PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced it has updated the Lippincott Procedures online software with a set of medical-surgical nursing procedures that underwent extensive review by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), the largest nursing organization dedicated to the medical-surgical specialty. One-quarter of the 395 AMSN-endorsed procedures are included in the October Lippincott Procedures update with the remainder to be released quarterly through July 2015. Regularly updated with the latest evidence, Lippincott Procedures is one of the leading online clinical decision-support solutions used by nurses and other clinicians at the bedside.
All 395 medical-surgical procedures are being reviewed, developed and/or modified by a select team of experts from the AMSN membership of more than 11,000 nurses. The first set of approximately 96 new and updated procedures, including "Safe Medication Administration Practices" and "Indwelling Urinary Catheter (Foley) Care and Management," is available to subscription customers in the product's October quarterly software update. All of the AMSN-reviewed procedures are endorsed to meet current, evidence-based standards of exemplary quality-of-care as defined by AMSN.
"Our goal is to help nurses improve their quality-of-care, which is well aligned with what Wolters Kluwer Health is working to achieve with the Lippincott Procedures product," said Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CNS-MS, CMSRN, RNBC, ACNS-BC, President of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. "By offering insight into the medical-surgical specialty, our experts are helping continue the product's tradition as one of the most current and trusted source of evidenced-based clinical practices."
"We have been working with AMSN since January, when we first announced our collaboration, and are very excited to bring the fruits of our labor online and make them available to our customers," said Carolyn Dalton, Senior Digital Product Manager, Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education.
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 1,600 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.
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. To learn more or to purchase, call 855-695-5070, visit LippincottSolutions.com/Procedures, and follow Lippincott Solutions on Twitter @NurseSolutions.
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Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to medical-surgical nursing practice. Its mission is to promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing. For more information, about AMSN, visit the AMSN Website; phone: 866-877-2676; fax: 856-218-0557; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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