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

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 [http://www.elsevier.com ], 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
[http://confidenceconnected.com/mosbysheroes ], 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
[https://www.facebook.com/MosbysSuite ] 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 at Cedars-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 [http://www.cpmrc.com ] - evidence-based clinical practice
          guidelines and clinical documentation integrated in the EHR
        - Elsevier Performance Manager [http://elsevierperformance.com/about-us ] -
          powerful platform for tracking learning and performance
        - ExitCare [http://www.exitcare.com ] - evidence-based education to empower
          patients with knowledge to improve outcomes
        - Mosby's Suite [http://confidenceconnected.com ] - 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
[https://www.facebook.com/MosbysSuite ], 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(R), 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
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.elsevier.com/reaxys ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com ],
which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite
[http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which help
research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], 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).

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