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Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills and Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor Chosen by Kindred Healthcare’s Hospital Division

‘Most Admired Healthcare Company’ continues commitment to patient care quality

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins announced today Kindred Healthcare, Inc.’s Hospital Division will provide the expert clinical content from Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills and Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor to the nurses in their hospitals. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.

Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills gives nurses accurate, step-by-step guidance for over 1,000 procedures. The online resource provides skills checklists and competency tests for each procedure to help facilities verify staff competence. Each procedure undergoes a thorough annual review process to ensure the most up-to-date clinical information is provided. Facilities can customize the program and procedures to meet their specific needs. 

Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor is designed to provide nurses quick and efficient access to the specific information needed to provide optimal patient care, including expert content from the best-selling Nursing2011 Drug Handbook. Drug, disease, treatment, diagnostic test, and signs and symptoms monographs provide essential information to nurses quickly in their daily workflow. Customization functionality allows hospital protocols to be added, improving staff awareness, compliance and care standardization. 

“Our staff benefits by having these valuable resources at the point of care,” says Anthony Disser, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for Kindred’s Hospital Division. “We value our people and this information supports the team and assures ready access to the latest information at the bedside to assure best and evidence based practices.”
For more information or to request a free trial of Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills and Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor, contact Lippincott Williams & Wilkins at 1-800-326-1685 or visit  www.LWWNursingSolutions.com.

About Kindred Healthcare         

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND), a top-200 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of over $4.3 billion and approximately 56,800 employees in 40 states. At December 31, 2010, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 696 locations, including 89 long-term acute care hospitals, 226 nursing and rehabilitation centers and a contract rehabilitation services business, Peoplefirst rehabilitation services, which served 381 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Healthcare Companies three years in a row, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

LWW is part of  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools, journals, and textbooks, such as  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; and electronic information providers, such as  Ovid®,  UpToDate®,  Medi-Span®,  Facts & Comparisons® and  ProVation® Medical.