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Jones & Bartlett Learning Acquires EMS List From Elsevier

BURLINGTON, MA, August 22, 2012 – Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, announced today its acquisition of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) product line from Elsevier, Inc. Effective immediately, EMS resources previously published under the Elsevier brand, including the market-leading Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), published in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), are now part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning EMS product line.

“Elsevier’s well-respected EMS product line has a loyal customer base, thanks in large part to its partnership with NAEMT,” said Ty Field, CEO of Jones & Bartlett Learning. “Looking forward, JBL is excited to work with NAEMT on PHTLS and AMLS, and to continue to develop quality continuing education courses. Adding PHTLS and AMLS, along with all of the EMS training programs in the Elsevier catalog to our existing line of award-winning EMS resources, only strengthens Jones & Bartlett Learning’s position in the public safety community.”

Elsevier offers training programs and continuing education courses for every level of EMS provider, from emergency medical technician to critical care, in print and digital formats. Jones & Bartlett Learning will continue to support and enhance these programs, domestically and internationally. Resources that are part of the acquisition will be available on the Jones & Bartlett Learning web site. Existing Elsevier customers can expect the highest level of customer service and support from the Jones & Bartlett Learning team.

About Jones & Bartlett Learning
Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. Across a broad spectrum of fields ranging from medicine and emergency services to computer information systems, our educational technology applications, instructional assessment, and performance-management solutions are revolutionizing how instructors teach and how students and professionals learn. With the most up-to-date, authoritative content available from academia and industry thought-leaders, Jones & Bartlett Learning is leading the way for educators, students, and professionals to discover new educational and professional skill-development opportunities—enabling personalized learning, anytime, anywhere. For more information, please visit www.jblearning.com.

About Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a world-leading education technology company serving healthcare and other high-growth career industries. We produce unique content, software, and great student results. Through our rigorously researched assessments, continuous analytical benchmarking, and broad and unique range of learning tools, we provide customized education for everyone. We assist universities, colleges, and businesses in educating students—from the beginning of undergraduate studies and throughout their professional careers.

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 and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, 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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