Elsevier to Provide Online Nursing Resources to Kaiser Permanente

Elsevier to provide online reference and skills tools for nurses working in hospitals and clinics throughout the organization

St. Louis, Missouri, USA, February 1, 2007 - Elsevier today announces that Kaiser Permanente will adopt its premier online nursing resources, Mosby’s Nursing Skills and Mosby’s Nursing Consult, across its national provider network.

Mosby's Nursing Skills offers the most comprehensive combination of skills and multimedia content available. Over 480 skills from leading reference works in nursing are available including prestigious titles such as Perry and Potter: Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, Proehl: Emergency Nursing Procedures and AACN: Procedure Manual for Critical Care. By using the product’s interactive tools, nurse managers and educators can assign, track and manage skills as well as assess and document staff competencies.

Mosby's Nursing Consult brings the leading nursing reference resources together in one integrated, online service to help nurses efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions. It includes: the latest drug information, patient education, professional journals, reference books, nursing news, clinical practice guidelines, and evidence-based practice content.

"We are pleased to be working with Kaiser Permanente, an organization that is nationally recognized for delivering excellent healthcare and services. This partnership supports our goal of assisting hospitals in improving the outcomes of their patient care. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality nursing information in a format that is useful to their nursing organization," says Brian Nairn, CEO, Elsevier, Health Sciences Division.

"Kaiser Permanente seeks solutions that will help standardize both the patient care and the skills competencies of our nurses across our entire network," says Marilyn Chow, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Kaiser Permanente. "These resources will assist our nurses in getting answers to their clinical questions as we work to improve safety and help us maintain our high quality of care delivered by Kaiser Permanente’s nursing organization."

More information can be found at www.NursingSkills.com and www.NursingConsult.com or at booth 3945 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, February 25 – March 1, 2007.

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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