Elsevier announces evidence-based skills database designed for respiratory care professionals

Elsevier announces evidence-based skills database designed for respiratory care professionals

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Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of a new skills product for respiratory care professionals  Mosby’s Respiratory Care Skills.

Mosby’s Respiratory Care Skills gives respiratory therapists the first and only online skills database based on the latest evidence and clinical guidelines. This new collection follows the  Mosby’s Skills model, providing evidence-based and standardized skills and procedures, with competency testing and documentation. Mosby’s Skills is an online skills reference and competency management resource designed to meet the respiratory therapy education and development needs of today’s healthcare organizations using an interdisciplinary approach to care.

Based on the most current evidence, each skill features a quick sheet, checklist, illustrations, multimedia demonstrations, and more to provide thorough explanations that help all types of learners master important skills. Mosby’s Respiratory Care Skills currently features 42 skills, with more launching later in 2012 and 2013. Current skills include:

  • Compliance and Resistance Measurement
  • End Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
  • Intrapulmonary Shunt Calculation
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Airway Pressure Release Ventilation
  • Oxygen Therapy for Patients with an Artificial Airway
  • Peak Expiratory Flow Measurement

“At Elsevier, we are committed to helping healthcare providers by creating evidence-based tools to use at the point-of-care and really improve clinical outcomes,” said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President, Strategy and Content Development, Elsevier. “By expanding Mosby’s Skills to the respiratory care professional market, we broaden the resources available to the interdisciplinary care team.”

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