AMBLER, Pa., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that all of the online courses in Lippincott's Professional Development Programs are available for the first time for individual purchase to nurses looking to satisfy their Continuing Education (CE) requirements or to gain knowledge in a specialty area. Previously, these courses had only been sold through hospitals and other institutions, which use them as a collective learning tool to support professional development and CE accreditation.
"All nurses can now purchase the same great online courses that major hospitals and institutions use for their nursing professional development," said Jay Abramovitz, Director of Product Development, Lippincott Nursing Solutions, Wolters Kluwer Health. "Regardless of where they work, nurses can utilize the prized Lippincott content to gain CE credit while building their understanding of numerous subject areas."
More than 220 online courses — most with CE accreditation — are available in the curriculum. Available for purchase online, the eCourses retail for between US$10.95 and US$24.95 each. Courses cover a variety of specialty areas including Critical Care, Cardiovascular, Obstetrics, Neurology, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, and a wide variety of compliance, patient safety, professional development, and disease state issues. For example, subject-matter topics include infection control, wound care, patient case studies, pain management, leadership, medication administration, and more. Courses with CE accreditation offer between 0.5 and 2.2 contact hours that can be accrued to meet state-mandated CE requirements.
"Nurses have a variety of ways to meet their CE requirements, but what sets these courses apart is the added benefit of meeting individually targeted professional development needs," continued Abramovitz. "They provide an easy-to-assimilate learning experience that can help nurses brush up on specific skills and help advance their overall competence."
In addition to providing single-course sales online, Wolters Kluwer Health will continue to make Lippincott's Professional Development Programs available as group sales to hospitals and other healthcare institutions.
Lippincott's Professional Development Programs are part of Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, a comprehensive, integrated application suite of computer products currently helping more than 1,500 healthcare facilities. Provider institutions buy these products to support evidence-based practice, standardize care, enhance productivity, save time, and streamline clinical workflows, while education institutions purchase to help students learn, think critically, enhance skills, and become accustomed to solutions that they will find in the provider setting. Key products under its umbrella include Lippincott's Nursing Advisor; Lippincott's Professional Development Programs; and Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills.
View the entire course catalog at http://ce-courses.lippincottsolutions.com. For individual purchases, simply select the courses and order them via www.LWW.com. For more information on institutional purchases, visit www.LippincottSolutions.com.
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, Medknow, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical.
Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
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