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Nurses to Benefit From New CMS Never Events Resource Area on Mosby's Nursing Consult
Date:8/10/2009

objects retained after surgery, air embolism, blood incompatibility, stage III and IV pressure ulcers, falls and trauma, manifestations of poor glycemic control, catheter-associated urinary tract infect ion (UTI), vascular catheter associated infection, surgical site infection and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary embolism (PE).

Nurses who access CMS Never Events to prevent an HAC, such as a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI), are able to review a definition, evidence-based nursing content, books, journals, guidelines, patient education, images and news. For example, in the case of a catheter-associated UTI, nurses can scan guidelines from the Infectious Disease Society of America, while reviewing some 18 full-text journal articles.

Nursing Consult also includes decision-making guidance on six conditions now under review by CMS for inclusion on the HAC list. Among them are delirium, ventilator-associated pneumonia, staphylococcus aureus septicemia, clostridium difficile-associated disease, Legionnaire's disease and iatrogenic pneumothorax.

"Elsevier is proud to support nurses in improving the safety and quality of care they provide, not just to Medicare patients, but to all the all patients and family member they treat and care for," said Brian Bussey, President of Mosby MCS, a business unit of Elsevier Health Sciences. "Nurses have a powerful role to play in ensuring that hospitals are paid appropriately for their services and that patients never suffer needlessly."

Mosby's suite of online tools, including Mosby's Nursing Consult with CMS Never Events, Mosby's Nursing Skills and Mosby's Index, is used by more than 500 hospitals across the U.S., including hospitals of the U.S. Army, hospitals within Kaiser, and Ohio State University. CMS Never Events is a component of a suite of professional nursing tools from Elsevier. In addition to Nursing Consult, the su
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