PEPID

PEPID in Pharmacy Education

 


When you’re considering textbooks and references for your pharmacy students, bridging the gap between the classroom and pharmacy practice is paramount. Instructors around the world have discovered that electronic resources are essential in bridging this gap. Pharmacist Pro with AHFS does just that. Imagine students having instant access to all the information in the “big red book”—AHFS— seamlessly integrated into clinical content and disease profiles, drug-allergy and drug interaction checkers, duplicate therapy checking, dosing, pill images, and information on OTCs, herbals and supplements, with just a couple clicks.


 

Maintain Contemporary Curriculum

The key to maintaining a truly contemporary curriculum is to focus not only on content but also delivery methods and update frequency.

Content

Because pharmacological practices and standards change so frequently PEPID content is updated on an ongoing and continuous basis—traditional books and even most electronic resources are out-of-date by the time they are published. The PEPID editorial team engages in an active model of continuous update and review of the drug database. New information is retrieved on a daily basis from multiple credible sources* and is routed through a process of multi-level peer review to qualify such data for inclusion into the product.

PEPID also engages in continuous drug database content maintenance by reviewing, updating and re-referencing already published monographs. Relevant evidence links are also added to monographs when available and resources are consulted to check for changes in dosing, indications or other information included in these monographs. It is through all these levels of content management that we are able to publish the timeliest, most comprehensive and credible drug information for use in both educational and clinical settings.

Delivery

The learning process of today’s student is intrinsically linked to technology, making electronic references a necessity in a modern pharmacological education. PEPID delivery methods are unmatched in the electronic reference material industry.

Updates

PEPID has a very aggressive editorial cycle with continuous updates. Residents can expect to receive notification of updates on a monthly basis and black box warnings and other critical alerts within 24-48 hours.

* Currently, sources of PEPID drug database content include, but are not limited to: American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists (ASHP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Pharmaceutical Society (CPS), Martindales, Harriet Lane, Handbook of Injectable Drugs.


 

Improve Pedagogy

PEPID Pharmacist Pro with AHFS is a prolific teaching tool for instructors as well as an excellent resource for students. Utilize the content, tools and calculators within PEPID to review topics, demonstrate skills, and confirm decisions.

Review

PEPID Pharmacist Pro with AHFS is the most extensive drug information database on the market today. Review AHFS Essentials with your students, including more than 40,000 medicines and 100,000 drug products — fully integrated into clinical content and labs. Create discourse on extensive off-label uses, OTCs, generics and more.

Demonstrate with Tools and Lab Manual

Calculate dosages using any of the 3,000+ pre-populated dosing calculators linked to AHFS monographs. Walk students through physiology, normal ranges, high/low interpretations, equations, technical information and related tests of one of the 400+ integrated lab tests. Include your own notes throughout the product.

Confirm with Drug Decision Support

Most importantly, have students check their findings using the following invaluable decision support tools:

  • Over/under dosing alerts
  • Min/Max dosing alerts
  • Drug interactions checker
  • Drug-allergy checker
  • Dosing calcs
  • Powerful drug interaction checker
  • Interactive drug allergy checker
  • IV compatibility tool


 

Broaden Scope of Knowledge

Students can explore more than 84,000 evidence-based decisions referenced statements and over 54,000 cited references link to PubMed abstracts for easy access to the full text of the original article supported by PEPID Pharmacist Pro with AHFS. Educators can reference specialized clinical content, and 3,000+ clinical conditions and disease profiles linked to treatments from AHFS in their lectures.

Clinical content includes:

  • Drug-to-indications link
  • Lab manual
  • Toxicology reference

Drug decision support includes:

  • Over/under dosing alerts
  • Min/Max dosing alerts
  • Drug interactions checker
  • Drug-allergy checker
  • Dosing calculators


 

Strengthen the Profession as a Whole

A pharmacy school that breeds students with progressive tendencies contributes to the advancement of the profession as a whole. Training students to utilize an authoritative up-to-date electronic reference tool to support their decisions helps students take a giant step down the path of progressive practice—it improves upon a student’s ability to evaluate a situation, minimize patient risk, develop a plan and execute it.


