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Elsevier Adds New Respiratory Care Collection to Mosby's Skills

PHILADELPHIA, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

New collection is first online, evidence-based skills database designed for respiratory care professionals

Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of a new skills product for respiratory care professionals - Mosby's Respiratory Care Skills.

Mosby's Respiratory Care Skills gives respiratory therapists the first and only online skills database based on the latest evidence and clinical guidelines. This new collection follows the Mosby's Skills model, providing evidence-based and standardized skills and procedures, with competency testing and documentation. Mosby's Skills is an online skills reference and competency management resource designed to meet the respiratory therapy education and development needs of today's healthcare organizations using an interdisciplinary approach to care.

Based on the most current evidence, each skill features a quick sheet, checklist, illustrations, multimedia demonstrations, and more to provide thorough explanations that help all types of learners master important skills. Mosby's Respiratory Care Skills currently features 42 skills, with more launching later in 2012 and 2013. Current skills include:

  • Compliance and Resistance Measurement
  • End Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
  • Intrapulmonary Shunt Calculation
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Airway Pressure Release Ventilation
  • Oxygen Therapy for Patients with an Artificial Airway
  • Peak Expiratory Flow Measurement

"At Elsevier, we are committed to helping healthcare providers by creating evidence-based tools to use at the point-of-care and really improve clinical outcomes," said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President, Strategy and Content Development, Elsevier. "By expanding Mosby's Skills to the respiratory care professional market, we broaden the resources available to the interdisciplinary care team."

For more information about Mosby's Respiratory Care Skills, including the full list of available skills, see or call +1 866 416 6697.

About Elsevier Clinical Decision Support

Elsevier Clinical Decision Support (, a division of Elsevier, the global leader in medical and health information, provides world class information and point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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