From Tuesday 5th May Lippincott Clinical Procedures will be available online at all South Island District Health Boards, a move which looks set to support the better delivery of evidence based nursing practice across the region. Access to the online resource by those in the wider health system, including primary care, NGOs, community health, the aged care sector and relevant tertiary education providers, will be made available in the following months.
Lippincott Procedures is an online evidence based resource that provides real-time access to step-by-step guides for over 1,300 evidence-based procedures and skills in a variety of specialty settings on-line. The South Island Executive Directors of Nursing and the South Island Regional Training Hub (SIRTH) have supported the implementation of Lippincott in partnership with Midlands region where it has been in place for over three years.
Lippincott procedures can be accessed from any hospital workstation or via a mobile iPad app, both online and offline. Offline access will enable nurses in remote regions or with unreliable internet connections to still retrieve procedures and information. When fully implemented access to Lippincott will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all nursing staff across the South Island health system.
The standardisation of clinical procedures utilising the latest evidence based practice will ensure optimum patient safety throughout the South Island. This will mean that a clinical procedure is being delivered in the same way whether it’s in a hospital or community setting.
The South Island Executive Directors of Nursing recognise that having an up-to-date, centralised, online distribution of procedures can improve clinical practice and patient care, as well as contribute to the professional development and retention of a highly skilled nursing workforce.
“Our nurses can open Lippincott Procedures at any time from any computer terminal eliminating the need to search for those policies elsewhere on the unit. This technology has improved access for our nurses to the most current health care information supporting the growth and expansion of evidence-based nursing practice in our organization.” Jennifer Graham Powers, RN, CN IV, BSN, CCRN.
You can the South Island Alliance Regional Training Hub Position Statement here.
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