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 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, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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