 2014

Healthcare information solutions provider Wolters Kluwer Health has entered into an agreement with the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) to develop a new ambulatory care nursing category for Lippincott Procedures, the leading procedures software used by nurses and other clinicians at the point-of-care and in competency management. Ambulatory care nurses care for patients in a variety of diverse outpatient settings and, according to AAACN, are becoming an increasingly important means of coordinating care and managing transitions as America searches for more cost-effective approaches to quality healthcare.

The largest ambulatory care nursing organisation in the U.S., AAACN membership includes more than 3,000 registered nurses (RNs) who work in outpatient settings. The collaboration calls for AAACN to write and review 100 new ambulatory care nursing procedures, using experts culled from its membership. Once in place, these new procedures will help expand use of Lippincott Procedures in the growing area of outpatient healthcare and will make it more useful to nurses who practice in settings such as hospitals with outpatient services, ambulatory care centers, community-based settings, urgent care clinics, home care, schools and workplaces.

In the past few years, Lippincott Procedures has expanded into several specialty areas including physical therapy, respiratory therapy and long-term care. Once complete, this new set of ambulatory procedures will create a new category that follows the same familiar structure and format that nurses are accustomed to using already. The new procedures are expected to be available starting in January 2016.

Lippincott Procedures is the most widely deployed, web-based nursing application for the latest evidence-based practice information used in hospitals and other healthcare institutions. It gives clinicians accurate, step-by-step guidance for more than 1,600 evidence-based procedures. Video clips and high-quality visuals that aid in understanding accompany most of the procedures. Skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure are provided to help facilities verify staff competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure it includes the most up-to-date clinical information. Plus, the product's technology infrastructure provides easy linking from the EMR-based patient workflow that nurses are using today.

Lippincott Procedures, part of the Lippincott Solutions product suite, is available as a group subscription to hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The product is accessible from any Internet-enabled device including PCs and mobile devices including iPad and Android tablets as well as an iPad app.

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Wolters Kluwer Health and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses collaborate on Lippincott decision-support solutions
- 23 Jan 2014

Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced a collaboration with the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) to review the core medical-surgical procedures in the Lippincott Procedures software application, one of the leading online procedure solutions for use by nurses and other clinicians at the bedside. The procedures are being reviewed and modified by a select team of medical-surgical experts from the association's membership of more than 10,000 nurses.

The collaboration calls for AMSN to review more than 300 medical-surgical nursing procedures. In the process, both new and existing procedures will be added and/or modified to ensure that they meet the AMSN current, evidence-based standards of exemplary quality-of-care.

Lippincott Procedures is one of the most widely deployed, web-based nursing applications for evidence-based practice information used in hospitals and other healthcare institutions. It gives clinicians accurate, step-by-step guidance for more than 1,400 evidence-based procedures. Video clips and high-quality visuals that aid in understanding accompany most of the procedures. Skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure are provided to help facilities verify staff competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure it includes the most up-to-date clinical information.

Lippincott Procedures, part of the Lippincott Nursing Solutions product suite, is available as a group subscription to hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The product is accessible from any Internet-enabled device including PCs and mobile devices including iPad and Android tablets as well as an iPad app.

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Wolters Kluwer Health expands Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills to include broad range of hospital-based clinicians
- 15 Jan 2014

Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has expanded use of Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills to include a broad range of hospital-based clinicians including nurses, respiratory therapists and others. These expanded capabilities can help hospitals better support interdisciplinary collaboration. The product - the leading online procedures solution for clinicians at the bedside - has also been renamed "Lippincott Procedures," a move that reflects an already growing use among non-nursing clinicians.

The enhancements expand the product so that both nursing and non-nursing clinicians can use it to access and maintain all of their institutionally mandated procedures. In addition, a new set of evidence-based procedures designed for respiratory therapists has been added — the first new discipline in addition to nursing.

As the industry continues to focus on improving outcomes, coordinating care and communication across disciplines is critical to patient care goals. Lippincott Procedures supports this effort by being more user-friendly and capable of encouraging collaboration and better communication. Now, the hospital can use the product as its core procedures manual across disciplines and many groups of clinicians from respiratory therapists to physical and occupational therapists, to nutritionists and pharmacists.

