Elsevier and the Emergency Nurses Association Launch New eLearning Course Focused on Psychiatric Emergencies

  Elsevier and the Emergency Nurses Association Launch New eLearning Course
                      Focused on Psychiatric Emergencies

  PR Newswire

  PHILADELPHIA, February 28, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  'Handling Psychiatric Emergencies' is endorsed by the American Psychiatric
                          Nurses Association (APNA)

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced the launch of its new
eLearning course, Handling Psychiatric Emergencies. Written by the Emergency
Nurses Association (ENA), in collaboration with members of the American
Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), and offered exclusively by Elsevier,
the course provides nurses with the information they need to safely care for
patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies.

"Psychiatric emergency care is becoming increasingly more important in the US
and abroad," said Dr. Susan Hohenhaus, Executive Director of ENA. "The
delivery of safe and effective emergency nursing care begins with
standardized, evidence based education. Nurses can be confident that this
psychiatric emergency continuing education has been developed by emergency
nursing experts, led by ENA and Elsevier."

This dynamic new course offers evidence-based continuing education to help
nurses provide optimal care to patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies.
The course features:

  *Custom live-action video, animations, and full-color images to illustrate
    concepts and procedures
  *Information about practice, legal/ethical issues, and cultural
    considerations
  *Links to drug monographs from Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook
  *The opportunity to earn continuing education credits from ENA

"The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires hospitals to
offer 24-hour-a-day psychiatric emergency care, and emergency nurses are
caring for an increasing number of patients with psychiatric conditions," said
Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN, Executive Director, Mosby's eLearning for
Elsevier. "To meet this challenge, Elsevier has joined forces with ENA and
APNA to offer this valuable course."

APNA has endorsed this course.

"APNA is pleased to have collaborated with ENA," said Nicholas Croce, Jr., MS,
Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. "The
National Institute for Mental Health estimates that 26 percent of Americans
ages 18 and older, about one in four adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental
disorder in a given year. Many of these people will enter the mental health
care system through the emergency rooms in our country. APNA is grateful for
opportunity to have our members lend their expertise to such an important
educational endeavor."

Elsevier will showcase the ENA: Handling Psychiatric Emergencies course at the
ENA Leadership Conference, as well as highlighting all of its solutions for
Emergency Care, including Mosby's eLearning, Mosby's Skills, CPM CarePoints
Emergency and ExitCare at booth 411.

For more information, visit Elsevier's Confidence Connected at
http://confidenceconnected.com/ .

About the  American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional
membership organization committed to the specialty practice of
psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental
health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric
disorders. APNA's membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health
registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice
(comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners),
and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for
psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the
dissemination of research. Additional information is available at APNA's
website, http://www.apna.org .

About the Emergency Nurses Association

ENA, which has more than 40,000 members worldwide, is the only professional
nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and
emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded
in 1970, ENA develops and disseminates education, practice standards and
guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and public entities
regarding emergency nurses and their practice. Additional information is
available at ENA's website, http://www.ena.org .

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 ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and
Mosby's Nursing Suite , 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
provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal
and Risk and Business sectors, 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).

Media contact Christopher Capot Director, Corporate Relations Elsevier
+1-212-633-3164 c.capot@elsevier.com
 
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