• What is Lippincott Procedures?
    Lippincott Procedures is an online, institutional, point-of-care clinical decision support software product from Wolters Kluwer. It delivers step-by-step instructions for over 1,700 procedures for nursing, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy, and is regularly updated with the latest evidence-based practice information.
  • What are the benefits of Lippincott Procedures?
    Lippincott Procedures provides clinicians with accurate, up-to-date information at the point-of-care, delivers solutions that work for users with varying computer experience, ensures that your organization’s procedures are documented and available to all clinicians at all times, and enables efficient tracking of orientation and training.
  • What is the source for Lippincott Procedures?
    Lippincott Procedures is created by clinicians for clinicians. Every procedure in Lippincott Procedures has been written and validated by a practicing clinical expert in the field and is formulated on the most recent, evidence-based standards of patient care.
  • How often is the content updated in Lippincott Procedures?
    The product is updated as needed to reflect changes in current clinical guidelines and standards. All procedures are reviewed for updates at least annually on a rolling basis.
  • What are the procedures reviewed for?

    Each procedure is reviewed for:

    • Current content including adherence to the most current standards and guidelines set by The Joint Commission, Intravenous Nursing Society, American Heart Association, American Blood Bank, American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses, and other leading nursing and healthcare organizations
    • Current references within 3 to 5 years except for legacy references. Reference review also includes appropriateness of the references to the content
    • Current images and photos
    • Relevance, timeliness and completeness of the procedures
  • Do you rank the references?
    Yes, all evidence-based references are rated according to Melnyk’s Rating System for the Hierarchy of Evidence.
  • How is Lippincott Procedures accessed?
    Lippincott Procedures is a web-based tool and can be accessed via the Internet from within your organization 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 customizable?
    Yes. Procedures, checklists, quick lists, and skills competency tests can be edited and customized to reflect your needs. There is no limit to the number of customized 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 organization’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.
  • 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 are able to apply a variety of filters including by standard or custom content, notes, drafts, and also 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 customized clinical categories to Lippincott Procedures?
    Yes. You have the ability to customize 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 will 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?

    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 hitting the Advisor tab you can see those results as well for patient teaching handouts, diseases, or drugs related to the searched procedure.

    Note: this functionality is only available to customers who have purchased both Lippincott Procedures and Lippincott Advisor.

  • What are the system requirements for Lippincott Procedures?
    Lippincott Procedures is hosted on Lippincott’s servers and accessed via the Internet. 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.
  • 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.
  • How much does Lippincott Procedures cost?
    Pricing for Lippincott Procedures is based on the number of beds in a hospital or facility. Contact a Lippincott Solutions representative for detailed pricing information.
  • Where can I get more information or a free trial of Lippincott Procedures?
  • What is Lippincott Advisor?
    Lippincott Advisor is a clinical online reference tool available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is made up of an expanding collection of over 3,000 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.
  • 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 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 3,000 sources that address the majority of information nurses need at the point of care without reviewing 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
  • 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 customized 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?
    Lippincott Advisor includes MedFacts Medication Patient 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 that 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 subscribed to OVID journals, 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, 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: http://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?
    Weekly drug updates are provided. Disease and Treatment information is updated annually based on a rolling quarterly review process. Signs and Symptoms and Diagnostic Test information is updated every 3 years. MedFacts Patient Handouts are updated quarterly. Critical content changes are made as needed.
  • How do I search across both Lippincott Procedures and Lippincott Advisor simultaneously?

    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 hitting the Advisor tab you can see those results as well for patient teaching handouts, diseases, or drugs related to the searched procedure.

    Note: this functionality is only available to customers who have purchased both Lippincott Procedures and Lippincott Advisor.

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  • How much does Lippincott Advisor cost?
    Pricing for Lippincott Advisor is based on the health facility’s number of beds.
  • Who do I contact for more information or a free trial of Lippincott Advisor?

Lippincott Professional Development Collection

General Product Information

  • What are the primary benefits of Lippincott Professional Development Collection?
    The programs help optimize nursing performance, increase clinical knowledge, promote staff competence, and improve patient outcomes. Program content advances nurses’ clinical and professional knowledge and skills, to help them understand current issues such as quality improvement, patient safety, patient privacy, and professional and ethical issues, as well as the newest clinical changes and advancements related to patient care.
  • What are the advantages of Lippincott Professional Development Collection over similar programs?
    Lippincott ensures that the evidence-based education programs are worthy of the Lippincott name, the most trusted publisher of nursing content. Each program contains a series of e-courses, case studies, competency assessments, and/or tutorials delivered in easy-to-learn, interactive formats. The programs and accompanying testing modules help build nursing staff confidence as competency, skills, and performance improve. Pre- and Post-tests, embedded self-assessments, video, images, charts, and video clips add realism and improve information retention.
  • How does Lippincott Professional Development Collection function?

