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

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, February 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 care.

"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 #2841at 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, 2008.

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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