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**PEPID Elements: Environmental Medicine & Disasters **

Individuals responsible for providing immediate care in the wilderness or in the event of an environmental disaster need to look no further than their iPhone or iPod Touch for a comprehensive environmental and wilderness medicine reference. Containing detailed information including:

--- Identification, management and treatment of environmental and disaster medicine conditions including mountain medicine, survival situations for both natural and manmade scenarios, heat injury and illness, cold injury and illness, electrical and lightning injury, and bites and stings.

--- Comprehensive treatment section complete with a drug database containing adult and pediatric dosing, indications, adverse reactions and administration information

--- Interactive calculators allow you to switch between U.S. and S.I. units

--- Complete drug interactions generator component makes PEPID Elements essential for every environmental and wilderness medicine professional.

PEPID Environmental Medicine and Disasters gives you everything you need, whether you are in your own backyard, or in the great outdoors.

**PEPID Platinum**

PEPID Platinum Suites are the most comprehensive medical resource on the market today.

PEPID Platinum offers clinicians specialty products that focus on the way they practice medicine and incorporates medical information and tools such as medical calculators, dosing calculators, drug interactions generator, a drug database that includes 7,500 drugs, and more than 800 illustrations. The new Platinum applications will also include PEPID’s differential diagnosis generator (a symptom-driven generator), lab manuals, and an IV compatibility tool.
Regular updates keep content current with the latest medical and clinical information, and alliances with more than a dozen leading healthcare associations, such as the American Academy of Emergency Medicine™ and the Family Physicians Inquires Network™, ensure that PEPID delivers the best clinical content available.
There are practice-focused PEPID Platinum Suites available for:
-- Physicians: emergency physicians, primary care and clinical rotations
-- Professional Nurses: clinical nursing, critical care, oncology, and gerontological
-- Physicians-in-Training
-- Student Nurses
-- Emergency Medical Teams
-- Pharmacologists
There are PEPID Platinum Suites for every member of the Apple medical community.

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Customer Reviews

Great, Handy & Easy to Use!

We teach wilderness medicine and folks are always asking for a quick and easy to use guide regarding wilderness medicine. This comprehensive resource is a great application and we strongly recommend it for not only all Wilderness First Responders and First Aiders alike.

Handy Reference!

This is a great pocket reference for Environmental/Wilderness Medicine. This will come in handy as I am almost always outdoors and frequently could use a medical reference to help identify plants, stings, etc.

Ported over from Palm OS, Terrible Organization, Overpriced

In the App Store, one of this application's screen shots shows a picture of Poison Oak. I thought this would be great for looking up dangerous plants when I'm backpacking. But 'Poison Oak' is not listed in the index. I looked through a list of hundreds of alphabetized words, until I found 'Survival Medicine' under 'S'. Then I had to select 'Wild Animal/Insect/Plant Injuries'. When I selected 'Plant Injuries', it said, 'See Plant Hazards,' but there was no link to it. When I looked for 'Plant Hazards' in the index, that wasn't listed either.  Next, I went to the Table of Contents and found a heading called, 'Survival Situations' and I tapped that. I then went to 'Bites & Stings' (which is a heading for insects, but not for plants). Under that, I found 'Plants and Mushrooms'. I then went to 'Plants', then 'Poisonous'. There were a total of 17 plants listed (not exactly a wide range), and 'Poison Oak' was not one of them. After contacting PEPID Support, I was informed that Poison Oak was listed under 'Cat Nip'. To make things worse, the treatment recommended for Cat Nip is for "oral ingestion." Poison Oak is one of the most common plant problems encountered by people in the wilderness in the United States, and it is usually skin contact that causes problems, not oral ingestion. There is a link at the bottom of 'Cat Nip' that says, 'common non-toxic plant'. When I tap on that link, I get an error message saying, "Web View Failed - Content failed to load with error resource unavailable." This error occurs on a number of links in this application. How are people expected to find things quickly in this application when they are in an emergency situation in the wilderness, let alone in the comfort of their home? One of the key points of wilderness medicine is quick intervention in the field, and this application is anything but quick. It bogs down the user in minutiae before they are able to find what they are looking for. Some of the most basic wilderness safety topics are either buried under search terms that most people would not find, or they are missing entirely. There are only a handful of illustrations in this app (18 plants are all that I found). Even the cost itself, $17.99, implies quality and functionality that is not there. While obviously not priced as high as PEPID's full nursing applications, it is much higher than most apps in the store that have functions implemented specifically for the iPhone. This application was made for the iPhone recently (June 2009), but it is just PEPID's Palm version copied over to the iPhone. The print is tiny, yet the screen resizing and landscape mode that the iPhone is famous for have not been implemented. In the Medical Calculator section, the boxes for entering numbers are also tiny and hard to select with a finger; obviously made for the Palm platform to use with a stylus. The few illustrations it has are cut off on the sides. All of this leaves me very disappointed, to say the least, especially with PEPID's reputation for making quality nursing applications. In my opinion, the application was a good idea, and there is nothing in the App Store like it. However, it is not yet ready for prime time. It needs to incorporate design features that use the iPhone's 'pinch-to-resize'  function for easier reading of the small font size. It needs to have the ability to view items in landscape mode. It could benefit from illustrations of splinting in the field and survival techniques. It needs to have a completely re-designed user interface; one which would not first present the user with a long index of alphabetized words at the start and a cryptic 'TOC' tab, but instead a well-organized but simple table of contents, to easily navigate to wilderness scenarios like falls, dehydration, poisonous plants, bleeding, etc. The pricing needs to be commensurate with its functionality as well, which I think would make it more appealing. 

PEPID Elements: Environmental Medicine & Disasters
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  • $17.99
  • Category: Medical
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 2.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).

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