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Mosby's eLearning and the ASHI introduce ACLS Blended Learning Solution

ACLS Blended Learning Solution to provide advanced cardiac life support education through convenient, integrated solution

Atlanta, GA 26 April, 2011 Mosby's eLearning, a pioneer in providing eLearning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, and the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) today introduced the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Blended Learning Solution, a training certification solution aimed at effectively educating healthcare professionals about adult advanced cardiac life support.

"Healthcare professionals performing advanced cardiac life support should be educated on the latest, evidence-based practice information," said Gregory Ciottone, MD, FACEP, Health & Safety Institute Medical Director, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School. "This course helps healthcare professionals deepen their understanding and prepares them to effectively intervene with adult patients requiring advanced cardiac life support."

Based on the 2005 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendation, the ACLS Blended Learning Solution provides users with extensive ACLS information through nine online lessons covering all areas of ACLS, from the foundation of emergency cardiac care to stroke and special resuscitation situations. The online lessons can be completed at the learner's convenience, followed by a face-to-face skills verification session with an ASHI-authorized instructor. Upon successful course completion and skills verification, learners become ACLS certified or recertified.

"Healthcare professionals and organizations are now faced with numerous, complex challenges. We wanted to develop a product that would offer an alternative, flexible, more cost-effective learning solution for certification and recertification in advanced cardiac life support, while complying with The Joint Commission standard for resuscitation training," said Linda Honeycutt Dickison, Director, Health Professions eLearning for Mosby's eLearning. "We believe that the ACLS Blended Learning Solution will provide a foundation for advanced cardiac life support education and aid in promoting safe, optimal patient outcomes."

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Also included in the course is an e-version of Elsevier Mosby's ACLS Study Guide, Third Edition by Barbara Aehlert, RN, BSPA which offers access to selected, critical excerpts from the renowned text. For more on ACLS Blended Learning Solution, including how to purchase, please visit http://www.mcstrategies.com/acls or call 1.866.416.6697.

About Elsevier Clinical Decision Support

Elsevier Clinical Decision Support (www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com), a division of Elsevier, the global leader in medical and health information, provides world class information and point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher 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).

About ASHI

The American Safety & Health Institute is a leading provider of basic and advanced emergency care and resuscitation training programs. A member of the Health & Safety Institute family of brands, ASHI is an integral part of the world's largest privately held emergency care and response training organization. ASHI training programs have been used to teach and certify emergency care providers since 1996. For more information, visit: www.hsi.com/ashi/.

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Vice President of Global Relations, Elsevier
+1 212.462.1912
T.Reller@Elsevier.com



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