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Medline University iPhone(R) App Released Today: Free Clinical Education Now Available on Mobile Devices

New App Expands Reach of Medline University Resources to Thousands of Clinicians (May 12, 2010)

MUNDELEIN, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 05/12/10 -- Medline University (MU), Medline Industries, Inc.'s free online clinical education resource, is expanding its reach to thousands more clinicians with the release today of an application accessible through iPhone® and iPod touch® mobile devices. The app will provide doctors, nurses and clinicians convenient access to a wealth of free clinical education resources, continuing education credits and healthcare industry information. The app is available for download from Apple's iTunes store.

Based in Mundelein, Ill., Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the country.

"As more healthcare professionals rely on their mobile devices for daily tasks and information, our new iPhone app will provide broader 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. Now they can access MU anywhere and anytime."

The MU iPhone app will allow users to access a broad range of valuable clinical information, including the ability to take courses, watch video presentations and read up-to-the-minute news feeds affecting the healthcare industry.

Currently there are more than 50 courses available through Medline University that cover a broad spectrum of healthcare subjects, including: home care, incontinence, infection control, long-term care, operating room issues, pressure ulcer prevention, respiratory care and wound care.

MU is Convenient
In addition to the iPhone app, MU courses are available as audio files and can be downloaded as podcasts to MP3 players and other mobile devices, or to computers as pdf documents. Medline University can be found online at

MU courses are prepared by highly qualified staff at Medline and 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.

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 800 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.

Medline has a growing network of 34 distribution centers around the country, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 180 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.

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