 

Demonstrate Evidence-based Decision-making

Equip students with PEPID Pharmacist Pro with AHFS and they’ll gain instant access to drug information supported by evidence-based decisions with over 84,000 referenced statements. Our evidence-based inquiries are linked to clinical and drug content and address the most important patient care questions asked by practicing healthcare professionals. Students learn how to appraise them, and how to apply them.

Clinical content includes:

  • Drug-to-indications link
  • Lab manual
  • Toxicology reference

Drug decision support includes:

  • Over/under dosing alerts
  • Min/Max dosing alerts
  • Drug interactions checker
  • Drug-allergy checker
  • Dosing calculators


 

Promote Leadership

Students, graduates and faculty alike cannot only utilize PEPID electronic resource in practice, but also contribute to the product—demonstrating their ability to act as leaders contributing to improve the quality of healthcare at every level.

PEPID Editorial Opportunities

As a PEPID author, you will contribute to a comprehensive medical resource dedicated to the unique needs of pharmacists. Editors and authors review the medical content of PEPID products for pharmacists to make sure users are provided with the most relevant and up-to-date information.

As a PEPID author, you will not only help promote best practice by helping your colleagues get the quality decision support they need, you will also increase your visibility within the field of pharmacy.

PEPID Internships Opportunities

PEPID currently offers a rigorous bi-annual (spring and fall) internship program. Contact us for details.



 

Promote the Pharmacist's Role as a Healthcare Provider

The first step in increasing patient awareness of the value of pharmacists as healthcare providers is to encourage self-promotion—this starts at the student level.

Pharmacist Pro with AHFS includes many patient support tools like the patient handouts, drug interactions generator and pill identification tool. PEPID even offers a patient portal available for integration within current EMRs. PEPID is also the only provider that gives pharmacy students the ability to look up a drug by indication.

Lab Manual

PEPID's Laboratory Manual includes detailed information on 400 common lab tests organized by anatomic, physiologic and toxicologic relevance. As pharmacists are running more and more labs, it has become increasingly important for professionals to develop these skills as students.



 

Support Innovation

Innovation and technology go hand in hand. So, it’s important to incorporate technology into practice early on. Institutions using PEPID’s online solution, have seen medication errors decrease, efficiency improve, patient care elevate and ultimately, a reduction in deaths and adverse events. Having PEPID point-of-care reference at hand is unarguably beneficial in practice and in education.


 

Gain Access to an Unbiased Multi-source Database and References

PEPID’s drug database is created, edited and managed by a group of pharmacy professionals skilled in the development of pharma content intended for the clinical end user.

The team leadership is comprised of a PharmD editor-in-chief and a clinical team of MD, MD/PhD and PhD leaders that provide content oversight and peer review of new and edited drug content as well as clinical editorial assistants that participate in the day to day tasks of clinical database management. By adopting PEPID into your program you are providing an expert drug database that is reliable, comprehensive and clinically relevant for pharmacology students.

PEPID content is not influenced by drug companies. In fact, The American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists partnered with PEPID in creating our original drug content. AHFS is the largest source of unbiased drug information. Designated as an official compendium by the US Congress, containing information from medical literature and expert advice from over 500 medical scientists, physicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, and other professionally qualified individuals that go beyond FDA-approved labeling, PEPID Pharmacist Pro with AHFS is a necessary resource for modern pharmacology students.

New information is retrieved on a daily basis from multiple credible sources*. Additionally, the pharma management team may consult external experts (e.g. toxicologist) for areas where peer review requires specialty knowledge of a topic or drug classification. Where a dosing calculator or drug interaction checker inclusion is involved, the new data will be published to a test environment for functionality testing by the management team before adding these features to the live product.

* Currently, sources of PEPID drug database content include, but are not limited to: American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists (ASHP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Pharmaceutical Society (CPS), Martindales, Harriet Lane, Handbook of Injectable Drugs.


 

Encourage Continued Education

Encouraging students to use electronic resources in practice is a resourceful method of motivating them to actively continue educating themselves. The new information they passively absorb through using PEPID every day, along with critical alerts and black box warnings will undoubtedly motivate students to learn more.

Updates

PEPID has a very aggressive editorial cycle with continuous updates. Residents can expect to receive notification of updates on a monthly basis and black box warnings and other critical alerts within 24-48 hours.

  • Clinical content is updated quarterly.
  • Drugs are updated monthly.
  • Black box warnings & critical alerts are flagged in content immediately.

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