Two Elsevier / MC Strategies Online Courses Recognized In The 35th Annual FREDDIE Awards

Atlanta, GA, 24 September 2009 – Elsevier / MC Strategies, a pioneer in providing e-learning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations and 2.5 million learners nationwide, is proud to announce that the lesson “Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock” from Mosby’s Essential Nursing CE, a Clinical e-Learning course, was named winner in the Infectious Diseases category of the 2009 FREDDIE Awards presented by the MediMedia Foundation. Mosby’s Essential Nursing CE provides a clear focus not only for individual nurses advancing their knowledge and skills, but also for the entire nursing organization when tackling Joint Commission performance improvement requirements or pursuing the path to Magnet Recognition.

In addition, “Gowning and Gloving,” a lesson from Mosby’s Perioperative Nursing, was named as a finalist in this Prevention category. Designed for both new and experienced nurses working in the perioperative setting, Mosby’s Perioperative Nursing was created to be used in conjunction with preceptor-lead clinical orientation.

“Content from MC Strategies continues to meet the needs of the practicing nurse because it is created by experts in the field, undergoes rigorous peer-review, and includes the latest evidence-based practices,” said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President of Healthcare e-Learning for Elsevier / MC Strategies. “Winning the FREDDIE award reflects our continued commitment to excellence in healthcare e-Learning and the mission and values of Elsevier.”

Now in its 35th year, the FREDDIE awards competition has evolved into the world’s preeminent electronic media competition devoted to educational health and medical productions for both consumers and professionals. Producers of award-winning entries come from widely varied backgrounds and often their productions have been created with minimal resources. The Academy of Judges diligently evaluates all entries for their content, educational value, originality, and production quality to select the best production in each of the 32 winning categories.

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About Elsevier / MC Strategies
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Elsevier / MC Strategies has been providing web-based training and education products and services to the healthcare industry since 1986. The company is a pioneer in providing e-learning solutions and serves a client base of more than 1,300 healthcare organizations and 2.5 million learners nationwide, including integrated health-delivery networks, hospitals, academic institutions and the federal government. We offer a wide range of courses to help nurses meet their clinical and professional education needs and as part of Elsevier Health Sciences, home to some of the world’s premier names in healthcare publishing such as Mosby and Saunders, our library continues to grow. For more information, please visit the Elsevier / MC Strategies website.

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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