PEPID

Our goal is to improve cancer patient care and promote a safer, more productive workplace” — Diane Paolilli, RN, MSN, AOCN

SKOKIE, IL, November 3, 2005 - PEPID LLC-the world’s leading developer of medical information and support tools-announced today that an updated version of their point-of-care decision support software for oncology nurses and nurse practitioners will be released during Oncology Nursing Society conferences, November 10-13 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The result of a unique partnership with the largest professional membership oncology association in the world, the Oncology Nursing Society, PEPID RN + ONS Oncology Nursing Suite allows instant access to critical specialty data, so oncology healthcare providers can be more productive and provide better care. The latest version for use on PalmOS and PocketPC has been revised and updated to reflect current 2005 ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice.

“Current PEPID ONS users will receive a completely reviewed and revised product with our latest update…including new and expanded drug information,” says Diane Muench, RN, OCN, MBA and PEPID Managing Editor. “All cytotoxic and biotherapy agent information reflects current manufacturing guidelines and nursing considerations. Plus, there are twenty-one new drug monographs.” Periodic updates are free to PEPID subscribers.

The release also includes new and expanded content about the handling and management of hazardous drugs, chemotherapy patient management, and oncology treatment clinical trials. “Our goal is to improve cancer patient care and, at the same time, promote a safer, more productive workplace,” says Diane Paolilli, RN, MSN, AOCN and Editor-In-Chief of PEPID RN ONS.

“Knowledge is the power that allows oncology nurses to make a difference in their patients’ lives,” adds John Wagner, President of PEPID LLC. “The partnership between the Oncology Nursing Society and PEPID continues to deliver vital information for the critical thinking and problem solving that make oncology healthcare so exciting and so worthwhile.”

PEPID will be launching its latest ONS product release at Booth 110 during the Oncology Nursing Society conferences, November 10-13 in Phoenix, Arizona.

About PEPID and RN ONS Oncology Nursing Suite

PEPID LLC is the nation’s leading producer of fully-integrated medical reference software delivered to point-of-care on handheld devices and online. The firm was founded in 1994 and today continues to pursue medical content excellence, supported by cutting-edge technology, and worldwide market expansion.

PEPID’s medical information software is designed to provide all medical professionals with instant bedside access to complete reference and decision-support tools. Healthcare practitioners save precious time finding and processing information and can spend more time with their patients.

PEPID software products, specifically 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.

PEPID™ RN ONS addresses virtually every clinical oncology situation. Specialty content includes: Everyday Tools and Scales; Carboplatin Calculators; Anti-Emetic Guidelines; Symptom Management; Oncology Emergencies; Integrated Weight-Based Calculators, and BSA-Based Dosing Calculators. Plus, it is a complete nursing reference covering all clinical specialties.

PEPID partners with the Oncology Nursing Society(TM), the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Family Physicians Inquiries Network(TM), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists(TM), and many others. More information about PEPID LLC and PEPID products can be found at www.pepid.com.

About the Oncology Nursing Society

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is the largest professional membership oncology association in the world. ONS is leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public-awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. With a commitment to excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care, ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer-care resources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support. Visit www.ons.org for more details.

The Society’s Sixth Annual Institutes of Learning and ONS Oncology Nurse Practitioner Conference, are being held November 10-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. More information about the ONS 6th Annual Institutes of Learning can be found at http://www.ons.org/meetings/iol05/index.shtml. More information on the Oncology Nurse Practitioner Conference can be found at http://www.ons.org/Meetings/NPConference05/ PEPID is exhibiting at Booth 110 during the conferences.

About PEPID

PEPID, the Portable Emergency and Primary Care Information Database, is designed to assist in the reduction of medical errors and improve patient outcomes. It provides healthcare professionals access to the most comprehensive, accurate, and current pharmacological and clinical information at the point of care via personal data assistants (PDAs). PEPID was founded in 1994 by Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, a board-certified emergency physician at Northwestern University School of Medicine. PEPID covers medical and trauma topics typically encountered in emergency and primary care settings.