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Elsevier Collaborates with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)
Date:12/6/2011

ATLANTA, December 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Skills Related to Nutrition Care in Mosby's Nursing Skills to be Reviewed and Updated by Top-Tier Organization

Elsevier/MC Strategies, a pioneer in providing eLearning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations announced today its collaboration with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) to review and amend the nutrition-related skills in Mosby's Nursing Skills.

"It is critical for nursing professionals to learn the most up-to-date methods related to caring for patients undergoing nutrition support therapy," said Jay Mirtallo, A.S.P.E.N. president. "A.S.P.E.N.'s review of Mosby's Nursing Skills will help ensure that nurses gain the skills necessary to safely administer parenteral and enteral nutrition."

Mosby's Nursing Skills is a comprehensive, combined reference product and competency management systems. Designed for healthcare nursing professionals, Mosby's Nursing Skills gives nurses the opportunity to meet the nursing-education and training needs through utilization of more than 1,000 skills, available 24/7. Mosby's Nursing Skills is part of Elsevier's Mosby's Nursing Suite, an online solution that provides training, education, skills reference and support at the point of care.

"As we continue to update and expand our Mosby's Nursing Skills content, we also make sure to seek feedback and input from organizations known for their expertise in certain skilled areas to help us fully develop these skills," said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President, Strategy and Content Development, Elsevier. "We look forward to working with a well-respected organization like A.S.P.E.N. to provide our users with the most accurate and current content available in clinical nutrition."

Elsevier will work alongside with A.S.P.E.N. in reviewing the nutrition skills to ensure that all content available is consistent and complies with A.S.P.E.N.'s Guidelines and Standards.

A.S.P.E.N. joins the list of well-known organizations that have collaborated with Elsevier to develop and review areas within Mosby's Nursing Skills. Among them are the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), American of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

For more information on Mosby's Nursing Skills and Mobsy's Nursing Suite including purchasing information, visit: http://confidenceconnected.com/.

About A.S.P.E.N.

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 5,500 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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