Reply To: Protocols/Procedures

  • Chris Donaghey

    June 19, 2020 at 9:58 am

    We do use Lippincott Procedures/Advisor for guidance on many occasions, and we do have distinct policies within PolicyStat which refer to elements like oral hygiene and central line maintenance care in pediatrics.

    However, we have had multiple instances come up where Lippincott was either incorrect or dated in the information it presented to staff, and we had sufficient evidence to support making distinct recommendations as a hospital/health system.

    If Lippincott does suffice, however, our policies will state “Refer to Lippincott” and then we will embed the procedure in the document or name it exactly.

    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN
    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-19-2020 09:51 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Protocols/Procedures


    Wondering what system your hospital uses to help write your protocols/procedures (P/Ps):

    For example:  does your hospital use Lippincott NSG Procedures? And if so do you use this system to write your P/Ps or do you just have your nursing teams refer to the Lippincott P/Ps?

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 East Chicago Avenue,
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991