Project at Duke University School of Nursing studies use of PDAs for education in classroom, learning laboratory, and clinical settings.
SKOKIE, IL, September 9, 2005 - PEPID LLC─the world’s leading developer of medical information and support tools─announced today that the number of nursing schools using PEPID RN products is expanding rapidly. Dozens of schools have recently joined the family of PEPID RN users, which now includes Adelphi, Alaska, Duke, Michigan, National, Pittsburg, Puerto Rico, Regis, Texas, Texas Tech, Vermont, Villanova, Virginia, and Washington State universities. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are adopting PEPID RN as their point-of-care resource of choice, and for good reasons.
More than a third of practicing nurses rely on handheld devices for clinical, dosing, and drug interaction information at point-of-care — a number that is increasing at a phenomenal rate. ¹ Seventy-two percent of nurses believe medication safety has improved thanks to advances in information technology.²
Nursing students are even more enthusiastic. As the information-intensive healthcare industry continues to grow, today’s student nurses are faced with processing an avalanche of information from an ever expanding number of sources. At the same time, they are committed to deliver quality patient care in every clinical setting. Students know this new technology will make their future jobs easier, reduce the risk of errors, and allow more time for hands-on patient care.
“By providing student nurses with easy access to all the clinical information a nurse requires, our RN software tools create excellent efficiencies in time and information management,” says John Wagner, President of PEPID, “in less than one minute they can check IV drug drip rates, IV drug incompatibilities, drug dosing and interactions without ever leaving the patient’s bedside.”
Ann White, RN, MSN and Assistant Clinical Professor from Duke University School of Nursing, summed up the program: “Students using handhelds in our nursing programs benefit in two ways, first, they gain instant access to a tremendous amount of clinical information all from one small mobile device, and second, the students gain technical skills inherent in the devices, which they can draw from throughout their careers.”
In study, classroom, clinic, and hospital settings, PEPID™ RN products put a world of nursing knowledge and support tools at a student’s fingertips.
¹ Forrester Research
² McKesson Survey
PEPID, LLC was founded in 1994 by Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, a board-certified emergency physician and faculty member at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. PEPID’s medical reference software is designed to assist in the reduction of medical errors and result in improved patient outcomes. Suites designed for physicians, nurses, students, paramedics and pharmacists provide access to current pharmacological and clinical information at the point-of-care via handheld computers and the Internet. More information about PEPID products, can be found at www.pepid.com
PEPID™, product names and logotypes are trade marks of PEPID LLC. Other product and corporate names may be registered trade marks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2000-2005. All rights reserved.