Ushering in a new era of broader use, a total of 75 evidence-based, step-by-step procedures on Respiratory Therapy - designed specifically for respiratory therapists - have been added to the database and are now available online. Customers can search and browse the entire database of procedures across Nursing and Respiratory Therapy or can search either discipline separately. The product also introduces customisation features that allow customers to add additional disciplines and Standards content within the product, enabling their inter-disciplinary team users to access all of their institutional procedure and standard information from one point-of-care solution. Each discipline can be searched independently and can be set up with default search parameters by department.

Lippincott Procedures is one of the most widely deployed, web-based software applications used by hospitals and other healthcare institutions. It gives clinicians accurate, step-by-step guidance for more than 1,400 evidence-based procedures. Video clips and high-quality visuals that aid in understanding accompany most of the procedures. Skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure are provided to help facilities verify staff competence. The entire content set of procedures will be updated at a minimum every 12 months, with more frequent updates when critical regulatory or compliance information becomes available.

Lippincott Procedures, part of the Lippincott Nursing Solutions suite, is available as a group subscription to hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The product is accessible from any Internet-enabled device including PCs and mobile devices, such as iPad and Android tablets, and as an iPad app.

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Wolters Kluwer Health launches Lippincott’s CoursePoint, a fully integrated digital course solution for nursing education
- 24 Oct 2013

Information and point-of-care solutions provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has launched Lippincott's CoursePoint, the first fully integrated digital course solution for nursing education. CoursePoint, powered by PrepU ™, combines textbook content, digital and animated support resources, as well as interactive quizzes, assessments and remediation. Beyond just studying, students can test their knowledge using quizzes that continuously adapt based on earlier performance.

Lippincott's CoursePoint is launching in connection with the 13th edition of Wolters Kluwer Health's best-selling Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing. A complete set of products for the core nursing curriculum will soon follow.

Lippincott's CoursePoint is powered by PrepU, an adaptive learning solution that has been part of Wolters Kluwer Health's nursing course support since 2010. In research that Wolters Kluwer Health conducted with the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing at UCLA, PrepU was proven to improve classroom performance and exam passing rates. CoursePoint also offers instructors a measurable way to assess student understanding, beyond test results. Instructors can collaborate with students at any time, quickly identify common misunderstandings, evaluate student comprehension, and make changes to their instruction to better meet student needs. Instructors can also customise their course solution by adding a variety of other Lippincott products such as printed ancillary titles, Lippincott's DocuCare, an Electronic Health Record solution, or other digital offerings.

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Elsevier launches Adaptive Quizzing solution to help nursing students better prepare for course exams and NCLEXExam
- 23 Sep 2013

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ), in collaboration with Learning Objects, Inc.'s Difference Engine. EAQ directly addresses the market need for a personalised quizzing tool that enables nursing students of all academic aptitude levels to better focus their study time and effectively prepare for course tests and the NCLEX Exam.

In addition, EAQ offers instructors the tools they need to monitor student progress and improve learning outcomes. It is designed for use both by individual students for self-directed learning as well as in the context of instructor-led courses. EAQ will be available in its first release November 2013.

EAQ is ideal for undergraduate nursing programs seeking to expose their students to targeted practice quizzes that enrich their learning and enable prioritised, focused study time. Concept-based or QSEN-oriented programs and programs using HESI products that seek a bank of complementary practice questions can benefit as well.

EAQ allows instructors to track students' progress across assignments and relative to exam readiness and adjust their teaching accordingly. Using faculty dashboards, teachers can quickly identify class trouble spots, where some students might be struggling, and identify those who may need focused attention. Intuitive individual dashboards also allow students to monitor their personal progress through increasing levels of mastery, helping them focus their time and energy on those areas where they need the most improvement.

EAQ utilises Item Response Theory to guide learners adaptively through a bank of thousands of high-quality practice questions as they progress toward mastery. The adaptive engine does so by presenting learners with a series of personalised quizzes based on prior performance. This ensures that learners are consistently provided with new quizzes and related remediation at their current level of mastery. Within the program, students progress through multiple mastery levels as they develop and refine their critical thinking skills.

