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Lippincott Professional Development Collection

Types of Programs

Lippincott Professional Development Collection is a library of e-courses, available for institutional sale, which has been grouped together by subject matter of discipline. Developed to advance clinical and professional knowledge and skills, these e-courses are delivered via a web-based platform that allows health care customers to assign courses to their staff, track staff progress, and review test scores.

The following presents a sample list of Lippincott Professional Development Collection: program overview brochure.

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Program Categories

SPECIALTY TRAINING PROGRAMS

These programs are designed to educate and evaluate appropriate nurse diagnoses, assessments, and interventions associated with the care of a patient. They target clinical needs of a particular care area, sub-specialty department, or clinical subject.

INTERPRETATION PROGRAMS

Building on clinical concepts, these programs teach the functions of the system being interpreted, and then educate the nurse on how to obtain and interpret the system. Interpretation programs provide interactive clinical tutorials that focus on complex assessment techniques.

CLINICAL CASE STUDIES & TUTORIALS PROGRAM

The courses in this program examine nursing responsibilities in caring for patients with various medical conditions, including evaluation and assessment, nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and patient care strategies.

COMPLIANCE & PATIENT SAFETY PROGRAMS

These programs instruct nurses on patient safety best practices and governmental compliance requirements, such as those of The Joint Commission.

COMPETENCY EVALUATION PROGRAMS

These programs evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. With case scenarios and test questions that cover a variety of clinical topics, these programs ensure competency while educating.

MANDATORY PROGRAMS

The courses in these programs assist health care institutions in meeting governmental and institutional compliance rules while documenting staff proficiency and ensuring that all employees meet the mandatory requirements.

PRECEPTOR PREPARATION PROGRAM

This program teaches experienced nurses how to mentor newly hired or recently graduated nurses who come to work at the health care institution.


Program Descriptions

General Medical/Surgical Nursing Program

The General Medical-Surgical Nursing Program is a series of case studies and tutorials, as well as professional development e-courses, designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of the appropriate nursing diagnoses, assessments, and interventions associated with medical/surgical conditions. Risk factors, clinical findings, and complications that may accompany these conditions are also addressed.  Topics range from pain to shock, from chest tubes to pressure ulcers, from heart failure to asthma. Each module contains a post-test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Critical Care Nursing Program

The Critical Care Nursing Program is a series of interactive case studies and tutorials, mandatory e-courses, and professional development e-courses that examine nursing responsibilities in the critical care environment (including evaluation and assessment, nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and patient care strategies). Each interactive case study or tutorial within the Critical Care Nursing Program contains a course unit and a post-test that assesses the user’s understanding of the unit content. Each mandatory e-course within the Critical Care Nursing Program contains a pretest, a course unit, and a posttest.  Users who pass the pretest may be able to opt out of taking the accompanying course unit and posttest. Those who do not pass the pretest are required to take the course unit and then the post-test, which assesses the user’s understanding of the unit content. Each professional development e-course within the Critical Care Nursing Program contains a course unit and a posttest. The course unit presents information relating to a specific nursing topic. At the end of each course unit, a posttest assesses the user’s understanding of the unit content.

Cardiovascular Care Program

The Cardiovascular Care Program is a series of case studies and tutorials designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of disease classification, pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnostic measures, and treatment strategies associated with caring for patients with cardiovascular conditions. Topics include congenital heart defects, cardiogenic shock, cardiomyopathy, and more.  Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

OBSTETRIC NURSING PROGRAM

The Obstetric Nursing Program is a series of e-courses designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of nursing assessment, nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and treatment strategies associated with caring for obstetric-gynecologic patients. Topics include normal and prolonged labor, fetal monitoring interpretation, labor pain management, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Pediatric NURSING Program

The Pediatric Nursing Program is a series of e-learning courses designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of nursing responsibilities in caring for pediatric patients. Topics covered include anorexia nervosa, asthma, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart defects, hypovolemic shock, and sepsis, as well as acute and chronic pain in the pediatric patient. Each interactive case study or tutorial contains a posttest that assesses the user’s understanding of the course content.

