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Nursing Procedures

Ambulatory Care Nursing Procedures

AAACN Partners with Lippincott to Develop Ambulatory Nursing Procedures

AAACN has partnered with Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Solutions to develop a new ambulatory care nursing category for Lippincott Procedures, the most widely deployed, web-based, point-of-care nursing application for the latest evidence-based practice information used in hospitals and other healthcare institutions.

Clinicians receive accurate, step-by-step guidance for more than 1,700 evidence-based procedures and is available as a group subscription to hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Through our partnership, the first set of 25 ambulatory care nursing procedures written by AAACN members is now available in the Lippincott Procedures institutional software.

These procedures cover these topics:

  1. Bladder ultrasonography, ambulatory care
  2. Blood pressure assessment, ambulatory care
  3. Blood pressure assessment, pediatric, ambulatory care
  4. Breast examination (Advanced practice), ambulatory care
  5. Disinfection, noncritical patient care equipment, ambulatory care
  6. Disinfection, semicritical patient care equipment, ambulatory care
  7. Foreign body removal, ear (Advanced practice), ambulatory care
  8. Foreign body removal, skin and soft tissue (Advanced practice), ambulatory care
  9. Hand hygiene, ambulatory care
  10. Immunization (vaccine) guidelines, ambulatory care
  11. Immunization (vaccine) guidelines, pediatric ambulatory care
  12. Intradermal injection, ambulatory care
  13. Peak flow meter use, ambulatory care
  14. Physical examination for sports, school, or summer camp, pediatric (Advanced practice), ambulatory care
  15. Point-of-care testing, blood glucose, ambulatory care
  16. Pulse assessment, pediatric, ambulatory care
  17. Subcutaneous injection, ambulatory care
  18. Suicide risk assessment, ambulatory care
  19. Suspected child abuse, recognizing and reporting, ambulatory care
  20. Temperature assessment, ambulatory care
  21. Traumatic abrasion wound care, ambulatory care
  22. Vision screening, child, ambulatory care
  23. Weight measurement, ambulatory care
  24. Weight measurement, child ambulatory care
  25. Weight measurement, infant, ambulatory care

The collaboration calls for AAACN to write and review 100 new ambulatory care nursing procedures, using experts culled from our membership.

These new procedures will help expand use of Lippincott Procedures in the growing area of outpatient healthcare and will make it more useful to nurses who practice in settings such as hospitals with outpatient services, ambulatory care centers, community-based settings, urgent care clinics, schools and workplaces.

The remaining 75 procedures are undergoing development and will be included in subsequent Lippincott Procedures content updates. If you would like to contribute your expertise to this project, please contact Task Force Chair Anne McLeod at mcleoda@med.umich.edu.

View samples of the new ambulatory care nursing procedures. Once there - from the left navigation menu - select ‘View sample procedures,’ then select ‘Nursing,’ and ‘Ambulatory Care.’

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