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Elsevier Launches Third Annual 'Mosby's Superheroes of Nursing' Contest During Nurses Week 2013

Elsevier Launches Third Annual 'Mosby's Superheroes of Nursing' Contest During
                               Nurses Week 2013

  PR Newswire

  PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Nationwide contest identifies the real superheroes of nursing among healthcare
          professionals; introduces newest superhero, the Connector

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, announced today the launch of its third
annual Mosby's "Superheroes of Nursing" contest , aimed at recognizing the
work and dedication of individual nursing professionals.

The contest is officially opening for 2013 applicants on May 1, as a kick-off
to Nurses Week (May 6-12), and will be announcing the winners in October. The
contest will be accepting nominations for applicants who fit into five
categories - The Achiever, Protector, Educator, Validator, and introducing the
newest hero, the Connector.

"For the third consecutive year, we wanted to empower nurses to identify the
true superheroes within the nursing community," said Cindy Tryniszewski, RN,
MSN, Executive Director, Clinical E-Learning, Elsevier. "True superheroes
fight for their patients and their institutions every day without seeking
recognition. Mosby's Superheroes of Nursing Contest allows nursing peers to
nominate the nurses who make extraordinary contributions for patients and the
healthcare system."

The attributes for the five superheroes summarize the unique qualities with
which nursing leaders are empowered:

  *The Achiever: The talented multi-tasker with seemingly endless knowledge
    and skills who always keeps an eye on what's most important: patient care
  *The Protector: Who stands strong and ready to step in at a moment's notice
    to keep everyone safe in their pursuit of outstanding care
  *The Educator: A natural teacher who always has a free moment to ensure
    nurses at all levels can find the answers they need
  *The Validator: A detail-oriented problem solver who's leading the way to
    quality, excellence and accreditation
  *The Connector: The one nurse who bridges the gaps between care teams,
    technology, policies and education

Videos, photos, and essays can be uploaded May through August to nominate
deserving nurses in any of the five categories on the Mosby's Suite Facebook
page . Elsevier will narrow down the nominations to a select number of
submissions that best represent one of the key five categories, and the winner
will be chosen from these applicants by the fans on Facebook.

"When I learned that I had been nominated, I was so emotional. To be nominated
by someone you look up to and admire was just overwhelming," said Linda
Armstrong, Resource Intensive Care Nurse at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Penn.,
and the 2012 Protector. "It was incredible to have your colleagues voting for
you. It meant so much to me, I felt like I had already won."

"Everybody has hard days at work when you wonder if you chose the right
career. Am I really helping people? This really renews your spirit and makes
you feel good about your profession," said Shari Braun, RN, Clinical Nurse IV
atCedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif., and the 2012 Achiever.

Elsevier offers evidence-based tools and staff development resources that can
help organizations manage performance, improve workflow and coordination of
care, reduce patient care errors, and increase satisfaction to boost staff
retention rates. The "Superheroes of Nursing" campaign illustrates how the
utilization of these solutions helps develop real-life nursing superheroes to
provide unmatched, selfless care and to lead their peers by example.

Solutions include:

  *CPM CarePoints - evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and clinical
    documentation integrated in the EHR
  *Elsevier Performance Manager - powerful platform for tracking learning and
    performance
  *ExitCare - evidence-based education to empower patients with knowledge to
    improve outcomes
  *Mosby's Suite - four powerful online nursing resources that provide
    education, reference, research tools, and support at the point of care

Additional information can be found by "liking" the Mosby's Suite Facebook
page , which offers current news and announcements. The winners will be
announced at the Elsevier booth during the American Nurses Credentialing
Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference ^® , Oct. 2-4, 2013, in Orlando.

For more information about the contest, including links to the Mosby's Suite
Facebook page, visit http://mosbysheroes.com .

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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 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