The RN-level nursing offering for EAQ is composed of an NCLEX review product as well as multiple versions designed to accompany Elsevier's market-leading textbooks. The NCLEX-RN review version features more than 10,000 questions and is organised by content specialty areas, client needs and concepts.

EAQ is powered by technology provided by Learning Objects, which has broad and deep experience in e-learning, learning assessment, and learning technology development.

To continuously improve, refine, and validate the effectiveness of EAQ, Learning Objects has assembled a Learning Science Advisory Board comprising scholars active in the field of adaptive assessment and e-learning. The Board will collaborate with Elsevier and adopting institutions to conduct rigorous, unbiased evaluations of EAQ and its impact on student learning.

All content in EAQ is based on Elsevier's trusted, market-leading content. Additional features such as confidence level indicators, test-taking strategies, robust rationales, and multimedia remediation engages students with different learning styles and reinforces challenging material.

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LWW announces enhancements to Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor online point-of-Care reference
- 15 Aug 2012

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has incorporated several evidence-based content enhancements to Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor, an online clinical decision-support solution used by nurses in hospitals and other healthcare institutions. Key upgrades include the establishment a dedicated paediatric specialty area and access to a supplemental health library of popular reference eBooks. Offering comprehensive, easy-to-access content, Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor provides fast answers to the questions nurses seek at the point-of-care.

The new paediatric specialty area was created by the revision of existing paediatric content and the addition of 37 new disease entries and 37 new nursing care plans, each designed to guide nurses through all aspects of clinical care. The pediatric section now boasts a total of 71 disease entries and the same number of care plans.

With these additions, Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor now includes over 500 individual disease entries and a total of more than 3,000 collective entries of critical, evidence-based information spanning diseases, treatments, diagnostic tests, drugs, signs & symptoms, nursing care plans and patient education. Using the system’s proprietary synoptic search, the product delivers the appropriate entry within seconds of a nurse’s inquiry.

The other key upgrade provides access to a supplemental library of 15 nursing-reference eBooks that have been integrated into the product’s architecture to provide in-depth, supplemental information when nurses need it for further reference. A total of 30 eBooks will be available in January 2013 and more will be added in the future. Some of the most prominent nursing- and physician-oriented titles include Cardiac Nursing, 6e (Woods et al); The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing, 6e (Hickey); Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 9e (Nettina); and Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles, 3e (Baranoski and Ayello).

Written by nurses for nurses, Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor is the leading nurse-centric resource designed for online and mobile point-of-care environments. In use in hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide, the product is accessible from any Internet-enabled device including PCs and mobile devices such as iPad and Android tablets. Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor is part of Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions, a series of evidence-based nursing products that improves patient outcomes, enhances nurse competency, standardises care and promotes clinical excellence.

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LWW launches educational electronic health record programme, Lippincott’s DocuCare EHR
- 01 Aug 2012

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has launched Lippincott's DocuCare EHR, an educational electronic health record (EHR) programme. The tool helps nursing students learn how to electronically chart patient care, and prepares future nurses to meet expanding industry requirements for proficiency in health information technology and patient documentation.

Originally developed by nursing educators at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Lippincott's DocuCare EHR has been expanded and customised based on the input of hundreds of nursing instructors and students. This completely web-based learning tool is supported by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) extensive collection of healthcare content and resources, providing valuable links to patient simulation and other point-of-care teaching tools.

Lippincott's DocuCare EHR includes over 70 pre-populated simulated patient records and cases. Each case includes relevant links to Lippincott's Nursing Advisor and Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills, giving students access to diagnosis information, drug monographs, skills & procedures descriptions and videos, and other evidence-based, up-to-date content that is used in over 1,200 hospitals nationwide.

Instructors can bring classroom case studies to life by creating simulated patient records, building assignments, and evaluating student documentation performance. The programme is designed to better prepare students for practice, in a fully realistic, yet risk-free, simulated environment. LWW will provide faculty with specific training on how to use this new tool and integrate it into their curriculum.

As part of an ongoing partnership with healthcare solutions provider Laerdal Medical, Lippincott's DocuCare EHR also aligns with many of Laerdal's suite of simulation solutions. Students working with these Laerdal patient scenarios can record patient information directly into the DocuCare electronic health record.

