Wolters Kluwer Health Enhances Professional Development Courseware to Help Clinicians Improve Critical Thinking Skills Lippincott Professional Development Gets Sleek User Interface and Adds More Courses Approved by Joint Commission Resources

PHILADELPHIA, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today introduced a sleek new user interface and an abundance of new Joint Commission Resources (JCR)-approved courses for Lippincott Professional Development, an online education solution for practicing nurses and clinicians.  Synonymous with high-quality, evidence-based content, Lippincott Professional Development helps hospitals and other healthcare institutions promote critical thinking and competency in clinical settings.

The new user experience makes the Lippincott Professional Development website more user-friendly and even easier to navigate.  Based on the Lippincott Nursing Solutions' integrated approach, the new user-intuitive layout allows nurses and clinicians to expand their clinical knowledge through the course material while seamlessly using the course to increase competency and boost confidence.

The company also released a new Disease-Specific Care Program—developed with JCR—that focuses on Stroke.  The content of the new JCR program is based on suggestions from experts at The Joint Commission and the courses were reviewed to ensure that they comply with Joint Commission accreditation and certification requirements.  The new Stroke courses join the other JCR courses—the Heart Failure Disease-Specific Care Program; the Compliance Program; and the Patient Safety Program—in the Lippincott Professional Development online corporate education solution.

Other notable additions to the Lippincott Professional Development library are new tutorials on Neurologic care topics and additional new topics in the Pediatrics and Leadership/Management programs.

"Strengthening critical thinking is paramount to professional development for nurses and clinicians," said Jennifer Cline, Digital Product Manager, Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education.  "All of our courses are specifically geared toward this end, as is our development plan for new courseware moving forward."

Lippincott Professional Development includes "built-in" remediation support that is unlike the offerings of other nursing coursework providers.  Included are more than 5,000 links to specific content contained in Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures, two of the most trusted evidence-based software products used by clinicians at the patient bedside.  These links take clinicians directly to additional relevant content that they can use to improve clinical knowledge competency and help build their confidence.

"The value proposition of the Lippincott suite of workflow solutions for nurses and other clinicians is having a single set of products that covers procedures, point-of-care clinical reference answers and courseware together," said Jay Abramovitz, Director of Lippincott Nursing Solutions Product Development, Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education.  "No other source offers this capability, and tying these elements together has intrinsic value in improving care and clinical outcomes."

Lippincott's Professional Development consists of evidence-based online courseware organized into programs by key nursing specialties and topic areas including critical and cardiovascular care, obstetrics, neurologic care, pediatrics, behavioral health, compliance, patient safety, leadership, assessment, medication management, ECG interpretation, breath and heart sounds, heart failure, and stroke.  Designed to optimize nurses' clinical performance, most courses include continuing education (CE) credit and are delivered in easy-to-learn, interactive formats.

Wolters Kluwer Health, together with Joint Commission Resources, will continue to add new courses in other disease-specific care areas, and The Joint Commission subject matter experts will review content on a regular basis.

Available immediately, Lippincott Professional Development is sold by group sale to hospitals and others institutions.  Customers have the option to purchase the entire solution in an unlimited-use annual subscription or may purchase specific programs separately.  Individual courses are also available for sale directly to nurses and clinicians on the company website www.lww.com.

Lippincott Professional Development is part of Lippincott Nursing Solutions, a series of evidence-based software applications designed to improve patient outcomes, enhance clinical competency, standardize care, and promote clinical excellence.  To learn more or to purchase, call (855) 695-5070 or visit LippincottSolutions.com, and follow our official Twitter handle: @NurseSolutions.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries worldwide, clinicians rely on Wolters Kluwer Health's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medi-Span®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion (US$4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth.

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