    After an organization purchases access to the library of Lippincott Professional Development Collection:

    • If permitted, a nurse may choose to take an elective course. Elective courses are designated from the list of subscribed courses for the organization by the administrator.
  • What are some of the primary features of Lippincott Professional Development Collection?
    • Multiple interactive course formats, including real life scenario-based question and answer courses, short mandatory training courses, and more
    • Images, charts, and video clips add realism and improve information retention
    • Audio supplements support on-screen information in many courses
    • Embedded questions and answers in various programs encourage individual progress assessment
    • Tests accompany every e-course
    • Robust administrative capabilities are available to pre-set test completion requirements, passing scores, or disable the testing component
  • How many programs are available in Lippincott Professional Development Collection?
    More than 50 programs are available in the Lippincott Professional Development Collection library today and we continually add to it.
  • What are the formats for the knowledge check questions that appear throughout the courses?

    Tests will utilize the following question types:

    • Multiple-choice questions with one correct answer
    • Multiple-choice questions with multiple correct answers
    • True-or-false questions
    • Questions that require answer sequencing
    • Fill-in-the-blank questions
    • Matching tests
    • Identification of appropriate anatomical locations on images
  • Will Lippincott Professional Development Collection integrate with my own learning management system?
    Integration with your learning management system may be available. Contact a Lippincott Solutions sales representative for details.
  • Are Continuing Education credits available through Lippincott Professional Development Collection?
    Yes, we are continually in the process of obtaining certification on those courses that are eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credits and will be able to offer CE to the nurses who successfully complete these courses and pass the test.
  • Are Lippincott Professional Development Collection Continuing Education credits available for non-nursing staff?
    Lippincott Professional Development Collection courses are only accredited for continuing nursing education by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) Commission on Accreditation. The continuing education credit for these courses is not applicable towards non-nursing licensure, credentialing, or certifications.

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  • What are the costs of Lippincott Professional Development Collection?
    Institutional pricing depends on the size of the healthcare organization or educational institution. Subscriptions are available to purchase the entire library or select programs within the library.
  • Is Lippincott Professional Development Collection available for personal use?
    Lippincott Professional Development Collection online courses are available for personal use and purchase. For individual purchases, please visit LWW.com or call 1-800-638-3030.
  • Who do I contact for more information about Lippincott Professional Development Collection?

Lippincott Blended Learning

General Product Information

  • How is Lippincott Blended Learning accessed?
    Lippincott Blended Learning is a web-based tool and can be accessed via the Internet from within your organization via individual logins for users and admins.
  • Are your topics evidence-based?
    Yes. Evidence-based references are provided to support all the content within the solution. The content is updated on a quarterly schedule by our network of subject matter experts, to ensure you have the highest quality and most current evidence-based information available.
  • How many programs are available in Lippincott Blended Learning?
    A growing collection of over 100 lessons on Patient Care Delivery, Quality and Safety, and Leadership and Professionalism and Nursing Orientations for Medical Surgical, Critical Care, Perioperative, Obstetrics, and Emergency.
  • Will Lippincott Blended Learning integrate with my own learning management system?
    Integration with your learning management system may be available. Contact a Lippincott Solutions sales representative for details.
  • Are Continuing Education credits available through Lippincott Blended Learning?
    No, Continuing Education activities are only available in Lippincott Professional Development Collection.
  • Are Lippincott Blended Learning Continuing Education credits available for non-nursing staff?
    No, Continuing Education activities are only available in Lippincott Professional Development Collection.
  • Is Lippincott Blended Learning customizable?
    Yes, the content is evidence-based, but also fully customizable to your facility’s specific education needs.

Technical Specifications

  • What are the system requirements for Lippincott Blended Learning?
    Lippincott Blended Learning is hosted on Lippincott’s servers and accessed via the Internet. 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.

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  • What are the costs of Lippincott Blended Learning?
    Institutional pricing depends on the size of the healthcare organization or educational institution. Subscriptions are available to purchase the entire library.
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