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins expands Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills to include oncology
- 25 Jul 2012

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that it has expanded Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills (LNPS) to include oncology, a new category for the popular nursing reference. A total of 50 of the most critical oncology-specific nursing procedures are included, with the first 25 available immediately and the balance to be incorporated by October.

LNPS claims to be one of the most widely deployed web-based nursing references in use in hospitals and other healthcare institutions. It gives nurses accurate, step-by-step guidance for 1,300 evidence-based procedures. Most procedures are accompanied by video clips and/or high-quality visuals that aid in understanding. The online resource provides skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure to help facilities verify staff competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure the most up-to-date clinical information is provided. Facilities can customise and add procedures to meet their specific needs.

Some of the notable new oncology-specific procedures include anemia management, cardiovascular toxicity management, hypercalcemia emergency care, and six types of chemotherapy administration including intramuscular, intraperitoneal, intrathecal, intravesicular, oral and subcutaneous. In addition to the new oncology-specific procedures, numerous general procedures have been incorporated into the Oncology category to further broaden its scope.

The new Oncology section joins categories such as medical-surgical, critical care, emergency, paediatric, and perioperative to make Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills one of the most comprehensive nursing procedural references in the industry.

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Kno Inc. provides new platform for Elsevier’s Pageburst digital books
- 25 Jul 2012

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that education software company Kno Inc. will provide its latest platform option for one of Elsevier’s lines of digital books. Pageburst, which encompasses Elsevier’s nursing and health professions books in a digital format, will now offer even more flexibility and user-friendly learning features through the addition of the new Kno platform.

Elsevier digital books on Pageburst go beyond typical ebook platforms by offering an abundance of interactive study features that are designed for the way students learn. The Kno platform for Pageburst will mirror the look of a traditional print textbook and will give students and educators direct access to all-new dynamic and interactive learning tools.

Elsevier’s Pageburst digital titles on the Kno platform will enable nursing and health science students access their course material anywhere and at any time throughout their education and professional careers.

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Elsevier, CAE offer simulation technology for health science curriculums
- 21 Jun 2012

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and CAE Healthcare, a medical simulation and healthcare learning solutions provider, have announced a new electronic nursing education solution to be made available in July. The new offering features evidence-based scenarios fully-programmed for CAE's METI line of human patient simulators, including an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and a library of teaching support resources to guide the student through every step of simulation.

This is the first product to result from the Elsevier-CAE collaboration, announced in May 2011. Elsevier will demonstrate the new product at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, June 20-23, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Elsevier and CAE Healthcare have combined the latter's METI human patient simulators with the former's suite of nursing simulation products, including the Simulation Learning System (SLS). This online toolkit helps instructors and facilitators effectively standardise and incorporate simulation into their nursing curriculum.

The SLS for Medical-Surgical Nursing provides more than 50 evidence-based scenarios, expanding the scope of topics covered in the nursing curriculum. Each simulation is presented in three steps. Preparation includes detailed outlines to guide educators through the staging of the simulation, identifying key resources to prepare educators, students, and the simulator.

Scenario is fully programmed for METI simulators and comes with instructions for initiating and progressing the simulation experience. Descriptions of the patient's condition for each phase of the scenario reportedly help nursing educators conduct the most realistic simulation sessions possible.

Debriefing offers guided discussion questions for each scenario to facilitate collaborative evaluation and analysis, directing students to corresponding content in their Elsevier textbooks for review and practice.

The combined solution is available to nursing education programs and schools through Elsevier or CAE Healthcare. Customers who previously purchased a METI human patient simulator can integrate Elsevier's SLS to have the complete solution.

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New print edition of the Nursing2013 Drug Handbook now available
- 29 May 2012

Information and point-of-care solutions provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), US, has announced the availability of the new print edition of the Nursing2013 Drug Handbook, the best-selling drug reference for nurses. First published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) in 1980, the Nursing Drug Handbook claims to be the first drug handbook designed specifically for nurses.

The Nursing2013 Drug Handbook offers nurses the ability to find any drug fact in 15 seconds or less. Nearly 900 drug monographs addressing more than 3,000 generic and brand name drugs are featured. This edition adds 30 new drugs and more than 3,000 changes to clinical information including new Black Box Warnings, dosage information, overdose signs and symptoms, and adverse reactions.

