Elsevier Launches Mosby's Orientation to Home Health Care

Aug 10, 2015, 09:26 ET from Elsevier

PHILADELPHIA, August 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Online course helps prepare new and experienced nurses and therapists to provide care to patients in their homes 

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of Mosby's Orientation to Home Health Care, a comprehensive online, continuing education course that helps home health care organizations prepare nurses and therapists to provide care to patients in their homes.

Mosby's Orientation to Home Health Care includes practical, evidence-based content for the rapidly expanding home health care specialty. The importance of home health care continues to grow as the aging population turns to less expensive health care options outside of the hospital and advances in technology enable effective home treatment and care. This course not only helps nurses and therapists who are new to the specialty, but it enhances the knowledge of experienced home health care professionals who may have relocated or joined a new agency.

"As home health care expands, the healthcare professionals serving these patients need comprehensive education and training on current procedures, technology, medications, quality initiatives, and safety," said Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN, Executive Director, Clinical eLearning, Elsevier. "Because Mosby's Orientation to Home Health Care is written and peer reviewed by expert home health care nurses and therapists and includes Elsevier's evidence-based content, we are confident this powerful resource meets the needs of home healthcare professionals."

Mosby's Orientation to Home Health Care streamlines orientation and can complement existing education programs for nurses and therapists. Additional features include:

  • 24 interactive online lessons, each taking approximately one hour to complete
  • Opportunity to earn continuing education credits
  • Optional Knowledge Inventory Tool (KIT) that identifies and provides targeted education to fill knowledge gaps
  • Resources that support teaching and learning, including a lesson assignment guide, a lesson outline notebook, and preceptor exercises
  • Special features that call attention to key facets of the lesson topic, including case studies, cultural considerations, and evidence in practice

"The integration of both nursing and therapy perspectives in this course prepares clinicians for both their individual and interprofessional roles in the delivery of home health care. It promotes the teamwork and collaboration necessary to deliver optimal care to patients in their homes," said Cindy Krafft PT, MS, CEO, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions.

"As an experienced home health care advanced practice nurse, I believe the clinician who is new to home health care will find Mosby's Orientation to Home Health Care course to be extremely helpful in preparation to start a career in home care," said Catherine J. Friel, MSN, RN, HHCNS- BC, COS-C, DNP. "The course is extremely well organized and executed, providing important information and knowledge needed to transition to this exciting home care clinician role".

Mosby's Orientation to Home Health Care complements Elsevier's most recent contribution to the home health market, Mosby's Home Health Care, an authoritative resource for home health care nurses, managers, and educators providing medication monographs, patient education hand-outs, laboratory testing information, competency management, and descriptions of clinical skills.

For more information on Mosby's Orientation to Home Health Care and the complete Mosby's Suite, including purchasing information, visit http://www.confidenceconnected.com.

About Elsevier 

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions - among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey - and publishes more than 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. http://www.elsevier.com

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