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It is not unusual for a breakthrough in communication
and information technology to be accompanied by some confusion about its
terminology. In the rush to launch new products and services, software
developers, hardware makers and carriers may be inconsistent in the way
they describe their products or services. Users may become confused, especially
when the same word or phrase is applied or misapplied to more than one
platform. Today, the introduction of devices, applications and services
labeled wireless, mobile, and mobile wireless is an example.
These are mobile devices that may run PDA software or may be wireless.
These are wireless devices. When they receive their PEPID data by broadband carrier, then they are considered mobile wireless devices.
PEPID offers platform support for a wide range of mobile, wireless, and mobile wireless handhelds including Palm , Pocket PC, BlackBerry, Moto Q, and Smart Phones.
For information about implementing a PEPID wireless, mobile, or online solution at your institution, click here.
In this issue:
Now Verizon Wireless customers can access their favorite PEPID medical information resources on the MOTO Q™ from Motorola. To send and receive data, the Moto Q uses Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess network. The device runs Microsoft Windows Mobile® 5.0 software, and is only available through Verizon. PEPID already offers platform support for a wide range of mobile, wireless, and mobile wireless handhelds including Palm®, Pocket PC®, BlackBerry®, SmartPhones™.
To Add Notes:
The Notes icon allows you to create, edit, and delete notes. Once a note is created, anytime a subject is searched for that has a note, the note icon will be red in the navigation bar. The information you add will stay on your handheld, even after updates.
In evaluating evidence-based medicine, it is important to know what method was used to make the recommendation. PEPID clearly categorizes its EBM content as resulting from Systematic Reviews, Controlled Studies or Expert Opinion with Peer Review—so, you always know the methodology behind the recommendation. Literature citations are also included, where appropriate.
PEPID collaborates with the prestigious Family Physician’s Inquiries Network™ (FPIN) to produce over 400 Evidence-Based medicine topics that include FPIN Clinical Inquiries™ and Help-Desk Answers™. Help-Desk Answers take a look at the most current, asked for research; and interprets how it affects day-to-day clinical practice. Clinical Inquiries provide the most thoroughly researched answers to the most often asked questions from clinicians.
Accessing PEPID EBM, physicians not only get instant-access to patient treatment recommendations; they also have the research and Strength of Recommendation evaluation tools to back them up.
1) From the Acute
2) Select the Notes
3) Select on the first line provided
4) Select the Save button.
The next time you search for the Cardiogenic Shock topic, the note icon will appear in red in the navigation bar.
—LCDR Alfredo Ernesto Baker, M.D.
"I use PEPID in a busy acute care clinic for the aviation active duty and non-flight status personnel," writes Dr. Baker. "We encounter not only every day medical cases such as pharyngitis, shoulder pain, etc. but also a wide variety of interesting cases such Type I diabetes, myasthenia gravis , etc."
"All patients were treated (consulting PEPID recommendations) which has resulted in excellent patient care delivery." Dr. Baker concludes that "In all clinical cases, PEPID has been an excellent source for methods of diagnosis, treatment, disposition, and follow up."
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