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Fitability Systems Online Assessment Tool

A new online assessment tool developed by Fitability Systems helps employers in the nursing industry find and keep the right employee by assessing prospective employees with a simple 15-minute online interview prior to their first face-to-face interview. This new online assessment and interviewing system, Fitability for Employers, offers nursing organizations powerful job-matching and selection tools with no up-front fees, no software licenses to buy, and no training required. Fitability assists in predicting a candidate's job performance and satisfaction-factors that lead to greater productivity and lower turnover. Based on 5 years of research and 130,000 participants, Fitability for Employers incorporates a library of more than 750 personality profiles and job descriptions. A resume, income history, and notes section for each candidate allows companies to track thousands of candidates. It also includes face-to-face interview guides and job-specific interview questions to make the final interview process easy and consistent for all candidates and employees. For more information, call (770) 730-5950 or visit


Cogent Healthcare Internet Course for the Practicing Hospitalist

Cogent Healthcare, Inc. continues to enhance continuing medical education (CME) programs for the practicing hospitalist clinician via the Internet with another course. "Blood Management for the Hospitalized Patient" is available for 1 hour of credit for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. The Postgraduate Institute of Medicine is the accredited CME Administrator for these programs. In "Blood Management for the Hospitalized Patient," Ronald Pearl, MD, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford School of Medicine, explores critical issues and alternatives in managing anemia in the hospitalized patient. The course is available for 1 hour of CME category 1 credit for physicians, 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) for pharmacists, and 1 contact hour for nurses. This and other CME programs are available from the Cogent Healthcare, Inc. Web site at http://www.cogenthealthcare. com. Cogent Healthcare, Inc. is located at 23282 Mill Creek Road, #300, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653; (949) 699-6000. For more information about the CME programs, contact Dr. Michael Rovzar at


Estill Medical Technologies, Inc. Thermal Angel IV Fluid and Blood Warmer

The Thermal Angel is a new, lightweight, in-line, fluid warmer for warming IV fluids, blood, and blood products in field or clinical situations. The warmer (about the size of a television remote controller) is designed to fit in-line between a fluid bag or pump and an extension set leading to a catheter. It warms 0 to 200 mL of IV fluid per minute to 100.48 F (388 C) up to 12,000 ml per hour. Fluids are warmed quickly (within 15-30 seconds), and the warmer has an independent, fail-safe override circuit to prevent overheating. The Thermal Angel is the most cost-effective way to warm fluids quickly and accurately, aiding in the prevention of hypothermia-any patient, any time, any place. For more information, contact Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 260, Dallas, TX 75204, phone (214) 561-6001, fax (214) 561-1930, or visit