To make infusing our PDA and online resources easier, we offer free tutorials and exams for instructors and students. Designed for the classroom, clinical settings, as well as individual study, each includes real-life clinical examples, and is the fastest way to get up to speed using PEPID PDA software and online resources.
For each PEPID product there are two tutorials: one for PDA users and another for online users. If your program incorporates both platforms, then you will need both tutorials.
In addition, we offer high and low resolution versions of each booklet. For printing, the larger files do produce a higher quality booklet. You may download a low resolution tutorial below (about 1 megabyte per file) or order a complete set (all products, all versions) delivered to your door on CD.
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If you or your students have any questions after completing the tutorials, please give our customer support team a call at 888-321-7828 ext 206, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Reviews
Recent studies demonstrate that PEPID can be a key contributor to better education and clinical performance for both physicians and nurses.
A University of Toronto study shows that physicians using PEPID on PDAs improved their clinical performance by 50 percent. The physicians who did not use PEPID showed no improvement. The researchers noted that doctors, who used books and other traditional references, took from 10 to 15 minutes to find answers to clinical questions — when they bothered to look them up at all. Those using PEPID software found their answers in an average of 19 seconds. The study concludes that physicians who use a handheld device to access medical information improve the speed and quality of their diagnoses (Lapinsky, et al).
A project at Duke University School of Nursing showed that adopting PEPID on PDAs can make significant contributions to the development of leadership skills, enhanced learning, reinforcement of core knowledge, and building student confidence. Students used PEPID software for quick access to information on drugs, drug interactions, and specific diseases; nursing considerations, procedures, and protocols. Using PEPID, students better understood the patient situation and possible nursing interventions. The project also found that PDAs are especially useful in clinical settings, where other resources may not be readily available (White, et al).
PEPID's drug database scored highest on a combination of the features that mean the most to clinical practitioners including structured information on indications and dosing, side effects, drug interactions, and 'special features' like medical calculators and treatment algorithms. The study, Personal digital assistant-based drug reference software as tools to improve traditional prescribing: Benchmark criteria and performance, Knollmann et al, was supported by the National Institute of Health and issued from the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Center for Drug Development Sciences, Georgetown University Medical Center.