Behavioral Health Case Study Program

The Behavioral Health Case Study Program is a series of interactive case studies designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of the nature, symptoms, etiology, medication management, and nursing care of clients with various mental health disorders. The case studies take place in such settings as an inpatient unit of an acute psychiatric mental health hospital, the detoxification unit of a psychiatric hospital, and an outpatient day treatment program. Topics include suicidal tendencies, depression, personality disorders, alcohol dependence, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Neurologic Care Program

The Neurologic Care Program is a series of interactive case studies designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of appropriate nursing assessment parameters and nursing interventions for patients with various neurologic conditions. Patient education strategies, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestations are also addressed. Topics include head trauma, cerebral aneurysm, spinal cord injury, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Orthopedic Care Program

The Orthopedic Care Program is a case study and tutorial designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of the appropriate nursing diagnoses, assessments, and interventions associated with the care of a patient with osteoporosis. Risk factors, clinical findings, and complications that may accompany osteoporosis are also addressed. Topics include osteoporosis and hip fracture complications. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Infection Control Program

The Infection Control Program is a series of interactive case studies and tutorials, mandatory e-courses, and professional development e-courses that examine infection control practices and nursing responsibilities in caring for patients with various hospital-acquired infections. Each interactive case study or tutorial within the Infection Control Program contains a course unit and a post-test that assesses the user’s understanding of the unit content. Each mandatory e-course within the Infection Control Program contains a pretest, a course unit, and a post-test. Users who pass the pretest may be able to opt out of taking the accompanying course unit and post-test. Those who do not pass the pretest are required to take the course unit and then the post-test, which assesses the user’s understanding of the unit content. Each professional development e-course within the Infection Control Program contains a course unit and a post-test. The course unit presents information relating to a specific nursing topic. At the end of each course unit, a post-test assesses the user’s understanding of the course content.

Basic ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation Program

The Basic ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation Program is a series of interactive courses designed to explain how to interpret electrocardiography (ECG) rhythm strips. The courses in this program review the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system, and teach the learner how to perform and interpret an ECG rhythm strip and how to recognize arrhythmias on an ECG rhythm strip. Each course is intended to build on the clinical concepts and information conveyed in the preceding course and contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

12-lead ECG Interpretation Program

The 12-Lead ECG Interpretation Program is a series of interactive courses designed to explain how to interpret electrocardiography (ECG) rhythm strips. The courses in this program review the structures and functions of the cardiac system, and teach the learner how to obtain a 12-lead ECG and accurately interpret it. Each course is intended to build on the clinical concepts and information conveyed in the preceding course and contains a test that assesses the learners’ understanding of the course content.

Breath & Heart Sounds Interpretation Program

The Breath and Heart Sounds Interpretation Program is a series of interactive courses designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, the heart, and the cardiac cycle. The courses also cover how to perform respiratory and cardiac assessments and identify basic and advanced breath and heart sounds.

Clinical Case Studies & Tutorials Program SET

The Clinical Case Studies & Tutorials Program Set is a series of interactive case studies and tutorials that examine nursing responsibilities in caring for patients with various medical conditions, including evaluation and assessment, nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and patient care strategies.  These modules provide clinical scenarios and interactive learning exercises that address the care of patients with various medical conditions. Topics cover a wide variety of specialty areas, including cardiology, neurology, behavioral health, emergency, and more. Each case study or tutorial within the Clinical Case Studies & Tutorials Program Set contains a course unit and a post-test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the unit content.

