The Vademecum on External Applications is an IFAN project founded in 2009. Its fundament is an open access website providing well established external applications such as Rhythmical Einreibungen, External Applications and Baths. All nurses are invited to submit their experiences on the online form. An editorial board approves the submitted material and publishes it. The www.pflege-vademecum.de website is translated into German, English, Spanish, French and Russian.