Elsevier Collaborates with Oncology Nursing Society

Mosby's oncology-specific nursing skills to be reviewed and updated by expert professional association

Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today its collaboration with the Oncology Nursing Society to review and amend 76 oncology-related skills in Mosby's Skills.

"We commend Elsevier for collaborating with organizations such as ours to continuously expand and improve its educational materials,” said Elizabeth M. Wertz Evans, PhD, RN, MPM, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FACMPE, Executive Director of Professional Practice and Programs, Oncology Nursing Society. “We look forward to collaborating and developing the best possible Mosby’s Skills product for nursing professionals.”

Mosby’s Skills is a comprehensive, combined reference product and competency management system. Designed for healthcare nursing professionals, Mosby’s Skills combines powerful skills and procedures reference product with convenient competency management system functionality. More than 1,300 skills are featured within Adult, Pediatric, and specialties such as Perioperative, Maternal/Newborn, Neonatal Intensive Care, Respiratory Care, Oncology and others. Mosby’s Skills is part of Elsevier’s Mosby’s Suite, an online solution that provides training, education, skills reference and support at the point of care.

“Equipping nurses with the most accurate and updated information is of paramount importance when it comes to delivering direct patient care,” said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President, Strategy and Content Development, Elsevier. “We value feedback and input from organizations known for their expertise". The Oncology Nursing Society’s review of Mosby’s Skills will help ensure the oncology-related skills offer the best content in the industry.

The Oncology Nursing Society joins the list of well-known organizations that have collaborated with Elsevier to develop and review areas within Mosby’s Skills. Among them: the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). 

For more information on Mosby’s Skills and Mosby’s Suite, including purchasing information, visit: www.confidenceconnected.com 

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About The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Together, ONS and the cancer community seek to reduce the risks, incidence, and burden of cancer by encouraging healthy lifestyles, promoting early detection, and improving the management of cancer symptoms and side effects throughout the disease trajectory.

ONS is committed to raising the profile of nursing in the media. Oncology nurses can be a valuable resource when writing about patients with cancer. Our Public Relations Department can arrange interviews for you with key thought leaders in cancer nursing, including: nurse educators, nurse researchers, and skilled oncology nurses providing direct care to patients.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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).

Media contact, Elsevier
Christopher Capot
Director, Corporate Relations
Elsevier
+1 212 633 3164
c.capot@elsevier.com

Media contact, ONS
Jeanette Kent
Public Relations Manager
+1 412 859 6246
jkent@ons.org