Compliance Program (ALL COURSES)

The Compliance Program is a series of professional development e-courses designed to assist health care institutions to meet The Joint Commission training requirements and document staff proficiency. Topics include patient rights, hand hygiene, TCAB, SSI, SBAR, HIPAA compliance, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

COMPLIANCE PROGRAM (JOINT COMMISSION RESOURCES)

The Compliance Program (Joint Commission Resources) is a series of e-courses, developed in partnership with Joint Commission Resources, Inc., that is designed to assist health care institutions to meet The Joint Commission training requirements and document staff proficiency.  Topics include patient rights, hand hygiene, TCAB, SSI, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

patient safety program (joint commission resources)

The Patient Safety Program (Joint Commission Resources) is a series of e-courses, developed in partnership with Joint Commission Resources, Inc., that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of the components of various Joint Commission Goals and standards relating to patient safety, including when specific Goals are applicable and the elements of performance for those Goals. Topics include patient identification, infection risk reduction, patient falls, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Program

The Hospital-Acquired Conditions Program is a series of e-learning courses designed to evaluate the learner’s knowledge of risk factors, pathophysiology, and nursing responsibilities in caring for patients with certain hospital-acquired conditions. The courses include evidenced-based prevention practices as well as interventions to implement when prevention practices fail. Each module contains a post-test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Medical/Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation Program

The Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation Program is a series of electronic evaluations designed for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. Evaluations include assessing knowledge on gastrointestinal, hematologic, renal, musculoskeletal, and other conditions.  Each evaluation within the Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation Program contains 50 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to specific topics in medical-surgical nursing.

Critical Care Nursing Competency Evaluation Program

The Critical Care Nursing Competency Evaluation Program is a series of electronic evaluations designed for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. Evaluations include assessing knowledge on cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematologic, neurologic, endocrine, and other conditions.  Each evaluation within the Critical Care Nursing Competency Evaluation Program contains 50 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to specific topics in critical care nursing.

Emergency Nursing Competency Evaluation Program

The Emergency Nursing Competency Evaluation Program is a series of electronic evaluations designed for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. Evaluations include assessing knowledge on respiratory, gynecologic, cardiovascular, neurologic, and other conditions. Each evaluation within the Emergency Nursing Competency Evaluation Program contains 50 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to specific topics in emergency nursing.

Obstetric-Gynecologic Nursing Competency Evaluation Program

The Obstetric-Gynecologic Nursing Competency Evaluation Program is a series of electronic evaluations designed for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. Evaluations include assessing knowledge on fetal assessment, neonatal resuscitation, perinatal medication administration, and other areas. Each evaluation within the Obstetric-Gynecologic Nursing Competency Evaluation Program contains 50 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to specific topics in obstetric-gynecologic nursing.

Breath Sounds Competency Evaluation Program

The Breath Sounds Competency Evaluation Program is a series of electronic evaluations designed for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses.  Each evaluation contains scenarios and multiple-choice questions that test the nurse’s knowledge and critical-thinking skills related to identifying and assessing breath sounds.

Heart Sounds Competency Evaluation Program

The Heart Sounds Competency Evaluation Program is a series of electronic evaluations designed for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses. Each evaluation contains scenarios and multiple-choice questions that test the nurse’s knowledge and critical-thinking skills related to identifying and assessing heart sounds.

ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation Competency Evaluation Program

The ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation Competency Evaluation Program consists of an electronic evaluation designed for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses. The evaluation contains multiple-choice questions that test the nurse’s knowledge and critical-thinking skills related to interpreting normal and abnormal ECG waveforms, cardiac arrhythmias, and pacemaker functionality.

Hospital Mandatory Program

The Hospital Mandatory Program is a series of e-courses designed to assist health care institutions to meet The Joint Commission training requirements and document staff proficiency (each e-course includes a testing component). E-courses within the Program, which are designed for the Hospital environment, may also be applicable to Ambulatory Health Care and Critical Access Hospital environments. Topics include fire safety, body mechanics, restraint use, bloodborne pathogens, and more. All e-courses within the Hospital Mandatory Program contain a pretest, a course unit, and a post-test. Users who pass the pretest may choose to opt out of or take the accompanying e-course. Those who do not pass the pretest are required to take the e-course. At the end of each e-course, a post-test assesses the user's understanding of the content.

