Lippincott Procedures Australia

Accessing and using Lippincott Procedures

  • How is Lippincott Procedures accessed?

    Lippincott Procedures is a web-based tool and can be accessed via the Internet from within your organisation via IP authentication, Athens authentication, or referral access. There is no log-on required to view procedures, so nurses and clinicians quickly get to the information they need.

  • Do you offer training on Lippincott Procedures?

    Yes. Online, on-demand training is offered to customers. Visit the Training and Support Page to learn more.

  • Is Lippincott Procedures customisable?

    Yes. Procedures, check lists, quick lists, and skills competency tests can be edited and customised to reflect your needs. Your customised procedures and information will remain in your customised procedures with the annual update, they will not change or be removed. There is no limit to the number of customised procedures you can add to Lippincott Procedures. This feature also includes an audit trail for tracking the author and date of all changes made.

  • Can I add my organisation’s name and logo to Lippincott Procedures?
    Yes. The Administration Tools contain an option to add your institution's name and upload a logo. The name of your institution will appear on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. The logo will appear on procedures when you print them out.
  • Can I upload images and videos to Lippincott Procedures?

    You can upload .jpg and .gif files no larger than 500 KB and flash and mp4 videos less than 15 MB in size.

  • How do I retrieve a Procedure that has been deleted?

    Administrators can use the “Reinstate Procedure” button to retrieve any standard procedure that has been deleted. However, custom procedures that have been deleted must be entered again.

    Content can be reinstated if it’s custom or modified content, or if you're delaying implementation using the Update Management tool. However, if a procedure has been retired from the system, that particular Procedure cannot be retrieved.

  • Can I embed hyperlinks in custom procedures?
    Yes, by simply using the chain-link icon within the Administration Tools.
  • Can I import charts and graphs to Lippincott Procedures?

    Yes. It is possible to cut and paste charts and graphs from Microsoft Office software into Lippincott Procedures. You can also create tables within procedures using the Content Management editor.

  • Is there any way to distinguish which procedures have notes once they have been made?

    Yes. From within the Content Management tab, you can apply a variety of filters including by standard or custom content, notes, drafts, and filter by date.

  • How do the skills checklists work? Is there any notification sent to users when they are assigned a checklist?
    Managers can assign skills checklists to users and set within the preferences that they would like the user to be notified of the assignment on the start date.
  • Can I import the names of users from an Excel file?

    Yes, you can convert your Excel file to a comma separated value file (CSV) and import it.

  • Do the procedures have audio?

    Yes, those procedures with video clips have audio.

  • Can I add customised clinical categories to Lippincott Procedures?

    Yes. You can customise disciplines, categories, and subcategories within Lippincott Procedures as well as map procedures to these categories.

  • Is it possible to print an Audit Trail

    Yes, the Audit Trail can be printed on the edit screens for procedures, checklists, and quick lists.

  • How will I find out about updates to Lippincott Procedures?

    Upon set-up of your program, you can specify contact name(s) to be contacted when updates are being made to the product. Administrative users can also opt in for the Update notification via their user profile in the User tab. This contact person(s) will receive an email prior to product updates to make them aware of the upcoming changes. They can also view all updated and reviewed procedures in the Updates Tab that can be found in the Administration section.

  • How do I search across both Lippincott Procedures and Lippincott Advisor simultaneously?
    (Note: this functionality is only available to customers who have purchased both Lippincott Procedures and Lippincott Advisor.) From Lippincott Procedures, select ‘All Procedures and Advisor content’ from the filter box. Enter your search and press the ‘Search’ button. The first option will display the Procedures results, and then by clicking on the Advisor tab you can see those results as well for patient teaching handoutsdiseases, or drugs related to the searched procedure.

Technical specifications

  • What are the system requirements for Lippincott Procedures?

    Lippincott Procedures is hosted on Lippincott's servers and accessed via the Internet. All content is available on a mobile / tablet app, and accessible offline. Includes all Australian Procedures content, mutlimedia, charts, references etc.

    Recommended network requirements are available upon request.

  • Is there any integration required with my hospital's technology infrastructure?

    No. However, for best performance we recommend assessing the product with a broadband Internet connection.

  • Does Lippincott Procedures integrate with my existing Ovid subscriptions?

    Yes, customers with Ovid subscriptions may request linking between Lippincott Procedures and subscribed to Ovid journals, enabling them to view the full text of the articles cited as references in Lippincott Procedures.

  • Who do I contact for technical assistance with Lippincott Procedures?

    Technical assistance is available around the clock. Visit our Support page for more information or simply email [email protected].

  • At what speed do the video clips play?

    The videos are tested to work at broadband speed. The minimum FCC definition for broadband is 768Kbps.

