Elsevier Launches New Procedures Consult App for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch

Optimized for quick, on-demand resource - including instructional videos - for medical professionals

Philadelphia, PA, December 5, 2011 -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that its new Procedures Consult App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is now available on the App Store. The app allows for procedure videos, illustrations and text to be stored on a user's iOS device with customized user interfaces. Doctors can now work more confidently with whenever, wherever access to the critical and reliable content of Procedures Consult, including at the bedside.

The Procedures Consult App delivers a single resource of high quality videos for all procedures required by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and conforms to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). It enables physicians, residents and medical students to more confidently perform these procedures, such as a subclavian line insertion or lumbar puncture, improving patient safety and helping to achieve the best patient outcomes.

“The Procedures Consults App is unmatched in its breadth of coverage and the quality of the videos it delivers, providing incredible value to physicians at the point of care,” said Randy Charles, Managing Director, Global Clinical Reference, Elsevier. “In addition to offering anytime and anywhere access to content, the Procedures Consult App also saves valuable time due to its mobile-friendly, easy-to-learn navigation, enabling better decision-making and ultimately moving critical content to the point of care.”

Unique features of the Procedures Consult App include:

  • High-quality illustrations and multi-media for each procedure;
  • Ability to browse and search for quick and easy access to any procedure;
  • Offline access to procedure videos, illustrations and text;
  • Joint Commission and OSHA safety guidelines;
  • Time-effective, self-directed procedures training and testing—with trackable results.

The Procedures Consult App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch or at  www.iTunes.com/appstore

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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