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Hospitals Redeploy Nurse Specialists to COVID-19 Front Lines Using Free Lippincott Procedures Rapid Onboarding from Wolters Kluwer

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Wolters Kluwer, Health launched a new Rapid Onboarding module in Lippincott Procedures in response to hospitals seeking to quickly ready nurses for the coronavirus pandemic response. Faced with patient surges, health systems are turning to alternate staffing models and redeploying nurses from different specialties who may not typically treat infectious diseases to join frontline care teams. Rapid Onboarding equips these clinicians with quick and efficient guidance and training on critical care skills. To support the urgent need, Wolters Kluwer is offering hospitals and their nursing teams 60-day free access to Rapid Onboarding and the full Lippincott Procedures solution.

“In this time of unprecedented urgency for frontline clinicians, everyone is doing their part to make a difference and we felt a greater responsibility to ensure nursing teams mobilizing from all areas of the hospital are prepared to provide safe care for COVID-19 patients. Rapid Onboarding meets this need backed by their trusted nursing partner Lippincott,” said Julie Stegman, Vice President, Nursing Segment, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice. “Our hope is that by working together, more nurses can quickly join the effort to provide their indispensable care that is especially needed during this crisis.”

Chief nursing officers implementing the Lippincott Procedures Rapid Onboarding module can quickly equip nurses with essential information to safely and effectively care for COVID-19 patients. Developed by nurses with expertise in critical care, medical-surgical nursing, and infection control, the expert solution includes vital information on the correct usage of personal protective equipment (PPE), infection control precautions and updated procedures specifically for the COVID-19 patient population.

Nurses can quickly access step-by-step, evidence-based guides to 165 procedures related to COVID-19 within the Rapid Onboarding module including:

  • Airborne precautions
  • Droplet precautions
  • Mechanical ventilation, positive pressure
  • Central venous access catheter insertion, assisting
  • Personal protective equipment donning and doffing
  • Prone positioning
  • Respiration assessment

“Nurses joining the frontline of care during this time of crisis do not have the option to complete extended orientation programs. In order to quickly begin caring for COVID-19 patients, they need to focus solely on learning the critical, need-to-know information. The step-by-step guides in Rapid Onboarding enable them to effectively and safely care for patients,” said Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Chief Nurse, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research and Practice.

Hospitals and healthcare institutions will also have access to more than 1,800 procedures and skills within Lippincott Procedures, an expert solution that covers a wide variety of nursing specialties to help nurses improve patient outcomes, reduce errors and promote consistent standardized care across the organization.

More COVID-19 Resources

Wolters Kluwer continues to make the latest evidence-based medicine and resources related to COVID-19 available for clinicians, health systems and consumers around the world. For more, please bookmark and visit the Wolters Kluwer COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources & Tools page.

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