Demonstration and purchasing

  • How much does Lippincott Procedures cost?
    Pricing for Lippincott Procedures or Lippincott Procedures Australia is based on the number of beds in a hospital or facility. Contact an Ovid representative for detailed pricing information.

Lippincott Advisor Australia

  • What is Lippincott Advisor?

    Lippincott Advisor is a clinical online reference tool available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is made up of an expanding collection of over 3000 evidence-based entries covering diagnostic tests, diseases, treatments, signs and symptoms, drugs, patient education and handouts, nursing care plans, references, images, guidelines, and more. It is a point-of-care virtual library developed specifically for nurses.

  • What is the primary benefit of Lippincott Advisor?
    Nurses have immediate access to specific evidence-based clinical care information where and when they need it.
  • How does Lippincott Advisor improve efficiency?

    Lippincott Advisor takes a nurse directly to an in-depth definition and explanation on the topic searched. It also works intuitively. Nurses can enter a search term, or choose one from a list, and immediately see the vital data they need or a list of topics to choose from.

  • What are the advantages of Lippincott Advisor over similar programs?
    • Ability to access more than 3000 sources that address most of the information nurses need at the point of care without having to review an extended list of books and articles
    • No need to search through lengthy textbook articles or voluminous Internet search returns to find the relevant information
    • Consistent use of terms across all topic areas employing the most medically acceptable terminology
    • The inclusion of accurate and comprehensive drug data from accurate and comprehensive drug data from McKenna’s Drug Handbook for Nurses & Midwives, Australia & New Zealand
  • How does Lippincott Advisor function?

    There are two ways to immediately access information from the opening screen of the website.

    • Choose the specific information needed from a list of topics presented by category such as diseases, drugs, or diagnostic tests.
    • Enter a search term that returns a specific topic or results ordered by relevance.

    Once the topic is opened, the nurse can:

    • Quickly scroll through information presented
    • Follow a link to a specific section of the topic
    • Follow links to related content (such as drug information, associated diseases, treatments and signs and symptoms)
    • Click to search on any word or content
  • Are your topics evidence-based?
    Yes. Evidence-based references are provided to support all the diseases, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
  • Am I able to add customised protocols or notes within topics?
    Customers have the ability to add their own protocols or notes to existing disease, diagnostic test, treatment, sign and symptom, and drug topics as well as add new ones.
  • Does Lippincott Advisor include teaching handouts for patients?
    Yes, Lippincott Advisor includes Patient Teaching Handouts.
  • Does Lippincott Advisor integrate with my existing Lippincott Procedures subscription?
    Yes. Lippincott Advisor can be accessed from Lippincott Procedures as a separate browser window. A link is visible on the Lippincott Procedures menu bar for customers who have purchased Lippincott Advisor.
  • Does Lippincott Advisor integrate with my existing Ovid subscriptions?
    Yes, customers with Ovid subscriptions may request linking between Lippincott Advisor and all OVID journals subscribed to, enabling them to view the full text of the articles cited as references in Lippincott Advisor.
  • Do journal articles come with Lippincott Advisor?
    Journal articles are not included in Lippincott Advisor. However, they can be accessed via Lippincott Professional Development Collection [link out to U.S. Solutions site, Professional Development Collection detail page], also part of the Lippincott Solutions suite, which provides clinical education and competency validation for your staff with optional integration with facility LMS systems. To see the current list of journal articles available, please visit the Lippincott Professional Development Collection demo site at courses.lippincottsolutions.com.
  • Does Lippincott Advisor integrate with my electronic medical record/electronic health record?
    Integration with your EMR/EHR may be available. Contact your Lippincott Solutions sale representative to learn more.
  • How often is Lippincott Advisor updated?
    Disease and Treatment information is updated annually based on a rolling quarterly review process. Signs and Symptoms and Diagnostic Test information is updated every three years. MedFacts Patient Handouts are updated quarterly. Critical content changes are made as needed. McKenna’s Drug Handbook for Nurses & Midwives, Australia & New Zealand is updated biannually.
  • How do I search across both Lippincott Procedures and Lippincott Advisor simultaneously?
    (Note: this functionality is only available to customers who have purchased both Lippincott Procedures and Lippincott Advisor.) From Lippincott Procedures, select ‘All Procedures and Advisor content’ from the filter box. Enter your search team and press the ‘Search’ button. The first option will display the Procedures results, and then by clicking on the Advisor tab you can see those results as well for patient teaching handouts, diseases, or drugs related to the searched procedure.

Demonstration and purchasing

  • How much does Lippincott Advisor cost?
    Pricing for Lippincott Advisor is based on the health facility's number of beds.
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