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Elsevier Supports the State of California in Expanding COVID-19 Online Learning Program for Registered Nurses

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Philadelphia, PA --News Direct-- Elsevier

In response to the increased need for skilled healthcare workers during the pandemic, many hospitals in California are calling upon adjunct nursing staff that don’t typically work in the ICU to offer additional support in the care of critically ill patients

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, announced today that it is working with the State of California Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to expand its COVID-19 online training for adjunct nursing staff who can provide additional support in the intensive care units (ICU) during the pandemic.

The week-long online curriculum, created by the AACN, is designed to help adjunct nursing staff who don’t typically work in the ICU to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge on caring for patients with the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Registered nurses in California can learn more about this continuing education training option and how to register by visiting the EMS Authority’s website.

John Danaher, MD, President, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier, said: “We are continuing to work with the State of California to support frontline workers who are playing such an important role in our local communities. Hundreds of newly trained nurses in California have completed the initial training program and are providing additional support in ICUs across the state. We look forward to our continued collaboration and doing everything we can to support patient care.”

Some of the learning modules included in the expanded program include Critical Care Patient Management, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Assessing and Managing Respiratory Failure, and Managing Oxygenation and Ventilation.

Elsevier is committed to supporting clinicians and students and helping them improve outcomes. In April 2020, Elsevier launched its COVID-19 Healthcare Hub, which provides free access to toolkits, expert insights, research resources and COVID-19 guidelines. The Hub’s resources include evidence-based clinical overviews, drug monographs, care plans, order sets, and procedure videos for clinicians delivering care and information to patients. Clinicians will also find the latest information and guidelines from government health agencies, medical societies and public health organizations for diagnosis, testing and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

To help address the wave of misinformation about the virus and support clinicians in India, Elsevier recently launched the India Covid-19 Healthcare Hub. The website includes short synoptic clinical overviews, medication information, and easy-to-understand videos and instructions for patients.

Additionally, AACN hosts a COVID-19 Resources page on its association site that provides free access to clinical and supportive resources ensuring nurses have the information and support to best care for their patients and themselves throughout the pandemic.

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

For more than 50 years, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been dedicated to acute and critical care nursing excellence. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, with more than 130,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 27071 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; 949-362-2000; www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme

About Elsevier

As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity. We bring that same rigor to our information analytics solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions and funders.

Elsevier employs 8,100 people worldwide. We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress. Digital solutions such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath support strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and health education. Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on our 2,500+ digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell; our 40,000 eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray's Anatomy. With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

Contact Details

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses – Communications

Kristie Aylett


Elsevier Communications – Vice President, Global Health Markets

Teresa Mueller



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