Trusted Content for Nurses

Clinically relevant content to drive better care.

ClinicalKey for Nursing’s content collection is indexed daily and continues to be updated as new resources are published, ensuring that every decision you make is based on the most current evidence.

Clinical Overviews

Succinct, easy-to-navigate monographs for quick answers at the point of care

Integration with Elsevier Clinical Skills

An extensive collection of evidence-based skills and procedures with convenient competency management functionality

Topic Pages

Quick-reference nursing overviews of key diseases and drugs covering every stage of the nursing process, as well as pathophysiology, manifestations, complications and intervention information for collaborative management

Mosby’s Evidence-Based Nursing Monographs

The latest, most relevant evidence about common clinical problems, written for nurses by nurse experts, including summaries of key studies, tagged by level of evidence

Customizable Patient Education Handouts

Educational handouts that can incorporate provider contact information and special instructions, as well as the patient’s preferred language and text size

Drug Monographs

Continuously updated, with detailed information about hundreds of specific prescription drugs, over-the counter products, nutritional supplements and herbals

Core Measures with Nursing Recommendations

CMS core measure sets and case studies to help nurses understand established benchmarks and standards, ensure patient safety and bring evidence-based nursing to the bedside

Full-Text Books

Elsevier’s world-renowned nursing books, including AACN’s Core Curriculum for Critical Care, Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2016 and Nursing Pathways for Patient Safety

Full-Text Journals

Top journals from Elsevier, including Journal of Emergency Nursing, Nurse Leader, AORN Journal and Journal for Nurse Practitioners


A continuously updated library of searchable video content, including step-by-step procedural videos to teach techniques or simply help nurses refresh their skills


A continuously updated library of searchable images from trusted books and journals

Practice Guidelines

Full-text practice guidelines from journals, links to full-text guidelines from professional and government agencies


Normal lab values, nursing implications of abnormal values and measurement considerations for common labs

Clinical Updates

Best practice clinical articles, focused on specific patient care areas, offering current, relevant, practical care tips and techniques

Integrated Dorland’s Dictionary

Search term definitions appear in ClinicalKey for Nursing when available in Dorland’s

MEDLINE® Abstracts

Fully indexed, searchable abstracts retrieved daily from the National Library of Medicine

Clinical Trials

Fully indexed, searchable clinical trials retrieved daily from the database

Nursing Scales

Links to commonly used scales, such as the Wong-Baker FACES® Pain Rating Scale and NIH Stroke Scale, to help users assess patients


Drug calculators for IV, PO dosage and body surface area (BSA)

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