Monographs are consistently formatted for ease-of-use and focus on the practical information that nurses need. A comprehensive collection of pill images – more than 430 – is also included to help nurses confidently identify their patients' medications. The handbook allows nurses to search for desired drugs alphabetically, by pharmacologic class and by therapeutic class.

The Nursing2013 Drug Handbook is available immediately by visiting the LWW eStore at www.LWW.com. It also is available as a mobile application for iPhone, iPad, iTouch, and Android devices as a download on Apple iTunes and Google Play.

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Willis-Knighton Health System selects online evidence-based tools to provide trusted information at the point of care
- 03 Feb 2012

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a Wolters Kluwer Health business, has announced that Willis-Knighton Health System has selected the expert clinical content in Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills and Lippincott's Nursing Advisor to help their nurses deliver exceptional patient care.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills gives nurses accurate, step-by-step guidance for more than 1,200 evidence-based procedures. The online resource provides skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure to help facilities verify staff competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure the most up-to-date clinical information is provided. Facilities can customise and add procedures to meet their specific needs.

Lippincott's Nursing Advisor is designed to provide nurses quick and efficient access to the specific information needed to provide optimal patient care, including expert content from the best-selling Nursing Drug Handbook. Drug, disease, treatment, diagnostic test, and signs and symptoms monographs provide essential information to nurses quickly in their daily workflow. Customisation functionality allows hospital protocols to be added, improving staff awareness, compliance and care standardisation.

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins expands expert clinical content in Nursing Procedures and Skills
- 04 May 2011

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a Wolters Kluwer Health business, has announced that it is expanding the expert clinical content in Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills to include 100 pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and 75 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nursing procedures. The new procedures are the latest addition to the comprehensive list of essential medical-surgical, critical care, perioperative, maternal-neonatal, pediatric, psychiatric, and emergency nursing procedures that make up the trusted online clinical resource.

With the most recent enhancement, Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills will give nurses accurate, step-by-step guidance for more than 1,200 evidence-based procedures. The online resource provides skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure to help facilities verify staff competence.

Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure the most up-to-date clinical information is provided. Facilities can customise and add procedures to meet their specific needs. The new procedures are available online and through mobile devices to subscribing institutions.

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Kindred Healthcare's Hospital Division selects Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills and Lippincott's Nursing Advisor
- 23 Mar 2011

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that Kindred Healthcare, Inc.'s Hospital Division will provide the expert clinical content from Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills and Lippincott's Nursing Advisor to the nurses in their hospitals.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills gives nurses accurate, step-by-step guidance for over 1,000 procedures. The online resource provides skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure to help facilities verify staff competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure the most up-to-date clinical information is provided. Facilities can customise the programme and procedures to meet their specific needs.

Lippincott's Nursing Advisor is designed to provide nurses quick and efficient access to the specific information needed to provide optimal patient care, including expert content from the best-selling Nursing2011 Drug Handbook. Drug, disease, treatment, diagnostic test, and signs and symptoms monographs provide essential information to nurses quickly in their daily workflow. Customisation functionality allows hospital protocols to be added, improving staff awareness, compliance and care standardisation.

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LWW expands expert clinical content in Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills
- 05 Oct 2010

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that it has expanded the expert clinical content in Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills to include 100 perioperative nursing procedures. The new perioperative procedures are the latest addition to the comprehensive list of essential medical-surgical, critical care, maternal-neonatal, pediatric, psychiatric, and emergency nursing procedures that make up the trusted online clinical resource.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills provides nurses with accurate, step-by-step guidance for more than 1,050 evidence-based procedures. The online resource provides skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure to help facilities verify staff competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure the most up-to-date clinical information is provided. Facilities can customise and add procedures to meet their specific needs.

The new perioperative procedures are available online and through iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad devices to subscribing institutions as part of their quarterly update.

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LWW launches clinical decision support site, 5MinuteConsult.com
- 04 Oct 2010

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced the launch of a clinical decision support site, 5MinuteConsult.com. Launched at the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) 2010 Scientific Assembly after successful beta tests, 5MinuteConsult.com seeks to help healthcare professionals quickly obtain critical information for the diagnosis, treatment and management of thousands of diseases and conditions.

