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Elsevier announces new vendor partnership to better prepare nurses caring for children

May 20, 2024

Three nursing training courses from Children’s Hospital Association will now be available through Elsevier

Elsevier Health, a global leader in medical information and data analytics, has launched new educational courses with the Pediatric Learning Solutions (PLS), a product of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), which has a network of over 200 children’s hospitals spanning the U.S. The courses will prepare nurses for their careers in providing care for patients in pediatric and neonatal settings.

Three CHA courses will now be available through Elsevier – Essentials of Neonatal Critical Care Orientation (ENCCO), Essentials of Pediatric Critical Care Orientation (EPCCO), and Essentials of Pediatric Acute Care Orientation (EPACO).

Caring for neonates, infants and children requires specialized education and training, with clinicians having to demonstrate not just clinical competency, but also skills in managing the emotional and cultural needs of the family. This new partnership will also allow novice nurses to access valuable content to help transition from education to clinical practice.

The courses have been developed by PLS and pediatric subject matter experts, and uniquely bridge the knowledge gap between what clinicians learn in their studies and what is expected of them in clinical practice. The three courses feature:

  • CE-approved online modules comprising evidence-based, standardized content that is continually reviewed.

  • Engaging content including videos, graphics, photos and illustrations.

  • Case-based scenarios and practice activities.

  • Valuable knowledge to prepare nurses for working in specific settings – neonatal intensive care, pediatric critical care, and pediatric acute care.

  • Self-directed learning with knowledge checks and assessment questions for learners at various levels of experience.

Amy Nelson, VP of Pediatric Learning Solutions at CHA said:

“CHA is thrilled to work with Elsevier. We believe this is a great match for both our missions; ultimately to improve health outcomes. Through our online content, CHA supports children’s hospitals in educating pediatric clinicians to provide competent, consistent, high-quality pediatric care. Working with Elsevier helps extend the reach of this standardized pediatric education, helping to inspire confidence in, and enhance the competence of, pediatric clinicians.”

Jukka Valimaki, SVP, Global Commercial at Elsevier said:

“We are excited to announce this partnership with CHA, a leader in developing crucial content for nurses preparing for a career caring for children, infants, and neonates. At Elsevier, we have a heritage of providing evidence-based, reliable content to help nurses become practice ready, and the courses developed by CHA complement our nurse readiness solutions perfectly. Delivering essential content in such an engaging way will give nurses serving in these specialized settings the best possible opportunity to learn about the complex needs of patients and their families, and we are delighted to add them to our Clinical eLearning portfolio.”

About Children’s Hospital Association

The Children's Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 200 children's hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.

About Elsevier Health

For more than 140 years, Elsevier has supported the work of researchers and healthcare professionals by providing current, evidence-based information that can help empower students and clinicians to provide the best healthcare possible. Growing from our roots, Elsevier Health applies innovation, facilitates insights, and helps drive more informed decision-making for our customers across global health. We support health providers by providing accessible, trusted evidence-based information to take on the infodemic; prepare more future health professionals with effective tools and resources; provide insights that help clinicians improve patient outcomes; deliver healthcare that is truly inclusive; and supports a more personalized and localized healthcare experience.

Diversity and inclusion are the foundation of our innovation, and our teams are committed to creating education and practice solutions that reflect the diversity of our world. Elsevier Health is helping lay the groundwork for more equitable healthcare worldwide. We bring the same rigor to our digital information solutions as we do to our publishing, allowing us to offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive progress for the benefit of every patient.