PEPID Informer Newsletter
JUNE 2007

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PEPID 2007 Wireless Leadership Award Winner

Research In Motion recognizes PEPID for innovation and outstanding results in wireless deployment

PEPID has been recognized by Research In Motion with a 2007 Wireless Leadership Award for its role as partner with the California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN). The Award acknowledges PEPID for "innovation and outstanding results in wireless application" for implementing the use of BlackBerry® smartphones to deliver medical information and support tools to CTDN transplant coordinators in the field.

The Wireless Leadership Awards acknowledge those BlackBerry partners who have set the standard for business excellence, unique solutions, ingenuity, and customer satisfaction with wireless solutions in the public sector, private sector and with valuable business impact. In May, the Oakland-based CDTN was presented with an award for customer innovation during the annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) in Orlando, Florida.

“I am grateful to accept this prestigious award on behalf of everyone on our hardworking PEPID for BlackBerry team,” says PEPID President John Wagner.  "This is an especially great achievement for PEPID’s Information Technology and Editorial departments, and we are thrilled that RIM has recognized their contribution to the success of the CTDN deployment.”

Transplant Coordinators from the CTDN Clinical Services Department refer to PEPID™ RN Critical Care Nursing Suite on BlackBerry® smartphones to help evaluate donors, check drug dosing, and avoid adverse drug interactions in the field. PEPID for BlackBerry is implemented as a back-end solution that is delivered to the field by Verizon Wireless. CTDN’s Information Technology Supervisor, Ben Chau, accepted the Wireless Leadership Award for the Network in a ceremony at the WES on May 9th.

“We are proud of our partnerships with the California Transplant Donor’s Network and BlackBerry smartphones,” adds Wagner. “PEPID looks forward to continue working with BlackBerry and enterprises, like the CTDN, to advance the deployment of wireless technology for better healthcare worldwide.”

PEPID's entire product line is available for BlackBerry® smartphones and systems integration.


“PEPID looks forward to continue working with BlackBerry . . . to advance the deployment of wireless technology for better healthcare worldwide.” 
- PEPID President, John Wagner


In this issue:

 PEPID 2007 Wireless
     Leadership Award Winner

 PEPID Congratulates Recent

 AEP, SEMPA Member Benefits

 Using PEPID
 Coming Soon
 About PEPID
 Tools for Schools
 Free Trials
 Latest PEPID Version
 BuzzWords Signup
 Sign Up for Newsletter




Words from the field

PEPID is still the best resource for a physician in a busy emergency room. The update frequency is an appreciated benefit of the subscription.

       — Dr. Leroy Foster

"As a Paramedic, time-sensitive information is often crucial to a favorable patient outcome, and PEPID EMS provides that information in an effective, time-sensitive, user-friendly format!"

       — Walt Merrick



Tools for Schools

PEPID has support programs for every stage of student and professional life. For faculty and institutions, PEPID provides valuable information resources for their students and a way to stay in touch with their alumni. To learn more about our student, alumni and faculty support programs, please contact us.

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Emergency Physician Suite
Primary Care Plus Suite
Clinical Rotation Companion
Clinical Nursing Suite
RN Student Clinical Companion
Critical Care Nursing Suite
Oncology Nursing Suite
EMS Plus NAEMSE™ Suite
Portable Drug Companion



Latest PEPID Version

Version 8.0

Released March/ April 2007

Staying current is vital to promoting a safer workplace and improved quality of care.

SEE: How to Check Your PEPID Version article in April's Informer

PEPID Congratulates Recent Graduates

Recognizes the hard work of both medical and nursing school graduates

At PEPID, we know how hard you have worked to get to this point in your career and we want to recognize your efforts.  So, PEPID is rewarding all medical and nursing school graduates—and their classmates—with special pricing (25 percent savings) on the decision-support resources professionals rely on.

Residents will be ready to impress their Attending and Chief Resident with their ability to immediately access detailed evidence-based medicine and drug interaction information. With a PEPID RN Suite—including Nursing Considerations and thousand of dosing calculators—in hand, starting nurses will feel like seasoned pros.

We know that your family and friends will want to share this exciting event with you. And, PEPID does make a great graduation gift. So, let everybody know about the PEPID resources you wish to carry with you as you advance into your professional career.

All platforms are available including products for Palm®, Windows®, and BlackBerry® PDAs, smartphones and online. To take advantage of this offer now:

Medical School Graduates >>>
Nursing School Graduates >>>


AEP, SEMPA Member Benefits Extended

PEPID has reached agreements with both the Association of Emergency Physicians (AEP) and the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) to renew their joint online promotional and educational activities. PEPID products are offered to members of AEP and SEMPA at special member discounts. Members should visit their organization’s website to take advantage of these special offers.



What's New in PEPID ED

In the summer months, emergency departments across the country see an increase in the number of trauma patients.  Often, those with multiple injuries need a chest tube inserted.  Before this busy season begins, review PEPID’s expanded content on chest tube procedures.

To Use:

Click the TC icon to reach PEPID's Table of Contents. Then, tap on "What's New". You'll discover that PEPID ED has undergone a major expansion of its trauma content.

1. Tap on Procedures: Chest Tubes.   2. Chest Tube content is comprehensive, accurate and covers all relevant information from indications to complications.  Tap on Procedures Tube Insertion.
3. From the beginning incision to the tube insertion you can reference clear illustrations as you review each step.   4. Tap on the camera icon  to view the related illustration: Chest Tube - Break Pleura. Tap the back arrow to return to the previous screen.
5. Correct tube insertion is vital to prevent further complications.   6. Review correct tube placement and the surrounding anatomical structures by tapping on the camara icon .

As the number of trauma cases increase this summer, PEPID’s clear and concise content will help emergency physicians and departments be ready for anything

Coming Soon  



If you can't attend, just email us at and we will send you information about upcoming webinars.

Meetings and Conferences        

June 2 – 6
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual CAEP Conference
Victoria, British Columbia
Booth 1

June 21 – 23
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
22nd National Conference
Indianapolis, IN
Booth 411

June 23 – 27
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
2007 Annual Conference
Orlando, FL
Booth 1440


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