Elsevier collaborates with the International Association of Forensic Nurses to enhance forensic nursing content

Elsevier’s Clinical Skills to be reviewed and revised by internationally recognized forensic nursing organization

Philadelphia, May 15, 2018

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX Group, announced today that it will collaborate with the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) to enhance Elsevier’s Clinical Skills for emergency nursing.

The IAFN will review and revise the skills for emergency nurses that include forensic procedures to ensure that the content is consistent with the high standards and recommended practices of the association.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Elsevier as we continue to provide the highest standard of forensic nursing care, working with Elsevier to ensure evidence-based content assists us in maintaining our leadership in this specialty practice and allows us the opportunity to address changes in practice as they arise,” said Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Chief Executive Officer, International Association of Forensic Nurses. “The association’s mission to develop, promote, and disseminate information internationally about forensic nursing science is enhanced by its relationship with Elsevier.”

Forensic nurses are an essential component of healthcare’s response to violence and trauma. The association defines and advances the global research agenda to enhance nursing’s evidence-based response to the needs of forensic populations.

“The ability to collaborate with such a well-respected association to validate and promote evidence-based practice confirms Elsevier’s commitment to support the nursing profession,” said Barbara Cullen, Vice President Strategy and Product Development, Elsevier. “We are pleased to work with IAFN to connect clinical and forensic care for better outcomes for patients.”


About IAFN
With more than 3,300 members from 24 countries, the International Association of Forensic Nurses has a mission to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science. The Association offers board certification for sexual assault nurse examiners who care for Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A®) and Pediatric (SANE-P®) patients. For more information, visit www.forensicnurses.org.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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