SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.


December 16, 2010 11:31 ET

Medline University Free Online Clinical Education Resource Ready to Explode With New iPad® App

MU Now Has 100,000 Users Taking 15,000 Courses Monthly; iPad to Expand User Base

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Medline University (MU), Medline Industries, Inc.'s fast-growing free online clinical education resource, is expanding its reach to thousands more clinicians with the release today of an application accessible through the iPad®. The app will provide clinicians fast and convenient access to a wealth of free clinical education resources, continuing education credits and healthcare industry information. The app is available through or at the Apple iTunes store at

 "As more healthcare professionals rely on their mobile devices for daily tasks and information, our new iPad app will provide broader and faster access to the valuable resources found on MU," said Sue MacInnes, Medline's Chief Marketing Officer. "Every day, thousands of healthcare professionals take advantage of the free resources and continuing education credits they can earn on Medline University. The iPad is one more way they can access MU anywhere and anytime."

The MU iPad app will allow users access to a broad range of valuable clinical information through the iPad's fast Internet connectivity, including the ability to take courses, watch video presentations and read up-to-the-minute newsfeeds affecting the healthcare industry.

More than 100,000 users are registered with Medline University and take an average of 15,000 courses every month. Medline University offers 186 free continuing education credits covering a broad healthcare curriculum, including Infection Control, Incontinence, Respiratory Care, Long-Term Care Administration and Nursing; Home Care, Legal Aspects of Nursing and Safety.

MU is Convenient
In addition to the iPad, MU courses are available on an iPhone® app, as audio files that can be downloaded as podcasts to MP3 players and other mobile devices, or to computers as PDF documents.

Courses delivered through MU are approved as continuing education contact hours by the Florida Board of Nursing and the California Board of Registered Nursing. Many of the courses are also certified by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards, the Association for Surgical Technicians, and by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

About Medline Industries, Inc. 
Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended-care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline has more than 900 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinicians.

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