Navigation Links
As Smartphone Usage Expands, Survey Says Nurses and Nursing Students Want Mobile Access to Credible Drug Data
Date:4/26/2012

AMBLER, Pa., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurses and future nurses are using smartphones at the bedside, and want immediate access to drug reference tools. A recent survey of nearly 4,000 nurses and nursing students found that more and more nurses are turning to mobile technology to help them provide efficient and effective care. Conducted by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), publisher of the top-selling Nursing 2013 Drug Handbook, the survey found that 85 percent of nurses and students want a smartphone app version of the drug guide. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry.

"As the U.S. population ages and the demand for nursing care increases, nurses need easy access to drug information from a variety of sources," said Judy McCann, Chief Nursing Officer, Professional and Education, Wolters Kluwer Health. "Nurses have long relied on our pocket-sized guide to support clinical decisions, but today's nurse wants mobile access to the most current information possible."

LWW's poll of 3,900 nurses and nursing students found that:

  • 71 percent of nursing professionals use a smartphone for their job
  • 66 percent of students use a smartphone for nursing school
  • 85 percent of respondents want a mobile app version of a drug guide, while 89 percent want access to both an app version and the traditional print version

"Today's nurses and future nurses need handheld content they can trust, so we are excited to launch a smartphone app of the industry's best selling and most trusted drug guide," said McCann.

In May, LWW is launching the first mobile app version of the Nursing 2013 Drug Handbook, the market's original and top-selling drug guide since its inception in 1980. The new smartphone app includes almost 900 drug monographs addressing more than 3,000 generic and brand name drugs. Users can search for drugs alphabetically, by pharmacologic class, and by therapeutic class. The full version of the app includes a dosage calculator, pill images, detailed monographs and weekly drug updates, all in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate program. The Nursing Drug Handbook app will be available for the iPhone, iPad and iTouch and Android devices in early May 2012.

To learn more about the Nursing Drug Handbook or purchase the book or app, visit http://www.lww.com, find the book on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NursingDrugHandbook or follow Nursing Drug Handbook on Twitter at @nursinghandbook.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.

LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of euro 3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).


'/>"/>
SOURCE Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Good Medicine: Smarter Smartphones for People With Chronic Disease
2. New Smartphone App Launches for Cardiac Imaging Test
3. UBM TechInsights Issues Warning to Medical Devices Industry About Possible Obsolescence as Reliance on Smartphones Increases
4. New Web Technology Now Allows for Pharmaceutical Reps to Receive Training on Their Desktops, Tablets, and Smartphones
5. Smartphone Technology Meets Personalized Medicine in Everist Genomics CardioDefender Diagnostic System
6. Cochlear™ Americas Launches Smartphone App for Baha® 3 Recipients
7. Tepha Announces First Human Usage of Medical Devices Derived from New Class of Resorbable Polymers
8. New Study Links dLife to Increased Rx Drug Usage Among Diabetes Consumers
9. Will MHLW Changes in Reimbursement Drive Japanese Physicians to Increase Usage of Chronic Dialysis Catheters?
10. comScore Announces Availability of Media Planning Tool Leveraging Behavioral Insights into Online Usage Habits of Doctors
11. SurgiCount Medical Announces Expanded Honor Roll Hospital Users, Landmark Product Usage Milestones Achieved
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their ... treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces ... fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps ... and chloride in balance. Increasing number of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology and ... platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 nd ... 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A demonstration ... of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will be ... is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan ... require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of ... Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to ... said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... plastic surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to ... known procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. ... articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):