Lippincott's Nursing Advisor Updated with Pill Identifier and Drug Interactions Guide

      Lippincott's Nursing Advisor Updated with Pill Identifier and Drug
                              Interactions Guide

Further Strengthens Product's Focus on Patient Safety

PR Newswire

AMBLER, Pa., Jan. 15, 2013

AMBLER, Pa., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
(LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information
and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that
it has added new features including a Drug Identifier and a Drug Interactions
Guide to Lippincott's Nursing Advisor, one of the leading online clinical
decision-support solutions used by nurses in hospitals and other healthcare
institutions.

The new Drug Identifier covers thousands of drugs and contains more than 5,000
color images, organized by multiple descriptive attributes, to enable fast,
accurate identification of patients' unlabeled medications.The update also
adds a Drug Interactions Guide, which provides a fast and convenient way to
look up interactions information for a single drug or between two or more
specified drugs. Nurses can use it to view known interactions and to
investigate interactions between drugs in specified contexts, such as patients
with known drug allergies or with specific diseases or symptoms.

"Both of these new features further strengthen Lippincott's Nursing Advisor's
focus on patient safety," said Judith McCann, MSN, RN, Chief Nurse,
Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health."By embedding them right into
the core of the product, we make it fast and easy for nurses and other
practitioners to obtain the patient information they need to provide optimal
care."

The new Lippincott's Nursing Advisor Drug Identifier allows a clinician to
enter any combination of pill identification criteria including imprint code,
color, dose form, score and shape.In response, the program provides the
matching drug or drugs along with detailed attribute information and a
thumbnail picture of the pill. Similarly, the Drug Interactions Guide allows
the clinician to enter multiple drugs, plus patient drug allergies, diseases
and symptoms, gender, age, pregnancy and smoking status in any
combination.The program returns a colored symbol next to the drug name that
indicates the severity level of drug reactions—from "severe or life
threatening" to "may cause minor effects."

Lippincott's Nursing Advisor includes 563 adult and pediatric individual
disease entries and a total of more than 3,000 collective entries of critical,
evidence-based information spanning diseases, treatments, diagnostic tests,
drugs, signs & symptoms, nursing care plans and patient education. Using the
system's proprietary synoptic search, the product delivers the appropriate
entry within seconds of a nurse's inquiry.When a nurse requires further
reference, access to 27 nursing-related eBooks is now available directly from
the product.

Written by nurses for nurses, Lippincott's Nursing Advisor is the leading
nurse-centric resource designed for online and mobile point-of-care
environments.In use in hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide, the
product is accessible from any Internet-enabled device including PCs and
mobile devices such as iPad® and Android™ tablets.Lippincott's Nursing
Advisor is part of Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, a series of evidence-based
nursing products designed to improve patient outcomes, enhance nurse
competency, standardize care and promote clinical excellence.

Both of these Lippincott's Nursing Advisor enhancements are available
immediately and are included in the base subscription price to hospitals and
other healthcare facilities.To learn more or to purchase, visit
www.LippincottSolutions.com, or call 800-326-1685.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of
trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals
and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make
important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.

LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of
information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the
healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a
market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues
of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

Contact:  Tom Kivett                     Robert Dekker
           Managing Director               Vice President, Communications
           Kivett & Company Communications Wolters Kluwer Health
           212-727-2935                    215-521-8928
           tkivett@kivettandco.com         robert.dekker@wolterskluwer.com

SOURCE Wolters Kluwer Health

Website: http://www.wolterskluwerhealth.com
 
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