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Software of the Month – July 2018 – PEPID
Critical Care Nursing Suite
Critical care nurses are tasked with providing the highest-quality care for critically ill and unstable patients. With potentially life-threatening circumstances hanging in the balance, many nurses often find themselves needing clinical information at a moment’s notice. PEPID Critical Care Nursing Suite, or RNCC, lets nurses access a plethora of information without leaving the patient’s side. Developed with the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, this comprehensive point-of-care reference and drug database was formatted specifically for use in the ICU.
- Specialized Clinical Content
Assessments tailored exclusively for critical care, nursing considerations in both pharmacological and clinical topics, decision support for treating critically ill patients, nursing diagnoses, nursing considerations, and patient teaching
- Drug Database
Instantly access information on more than 13,000 drug names, including U.S. and Canadian trade names, generics, OTCs, herbals and supplements.
- ICD-10 Lookup
Quickly find ICD-10 codes integrated throughout PEPID’s evidence-based clinical content and drug monographs. Codes are easily accessible through quick links to assist with diagnosing and billing purposes.
- Pill Identification Tool
Easily identify patient medications with just a few details — score, shape and color, even when all you have is a partial imprint.
- Differential Diagnosis Generator
Generate a weighted list of potential diagnoses by inputting a patient’s gender, age, symptoms and symptom severity. The results are organized by likelihood of occurrence based on the selected factors.
- Drug Interactions Checker
Check for potential interactions between drug-drug, drug-herbal and drug-nutrient combinations, with results providing severity ratings and an explanation of mechanisms for each potential interaction.
- Drug-Allergy Checker
Cross-reference a patient’s food or drug allergies with their current medications and foods, and receive an alert if an allergy or sensitivity exists.
- IV Compatibility
Quickly compare compatibility of meds in Y-site, syringe and additives with our IV Compatibility Tool, which allows you to check drug-solution and drug-drug-solution combinations prior to mixing in clinical situations.
- Laboratory Manual
PEPID’s lab results include critical values, descriptions, normal ranges, interpretation highs and lows, links to related tests and equations, and physiology and tech information.
More than 750 proprietary illustrations aid treatment through their use in patient education or as a clinical reference.
- Dosing Calculators
More than 3,000 weight-based and IV drip-rate dosing calculators are linked directly to drug information. Each drug-specific calculator is pre-populated and integrated within related clinical content to promote medication safety.
- Medical Calculators
Over 400 medical calculators, equations and scores — including body surface area, Glasgow Coma Scale, total calcium, NIH Stroke Scale, port analysis, and more.
- Evidence-based Medicine
Employ best-practice methods by referencing evidence-based content inquiries from the Family Physicians Inquiries Network, or FPIN, fully embedded within clinical and drug content so that you can address the most important patient care questions.