(Chicago, Illinois - May 2004)– PEPID, the premier developer of portable healthcare information released PEPID RN+ONS, a point-of-care decision-support tool for Oncology nurses. PEPID, the current market leader in providing medical databases for personal data assistants (PDAs), premiers RN+ONS at the Oncology Nursing Society Conference in Anaheim, California to an audience of 5,000 Oncology Nurses.

PEPID partnered exclusively with the Oncology Nursing Society to develop the RN+ONS product, which took a year to complete. The Oncology Nursing Society, the largest professional oncology association in the world, is an organization of more than 30,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, and research in oncology nursing.

PEPID RN+ONS contains specific Oncology nursing sections, in addition to the nursing information and tools contained in PEPID RN. These sections include topics written and reviewed by the ONS such as General Oncology, Tools and scales, Common treatments, Transplantation, Complementary and alternative medicine, Palliative care, Primary cancer sites, Focused symptom management, and Oncology emergencies.

“Being an Oncology nurse, I understand the importance of point-of-care information and the role it plays in everyday nursing,” said Diane Muench, Managing Editor of RN and RN+ONS. “PEPID RN+ONS is a useful tool that I hope all Oncology nurses utilize to help reduce the risk of error.”

The RN+ONS product contains all the standard suite applications in the PEPID line such as a database of more than 5,000 drugs including herbals and OTCs, a fully integrated drug interactions generator, 1,700 medical topics, and 250 medical calculators. With the introduction of RN+ONS, the PEPID product line has grown to seven specific medical reference databases for the PDA.

PEPID, a portable medical information database is designed to assist in the reduction of medical errors and improve patient outcomes. It provides healthcare professionals access to 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 as well as drug topics typically encountered in emergency and primary care settings.

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