Ambler, Pa. — Sept. 5
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point-of-care services for the health care industry, announced it has completed several updates to its professional development programs.
The updates include a series of online continuing education services for nurses in hospitals and other health institutions. Two new categories of e-courses are now available, including pediatrics and hospital-acquired diseases. In addition, five new nursing competency evaluations have been incorporated into the program.
Lippincott’s professional development programs consist of evidence-based online courses organized into programs by key nursing specialties and topic areas. Each course is developed and designed to optimize nurses’ clinical performance.
In addition, nurses can improve their management and leadership skills with goals that include continuous improvement of patient outcomes and ongoing evaluation of nursing competence. Most programs consist of e-courses, which include case studies or tutorial modules delivered in easy-to-learn, interactive formats.
The new hospital-acquired conditions program consists of six new courses, each addressing a single hospital-acquired condition. Also new is the pediatric nursing program, which has a total of 13 courses addressing pediatric diseases and conditions.
Several existing e-courses also were reviewed and, as appropriate, updated to meet new guidelines including the 12-lead ECG, ECG rhythm strip program and the preventing ventilator-assisted pneumonia course.
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins