Skokie, IL. October, 2004--PEPID LLC-the world’s leading developer of medical information and support tools - was cited in a review in the Newsletter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine as the “best product” and the "most extensive Emergency Medicine reference for the handheld."
Dr. Joel Schoefer, President of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine/
Resident Section, has reviewed palm pilot resources for use in the emergency
Excerpts from his review:
"Originally founded by an emergency physician, PEPID is probably the most extensive Emergency Medicine reference for the handheld. The PEPID EM Suite contains more than 1500 disease and trauma topics and extensive medical calculator as well as the ability to cross-reference 40 different medications for drug interactions."
"My favorite feature is the quick access it provides to rapidly needed emergency procedure and protocols such as ACLS, PALS, ATLS, etc. With just one stylus tap I have the Acute Care Reference in front of me including all of these protocols as well as the clinical topics on rapid sequence intubation, airway interventions, status epilepticus, and many others."
"I have beeen using a Palm Pilot for patient care for at least five years, and I have never found a more complete reference than PEPID."
"You can utilize the free trial before you make the investment, but be for warned. Once you start using PEPID it is easy to become dependent on it."
"The bottom line: PEPID is the best product. It is complete and extrermely easy to use."
The review in its entirety may be found at: http://www.aaem.org/commonsense/commonsense0804.pdf on page 11.
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.