Behavioral Health Care Mandatory

The Behavioral Health Mandatory Program is a series of e-courses designed to assist health care institutions to meet The Joint Commission training requirements and document staff proficiency (each e-course includes a testing component). Each course within the Program focuses on topics of interest in behavioral health care environments. In addition to topics that include infection control, hazardous material handling, and more, this program includes a set of “understanding the patient” courses that focus on different patient experiences, including the adolescent patient, the adult patient, the geriatric patient, and more. All e-courses within the Behavioral Health Mandatory Program contain a pretest, a course unit, and a post-test. Users who pass the pretest may choose to opt out of or take the accompanying e-course. Those who do not pass the pretest are required to take the e-course. At the end of each e-course, a post-test assesses the user's understanding of the content.

Preceptor Preparation Program

The Preceptor Preparation Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of the components of various Joint Commission Goals and standards relating to patient safety, including when specific goals are applicable and the elements of performance for those goals. Each e-course in the Preceptor Preparation Program is intended to build on the concepts and information conveyed in the preceding e-course. The overall program is designed to prepare experienced nurse employees to serve as preceptors for new nursing hires, student nurses, or staff nurses transitioning to a new department. All e-courses within the program contain a course unit and a post-test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the unit content.

Assessment Program

The Assessment Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of patient assessment. The program includes wound assessment, cardiovascular assessment, respiratory assessment, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Heart Failure Disease-Specific Care Program (All Courses)

The Heart Failure Disease-Specific Care Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of the care of patients with heart failure. Topics include patient education, concomitant diabetes mellitus, transitional care, palliative cre, sudden cardiac arrest, pathophysiology, risk factors and classication, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Heart Failure Disease-Specific Care Program (Joint Commission Resources)

The Heart Failure Disease-Specific Care Program is a series of e-courses developed in partnership with Joint Commission Resources, Inc., that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of the care of patients with heart failure and meet The Joint Commission training requirements. Topics include history and assessment, pathophysiology and risk factors, diagnostic testing, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Leadership and Management Program

The Leadership and Management Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of the key issues of leadership and management in the health care setting. Topics include finance and budget, horizontal violence, team motivation, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Pain Management Program

The Pain Management Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of pain management. Topics include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management, cultural aspects of pain management, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Wound Care Program

The Wound Care Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of patient wound care. Topics include wound assessment, pain management for patients with wounds, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Documentation Program

The Documentation Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of electronic health record (EHR) systems and electronic medical records (EMRs). Topics include basic elements of EMRs and legal aspects of EMRs.  Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Medication and Medication Administration Program

The Medication and Medication Administration Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of medication and medication administration. Topics include antiarrhythmic drugs, the safe use of insulin pumps, and intraosseous infusions in the adult and pediatric populations. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

Pediatric Nursing Competency Evaluation Program

The Pediatric Nursing Competency Evaluation Program is a series of electronic evaluations designed for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. Evaluations include assessing knowledge of cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, endocrine, and other conditions.  Each evaluation within the Pediatric Nursing Competency Evaluation Program contains 50 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to specific topics in pediatric nursing.

LONG-TERM CARE PROGRAM

The Long-Term Care Program is a series of e-courses that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of issues facing patients in the long-term care environment, including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and neurologic assessment; EMR documentation; enteral feedings; pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of heart failure; and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

STROKE DISEASE-SPECIFIC CARE PROGRAM (JOINT COMMISSION RESOURCES)   

The Stroke Disease-Specific Care Program is a series of e-courses developed in partnership with Joint Commission Resources, Inc., that evaluate a nurse’s understanding of the care of patients who have experienced a stroke. Topics include dysphagia and neurologic assessment, transient ischemic attack, stroke prevention, acute neurologic complications, discharge planning, pharmacologic therapies, rehabilitation and recovery, and more. Each module contains a test that assesses the learner’s understanding of the course content.

NEW YORK INFECTION CONTROL PROGRAM 

The New York Infection Control Program consists of a 6-course learning activity designed to evaluate the learner's knowledge of the New York State Department of Health's requirement for all health care professionals to receive training in infection control and barrier precautions. There are a total of six courses, one for each Core Element (as defined by the New York State Education Department). On completion of the sixth course, a post-test is available that tests the learner's understanding of all topics discussed.