- CORTRAK Placement Skill Will Help Nurses Avoid Tube Placement Complications, Minimize X-Ray Exposure and Control Costs
Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com), a world leader in healthcare and
medical publishing and online solutions, today announced that Elsevier/Mosby
Nursing Skills (http://www.nursingskills.com), a Web-based skills reference
and competency management tool offering nurses detailed information on more
than 900 skills, has partnered with
"Mosby's Nursing Skills is proud to provide online education and training
support for a unique bedside feeding tube placement system that offers
advantages in total procedure costs, as well as the accuracy and safety of
nasogastric or nasojejunal placements," said
The CORTRAK Skill within Mosby's Nursing Skills offers a quick sheet with an abbreviated step-by-step placement procedure, checklist, animated demonstration, illustrations, extended text with the full step-by-step placement procedure and an interactive test that allows nurses to assess their own knowledge and skill.
The CORTRAK Skill is currently available to all current Nursing Skills subscribers. Hospitals that already use the CORTRAK System will have access to the CORTRAK skill, even if they are not currently Mosby Nursing Skills subscribers.
Mosby's Nursing Skills interactive functionality also offers subscribers the opportunity to customize skills for institution-specific protocols and procedures or link to nursing policies and procedures. As a result, hospitals can easily develop an internal protocol for placing feeding tubes using CORTRAK-either by using the protocol directly or modifying it to meet unique clinical goals.
"The CORPAK Placement Skill available through Mosby's Nursing skills will
help nurses achieve more efficient, faster tube placements," said
Blending a skills and procedures reference with a learning and competency management system, Mosby's Nursing Skills offers subscribers access to more than 800 nursing skills and procedures with detailed text, summary reviews, tests, checklists, illustrations and video/animation demonstrations. Nurse managers and educators can assign, track and manage skills and test nursing staff, while nurse management can post and manage announcements and alerts to communicate with staff.
The CORTRAK Placement Procedure will appear in the American Association
of Critical Care Procedure Guide scheduled for publication in
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