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Wolters Kluwer to Sell Leading Point-of-Care Clinical Decision Support Products to Nursing Schools

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PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures, two of the most popular healthcare information products used by practicing clinicians in hospitals today, are now available for nursing schools to provide to faculty and students.

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Nursing colleges, universities and schools can now access regularly updated, evidence-based information on diseases and conditions, signs and symptoms, treatments, diagnostic tests, drugs, and clinical skills and procedures through the Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures platforms.

"Both solutions provide an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience and familiarity with software and content that they will use when they enter practice," said Judith McCann, MSN, RN, Chief Nurse, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health. "Using these products within the nursing curriculum enables students to hone their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills while also leveraging up-to-date clinical information in the classroom, in the skills and simulation labs, and during clinical rotations."

Clinicians working in hospitals and other healthcare organizations are using Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures to augment the care delivery process, using both the patient record and trusted clinical Lippincott content to help bring knowledge right to the bedside.

Lippincott Advisor for Education offers comprehensive coverage of Diseases and Conditions, Signs and Symptoms, Treatments, Drugs, and Diagnostic Tests. Lippincott Advisor also incorporates information about safety initiatives such as hospital-acquired conditions and AHRQ national safety guidelines, with links to a variety of external resources.

Lippincott Procedures provides accurate, step-by-step guidance on more than 1,600 nursing procedures across all major clinical categories. The product includes the latest evidence-based practice standards, advanced search functions, and skills tests and checklists.

"Providing access to the software solutions most trusted and used by nurses will help nursing schools accelerate their students' transition to practice," said Julie Stegman, Vice President, Nursing Education Enterprise Solutions, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health. "Instructors can feel confident that the information contained is updated to be the most current available. We are also excited to partner with nursing faculty and deans as the use of these two products evolves in nursing education programs."

Lippincott Advisor for Education and Lippincott Procedures are available now as enterprise subscriptions to nursing schools. Both products are accessible from any Internet-enabled device, including PCs and mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. Faculty and deans who want to learn more should contact their enterprise educational sales representative or visit LippincottSolutions.com/Education. Hospital administrators and other healthcare providers should call 855-695-5070 or visit LippincottSolutions.com, and follow Lippincott Nursing Solutions on Twitter @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 worldwide, clinicians rely on Wolters Kluwer Health's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include Health Language(®), Lexicomp(®), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom(®), Medi-Span(®), 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 2013 annual revenues of EUR3.6 billion (US$4.7 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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