PHILADELPHIA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Mosby's oncology-specific nursing skills to be reviewed and updated by expert professional association
Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today its collaboration with the Oncology Nursing Society to review and amend 76 oncology-related skills in Mosby's Skills.
"We commend Elsevier for collaborating with organizations such as ours to continuously expand and improve its educational materials," said Elizabeth M. Wertz Evans, PhD, RN, MPM, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FACMPE, Executive Director of Professional Practice and Programs, Oncology Nursing Society. "We look forward to collaborating and developing the best possible Mosby's Skills product for nursing professionals."Mosby's Skills is a comprehensive, combined reference product and competency management system. Designed for healthcare nursing professionals, Mosby's Skills combines powerful skills and procedures reference product with convenient competency management system functionality. More than 1,300 skills are featured within Adult, Pediatric, and specialties such as Perioperative, Maternal/Newborn, Neonatal Intensive Care, Respiratory Care, Oncology and others. Mosby's Skills is part of Elsevier's Mosby's Suite, an online solution that provides training, education, skills reference and support at the point of care. "Equipping nurses with the most accurate and updated information is of paramount importance when it comes to delivering direct patient care," said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President, Strategy and Content Development, Elsevier. "We value feedback and input from organizations known for their expertise". The Oncology Nursing Society's review of Mosby's Skills will help ensure the oncology-related skills offer the best content in the industry. The Oncology Nursing Society joins the list of well-known organizations that have collaborated with Elsevier to develop and review areas within Mosby's Skills. Among them: the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) For more information on Mosby's Skills and Mosby's Suite, including purchasing information, visit: http://www.confidenceconnected.com About The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Together, ONS and the cancer community seek to reduce the risks, incidence, and burden of cancer by encouraging healthy lifestyles, promoting early detection, and improving the management of cancer symptoms and side effects throughout the disease trajectory.