Wolters Kluwer Health Collaborates with Joint Commission Resources to Develop eCourses for Nurses
AMBLER, Pa. (July 17, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission, to develop online professional development courses for nurses in hospitals and other health institutions. These eCourses will be included in Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs catalog for sale to providers.
The initial development effort calls for Wolters Kluwer Health to develop and provide 50 courses, including 10 on patient safety, 10 on compliance, and 30 supporting disease-specific care certification in Heart Failure and Stroke. As the official publisher of The Joint Commission, JCR will review and verify the quality of the courses. The courses will be available to all providers and institutions by working with their Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions representative to select the appropriate programs from the course catalog.
“Knowing that The Joint Commission and JCR experts have reviewed these courses to verify that they meet accreditation and certification requirements will help hospitals with compliance,” said Judy McCann, Chief Nurse, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health. “We are proud to merge Lippincott’s clinical expertise with JCR’s dedication to patient safety and patient care improvement.”
The courses will be packaged into four programs within the library: Patient Safety, Compliance, Disease-specific Certification for Heart Failure, and Disease-specific Certification for Stroke. Each will enable nurses to learn what they need to provide excellent patient care.
“Nurses are on the front lines making sure that their organizations comply with standards and they, more than anyone, appreciate the integrity of the Lippincott brand,” said Cathy Hinckley, Executive Director, Publications and Education, Joint Commission Resources. “These co-developed courses help clinicians understand and make the connection between excellent clinical care and The Joint Commission’s accreditation and certification requirements.”