Happy Nurses Week! The American Nurses Association (ANA), along with thousands of healthcare organizations across the country, will celebrate the 194th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday and the important role nurses play in healthcare during National Nurses Week, May 6 - 12, 2016. This year's theme is "Culture of Safety: It Starts With YOU," honoring nursing's contribution to safety and collaboration in healthcare.
Free Content to Help You Practice Safely
In recognition of the ANA’s Culture of Safety theme for Nurses Week 2016, Lippincott Solutions is pleased to offer you FREE patient-safety related content from our suite of clinical, evidence-based decision support software.
Nurse executives and managers, click HERE or on the boxes below to access our point-of-care content from Lippincott Procedures (isolation garb donning and removal, medication administration practices, and recognizing and reporting unsafe practices) and Lippincott Advisor (handoff communication, using SBAR, medication errors, and falls/trauma information).
For clinical educators and nursing professional development specialists, click HERE or on the box below to check out some of our evidence-based e-courses from Lippincott Professional Development Collection, which were co-developed in partnership with Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and include safety-related topics such as reducing the risk of healthcare-acquired infections, universal protocol, CAUTI prevention compliance, and hand hygiene compliance).
If you’re interested in learning more about how your facility can utilize Lippincott Solutions to make evidence actionable at the bedside and improve patient outcomes by enhancing safety, please contact us at Sales@LippincottSolutions.com or by phone at 1-855-695-5070.
And for additional free Nurses Week content offerings from other resources at Wolters Kluwer, check out http://www.wolterskluwernursesweek.com/.
Share Your Stories
Another exciting Nurses Week initiative is our annual ‘Inspired Nursing Stories’ contest. Once again, we are asking nurses, managers, and educators to share your most memorable and inspirational nursing stories. Was there a special person that motivated you to get into the profession of nursing? Any poignant nurse-patient stories that have helped you realize that nursing is your true calling?
If so, we want to hear from you! Visit http://lippincottsolutions.com/inspiredstories and help ‘pay it forward’ by submitting your story. The nurse who submits the most inspiring story will receive a FREE FitBit Alta ™ and 2nd and 3rd place stories will each receive complimentary gift cards. And the top 12 stories will be featured in our 2017 glossy ‘Inspiring Nurses Do Amazing Things’ print calendar.
Honor A Nurse
Additionally, Lippincott Solutions is a proud sponsor of the American Nurses Foundation's (ANF) Honor a Nurse program. Founded in 1993, Honor A Nurse, created by ANF and supported by Lippincott Solutions, seeks to make sure nurses know they are respected and valued. Honor a Nurse was created as a public way to celebrate individual nurses and to raise money for nursing projects.
Anyone can nominate a nurse, clinician, friend, colleague, mentor or teacher who has made a difference in the practice of nursing and make a donation on behalf of the honoree. Each honoree is recognized on the Honor a Nurse website and is sent a card recognizing his or her contribution to the profession. Learn more by visiting www.anfonline.org/honoranurse and make a donation online at www.givetonursing.org.