Elsevier launches Mosby's Nursing Consult

Nursing’s most trusted resources come together in online service

St. Louis, Missouri USA January 5, 2006 – Today Elsevier, the world-leading scientific, technical, and healthcare professions publisher, announced the launch of Mosby’s Nursing Consult™, a comprehensive online resource designed to help nurses provide better patient care.

Mosby’s Nursing Consult consolidates the profession’s leading books and journals, drug information, patient handouts, news and evidence-based articles into a single, easy-to-use service perfect for clinical nurses, nurse administrators and nursing faculty. From computer terminals at nurses’ stations, medical libraries and patient bedsides, users of Mosby’s Nursing Consult are quickly able to access leading nursing publications enhanced with electronic search tools reducing the amount of time spent browsing the same information offline. Developed in direct response to well-documented nursing shortage, Mosby’s Nursing Consult offers a robust collection of standard nursing content designed to fit into the current workflow of a clinical environment and provide efficiencies to nurses already overextended with the demands of patient care. 

Using its established industry leading references and nursing brands, Elsevier developed the product as a complete collection appropriate for the nursing information needs of most hospitals. “We hand picked some of the most well-respected nursing thought leaders to supervise Mosby’s Nursing Consult content selection and development,” said Brian Bussey, Vice President, E-Professional Products, Health Sciences, Elsevier. “This advisory board went to great lengths to ensure the most relevant, authoritative information was chosen to help busy nurses efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions.”

 "The Nursing Advisory Board is excited that Elsevier is offering Mosby's Nursing Consult with its vast clinical resources to hospital nurses. Having these resources readily available in the nursing unit will make a significant difference in how quickly nurses find the information they need to deliver safe quality care".Chris Pasero MS, RN, FAAN, Pain Management and Clinical Consultant, Member of the Elsevier Nursing Advisory Board.

Mosby’s Nursing Consult is available via subscription to institutions, hospitals, and individuals. Elsevier support staff will help find the product configuration that best suits the needs of the organization, allowing users to access the product from within the hospital and from outside the institution. Elsevier’s customer support team will provide training and technical support for staff members.

Due to high market demand, a number of hospitals have already purchased Mosby’s Nursing Consult, including Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Ball Memorial, Muncie, IN, U.S. Army Medical Command, Texas, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD and Gunderson Medical Center in Lacrosse, WI.

Elsevier will be adding additional electronic products in 2006 to support nurses in the clinical environment and working to offer Mosby’s Nursing Consult as part of electronic health record (EHR) applications. For more information about Mosby’s Nursing Consult, visit www.NursingConsult.com or to receive a free institutional trial, email mnc.groupinfo@elsevier.com or call 877-857-1047. The product will be demonstrated at the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) annual conference on February 12.

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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