A key advantage of 5MinuteConsult.com is the amount of information it gives. Continuously updated by healthcare professionals, it ensures that information provided in response to clinical questions is brief and accurate so that it can be used for immediate patient care.

In addition to the accuracy of content, two features of 5MinuteConsult.com that received high praise during beta tests are the procedure and physical therapy videos and patient handouts. Videos cover more than 200 procedures and physical therapy techniques and are highly instructional. The site also includes customisable handouts for patients that cover important information on their condition and instructions for treatment and management. Handouts are available in English and Spanish and can be printed or emailed directly to patients.

Other features of 5MinuteConsult.com include: drug monographs containing patient and family education; more than 180 diagnostic and treatment algorithms; step-by-step procedures; diagnostic tests; and thousands of images. The latest version includes a mobile-friendly site version to help family medicine physicians, internists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at the point-of-care with patients. Healthcare professionals also gain point-of-care CME credits as they search content.

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Academic Medical Center adds Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills for instant access to nursing information at the point of care
- 23 Aug 2010

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that SUNY Downstate Medical Center will provide the expert clinical content from Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills to nurses in their facility. SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a leading urban medical center in the US, serving over 2.3 million people.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills gives nurses accurate, step-by-step guidance for almost 1,000 procedures. The online resource provides skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure to help facilities verify staff competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure the most up-to-date clinical information is provided. Facilities can customise the programme and procedures to meet their specific needs.

Earlier this month, LWW announced that Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills is now optimised for Apple web-enabled devices. The latest enhancement will give nurses immediate access to critical procedures, quick lists and skills checklists, including videos and images from anywhere in the hospital.

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Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills now optimised for Apple web-enabled devices
- 05 Aug 2010

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills is now optimised for Apple web-enabled devices, offering nurses convenient and efficient access to nearly 1,000 essential nursing procedures.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills gives nurses accurate, step-by-step guidance for almost 1,000 procedures. The subscription-based, online service provides skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure to help facilities verify their staff's competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure the most up-to-date clinical information is provided. Facilities can customise the programme and procedures to meet their needs.

An increasing number of healthcare professionals are using Web-enabled devices to improve patient care. The latest enhancement to Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills will give nurses immediate access to critical procedures, quick lists and skills checklists, including videos and images from anywhere in the hospital.

To access Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills, customers can go to http://procedures.lww.com via their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and enter a username/password to access their institutional account. There is no additional charge for current subscribers.

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Mosby holds conference for nursing educators to update tech and curricula
- 13 Jan 2010

Mosby, the medical reference arm of STM publisher Elsevier, has announced that its Faculty Development Institute conference, held January 3-5, 2010, brought together nursing educators from across the US with industry leaders. The three-day educational conference sought to address challenges in the nursing industry from a variety of perspectives.

The Mosby meet is designed for both new nurse educators and veteran nurse faculty. More than 450 attendees from 47 states had the opportunity to collaborate with other industry professionals on a range of topics including legal issues, teaching strategies, simulation and virtual experiences.

The event sought to focus on not only introducing new technology to nurse educators but aiding them in integrating it into their existing curricula. The Institute’s main conference breakout session included virtual clinical experiences, integrating simulation throughout the curriculum and using new aspects of technology in the classroom. By simulating real-world situations, attendees aided each other by sharing everyday tips, tools and techniques for better teaching outcomes.

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Elsevier acquires NurseSquared electronic health record training tool
- 06 Jan 2010

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the acquisition of NurseSquared, an electronic health record (EHR) training product that teaches students how to properly document using a simulated EHR. The training tool is projected to help Elsevier offer a more complete curriculum solution, including an EHR training tool, to academic customers. The acquisition is effective immediately. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

NurseSquared provides a simulated EHR and charting system with embedded documentation scenarios that can be used in the classroom, SIM (simulation) Lab, or real-world clinicals. Though NurseSquared closely resembles a real live EHR with features similar to hospital software, it is not an EHR. It is rather a product focused on teaching students appropriate documentation within an electronic health records system.

Key features include hospital-like electronic documentation; care plan construction; and competency assessment. In addition, a MyClinicals module allows students to input their own patient assignments from clinical rotations and then appropriately document and chart the findings from these assignments.

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