AMBLER, Pa., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it is customizing Lippincott's Nursing Advisor to support nurses who work with patients in long-term care (LTC). The new content addresses the nuanced differences between traditional patients in acute care and those in nursing homes and other post-acute care facilities. Lippincott's Nursing Advisor is a leading online clinical decision-support solution used by clinicians in hospitals and other healthcare institutions.
"Long-term care facilities can now provide their nursing staff point-of-care access to consistent, accurate and current information that helps improve health outcomes for their residents," said Judith McCann, MSN, RN, Chief Nurse, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health.
The new category includes content devoted entirely to the special needs of the nursing home, long-term post-acute, sub-acute, independent living and hospice patient. New content is being added to core sections of the software product—including Diseases and Conditions and Nursing Care Plans for Medical Diagnosis—that give clinicians, regardless of setting, immediate answers to their most pressing health information needs.
"The acuity of long-term care residents is increasing," continued McCann. "Easy and rapid access to current, evidence-based clinical information is increasingly important to ensure optimized outcomes and care quality."
All of the evidence-based, originally written content is being reviewed by a team of more than 20 practicing long-term care managers, administrators and educators to ensure that it properly addresses the requirements of long-term care patients. The project started earlier this year and will continue into 2014, with content being added to the application on a quarterly basis.
These improvements continue Wolters Kluwer Health's commitment to the long-term care market. In March, the Lippincott's Nursing Solutions' development team enlisted the American Association of Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN) to co-develop procedures to meet the needs of long-term care clinicians and enhance Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills. The co-development effort is complete, and all of the jointly developed long-term care procedures are now available to customers. These procedures are linked back to the evidence-based information in Lippincott's Nursing Advisor, so that clinicians have immediate access to exactly what they need, when they need it.
Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills is a point-of-care support solution that provides evidence-based, step-by-step procedures, tests, skills checklists and robust administrative functionality that supports standardized practice and helps healthcare providers meet The Joint Commission written policy requirements. Using a proprietary synoptic search, both products deliver the appropriate entry within seconds of a nurse's inquiry.
Lippincott's Nursing Advisor is the leading nurse-centric, answers-at-the-bedside resource designed for online and mobile point-of-care environments. The product includes more than 10,000 collective entries of critical, evidence-based information spanning diseases, treatments, diagnostic tests, drugs, signs & symptoms, nursing care plans, core measures, hospital-acquired conditions, national guidelines and patient education.
Lippincott's Nursing Advisor and Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills are available immediately to nursing homes and other long-term care environments as well as to hospitals and other healthcare and higher education facilities. The products are part of Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, a series of evidence-based software applications designed to improve patient outcomes, enhance nurse 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 and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, 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 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. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth.
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