Terms of Use

Before using or registering on Lippincott NursingCenter, we ask that you read the following Terms of Use to ensure that you understand the policies of NursingCenter and its parent, Wolters Kluwer. By using this site, you understand, agree to, and accept the terms of this document.


NursingCenter provides reference material specifically for nurses and is designed to provide clinical information for research and other health-related purposes. The site is intended for use by health care professionals, not consumers.

The information contained in the site should not be construed as medical advice. If you have a medical condition for which you seek information, please first seek the advice of a medical professional.


Registration may be requested for certain areas of NursingCenter to help us provide information, products, and services that better serve the needs of our members. Registration is required for use of the forums and other public communication areas. To make a purchase on NursingCenter, you may be asked to provide personal information to complete the purchase, but complete registration is never required to make purchases.

Registration and other information you give NursingCenter is kept strictly confidential. Please see the NursingCenter Privacy Policy for more on how we use this information.

You agree that we will send you communications delivered by e-mail about NursingCenter site updates, special promotions and deals, content related to your specialty, role, or practice setting, as well as conference information. You will have the opportunity at any time to cancel, or opt out of these communications by reviewing your preference center, Messages broadcast to announce renewal notifications, new or altered policies or services, and new features of the site are sent to all registered members.


NursingCenter works with leading online credit card-processing organizations to ensure that your personal information is maintained as securely as possible. Bear in mind, however, that 100%, risk-free participation in online purchases is impossible to ensure. NursingCenter and LWW cannot be responsible for information stolen from our system or the systems of vendors that provide goods and services to NursingCenter.


Lippincott NursingCenter.com content is copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All rights reserved. Copyright in the documents ("Contents") on the LWW Web servers is owned by Wolters Kluwer/LWW, unless otherwise indicated.

All materials on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, or otherwise published without the prior written permission of Wolters Kluwer/LWW. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice.

Patient-education materials may be downloaded for your own use and distributed to your own patients. Widespread, institutional use of patient-education materials requires written request for permission from NursingCenter. You may obtain that permission through a request to the Customer Service department at [email protected]. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy made of these documents shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the documents.


All correspondence with NursingCenter becomes the property of NursingCenter and may be used for promotional purposes, letters to the editor, or other reasonable and customary uses unless the sender specifically indicates that the correspondence is private and not for publication.

Forums/Social Media Sites

Participation in forums and social media sites is voluntary. These areas are considered public. Members are encouraged to protect their personal information and to carefully consider the risk inherent in sharing personal information in a public venue.

Participants are subject to the stated rules of the forums and may be forced to cease participation if their comments are considered slanderous, libelous, inappropriate, or otherwise disparaging to another participant. Because NursingCenter cannot control the actions of third parties, it cannot be held responsible for statements made in the forums, nor for third-party breach of policy, including inappropriate contact outside of the forums or use of a participant's personal information provided in the forums and social media sites.


NursingCenter cares deeply about privacy concerns of its users. Please see our full privacy statement for more information.


Materials on this Online Service, may be from third parties not within Wolters Kluwer’s control. Wolters Kluwer is under no obligation to, and does not, scan content used in connection with the Online Service for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, Wolters Kluwer respects the copyright interests of others and, as a policy, does not knowingly permit materials herein that infringe another party's copyright. If you believe any materials on this Online Service infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:


  • Law Department
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • 2700 Lake Cook Road
  • Riverwoods, IL 60015
  • Tel: 847-580-5045
  • Email: [email protected]



The contents of this site include information relating to general principles of nursing care and should not be considered specific instructions for individual patients. Application of the information in a particular situation remains the professional responsibility of the nurse. NursingCenter assumes no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions in the use of such information.

The clinical procedures, drug information, treatment schedules, and other clinical information offered on NursingCenter are based on research and consultation with leading nursing, medical, and pharmaceutical authorities. The information contained here reflects generally accepted standards in the United States at the time the information was posted to the Web site. However, as new information becomes available, changes in therapy and the use of drugs may become necessary. Therefore, the information contained on this site cannot be considered as recommendations and is not intended to substitute for independent professional judgment or treatment.

The authors and publisher of NursingCenter disclaim all responsibility for the use and application of this information and for adverse effects resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this data, from undetected errors, or from the user's misunderstanding of the text. Manufacturers' product information and package inserts should be reviewed for current information, including contraindications, dosages, and precautions.

Without limiting the foregoing, everything on this Web site is provided to you "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. NursingCenter assumes no liability for any loss, damage, or expense from errors or omissions in the information, whether arising in contract, tort, or otherwise.

This Web site also provides links to other Web sites. However, the publisher disclaims all responsibility for the content of other Web sites and shall not be liable for damages or injuries arising from that content.


If you have questions regarding the terms of use of this site or of your participation in NursingCenter, please contact us at:

NursingCenter Customer Service
Wolters Kluwer
Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

E-mail: [email protected]


NursingCenter may at any time reissue these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

This agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with New York law. Any action to enforce it shall be brought in the federal or state courts in New York City.