Mosby's Nursing Skills(TM) Launches New Pediatric Collection

    ST. LOUIS, MO, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Mosby's Nursing Skills(TM), the online
nursing skills and reference system from Elsevier, today announced the launch
of Mosby's Nursing Skills-Pediatric Collection, the largest and most robust
collection of pediatric-specific Web-based competencies, numbering over
320 topics. The product is Elsevier's latest to deliver evidence based
medicine electronically to help healthcare institutions improve the quality of
    "The pediatric specialty is an ever-evolving field and nurses in this
under-served area understand the urgency in being equipped with the most
recent clinical information at their fingertips. Mosby's Nursing Skills will
now meet those needs for nurses working to respond to adult and pediatric
populations," commented Leslie Zacks, Director, Mosby's Nursing Skills.
    For learners, Mosby's Nursing Skills-Pediatric Collection features
rationales for all steps, checklists, online testing, more than 970
illustrations, and step-by-step video demonstrations or animations with
voiceover and close captioning. Included are references to evidence-based
information and enhanced learning by providing clear rationales. The testing
process - a feature not available elsewhere - provides instant feedback and
concept reviews to help learners master the competencies and develop clinical
reasoning skills.
    The new Pediatric collection was created from two leading peer-reviewed
references published by Elsevier - the current editions of AACN's Procedure
Manual for Pediatric Acute and Critical Care and Wong's Nursing Care of
Infants and Children.

    Mosby Nursing Skills - Helping nurses provide quality care

    Launched in May of 2006, Mosby's Nursing Skills is designed with the help
of nurses, nurse managers, and nurse educators to meet the training needs of
today's healthcare institutions. The current collection is adapted from
several industry-leading references, including Perry & Potter's Clinical
Nursing Skills and Techniques, 6e; Proehl's Emergency Nursing Procedures, 3e;
and AACN's Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 5e.
    For managers and educators, Mosby's Nursing Skills' built-in learning
management system functionality offers capabilities to assign, track, and
manage skills competency completion. Real-time integration with existing
learning management system is also available. Educators and managers can
evaluate individual learning needs and create assignments or even customized
instructional materials to incorporate specific organizational policies and
procedures. Tracking and reporting features allow managers to compare staff
performance to standards and measure and report group performance.
    Mosby's Nursing Skills is the only online competency development tool
with testing functionality that now offers more than 320 pediatric-specific
skills and over 510 adult skills. The product is endorsed by AACN and has been
adopted by several high-profile institutions.
    For more information about Pediatric Nursing Skills, visit or to receive a free institutional trial,
go to or call 1-877-857-1047. Elsevier
will be demonstrating this new product at booth No.2841 at the Healthcare
Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in
Orlando Florida, USA, February 25 to 28, 2008 and the American Organization of
Nurse Executives annual conference in Seattle Washington, April 26 to 28,

    About Elsevier

    Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the
global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70
offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per
year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such
as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult
(, Scopus (,
bibliographic databases, and online reference works.
    Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed
Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher
and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal,
education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides
high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing
emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker
symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL
(New York Stock Exchange).

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