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Patient Education With a PDA: Interested Beginners. Matt Lewis, MD Carol Cordy, MD 2002 Conference on Patient Education – Ft. Lauderdale . Topics. PDA Basics Finding and Installing Applications Applications for Patient Education drug reference cardiac risk calculator graphic viewer

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patient education with a pda interested beginners

Patient Education With a PDA:Interested Beginners

Matt Lewis, MD Carol Cordy, MD

2002 Conference on Patient Education – Ft. Lauderdale

topics
Topics
  • PDA Basics
  • Finding and Installing Applications
  • Applications for Patient Education
    • drug reference
    • cardiac risk calculator
    • graphic viewer
  • Q and A
what the heck is a pda
What the heck is a “PDA”?

Personal Digital Assistant

(“Handheld computer”,

“Palm-top computer)

  • an organizer
  • a computer
  • portable (wireless)
  • pocket-sized
pda basics palm vs pocket pc
PDA Basics - Palm vs. Pocket PC
  • simple
  • market share
  • more apps
  • needs converters

Palm VX - Palm OS

iPAQ 3600 - WinCE

  • powerful
  • PC desktop portability
  • power-drain
  • relatively expensive
pda basics palm
PDA Basics - Palm
  • Personal Digital Assistant
  • “Handheld” or “Palm-top” computer
  • Runs applications
  • Stylus-driven
  • Connectivity
    • IR Beaming
    • HotSync to PC
getting palm applications
Getting Palm Applications

Palm App

Personal Computer

Web Servers

Palm App

Palm PDA

download procedure
Download Procedure
  • Find a file
    • Browse an archive of files & applications
    • Search for a title (Google)
  • Download the file
  • Keep track of where you save the file!
    • Desktop
    • Create a special folder “PDA downloads”
  • Install the file
general application archives
General Application Archives
  • www.handango.com
  • www.tucows.com
  • www.zdnet.com
  • www.palmblvd.com
  • freewarepalm.net
  • www.palmgear.com
  • www.palmpilotarchives.com
  • www.palmspot.com
pdas for patient ed
PDAs for Patient Ed?
  • Exam room access to information
    • saves time
    • can prevent medication errors, drug/drug interactions
  • Meets patient’s expectations
    • patients want providers to use every tool at their disposal to provide quality care - this includes information technology tools
  • Shared visual experience
    • de-mystifies technology
pda applications for patient ed
PDA Applications for Patient Ed
  • ePocrates Rx - drug reference
    • www.epocrates.com
  • STAT Cholesterol - assessment tool based on ATP III and Framingham data
    • www.statcoder.com/cholesterol.htm
  • Fireviewer - graphic viewer
    • www.firepad.com
group participation

Group Participation:

Hands-on with Handhelds

applications to try out
ePocrates Rx

STAT Cholesterol

STAT GrowthCharts

FireViewer

ATP III Guide

Obesity Guide

NSI Nutrition in Chronic Disease

MedRules

Breast Cancer Risk (Gail)

Successful VBAC

Bishop Score

UTI Diagnosis

MMSE

MedCalc

BMI

Ideal Body Weight

Pregnancy Calculator

Applications to Try Out
case 1 epocrates
Case 1 - ePocrates
  • 54 y.o. depressed female with HTN, smoker, Hx DVT after knee surgery
  • Acute problem: Bronchitis
  • Meds: Coumadin, HCTZ
  • Clinic has Z-Pak (azithromycin) samples
  • Mentions she has been taking St. John’s Wort
case 2 growth 2
Case 2 – Growth 2
  • 3 yr 3 mo old boy
  • Ht: 42 in, Wt: 38 lb
  • Mom wants to if he’s “too fat”
  • Mom also wonders how big he’ll be
    • Mom’s Ht: 66 in
    • Dad’s Ht: 74 in
case 3 cholesterol bmi
Case 3 – Cholesterol/BMI
  • 62 y.o. obese male smoker w/ FHx CAD
  • BP 150/96
  • Ht: 5’ 10”, Wt: 250, Waist: 44
  • Lipid panel: TC 230, HDL 40, LDL 170, Trig 120
  • Calculate 10 year CAD risk, recalculate if quits smoking, BP treated = 125/80
case 4 pregpro medcalc
Case 4 – PregPro / MedCalc
  • 28 y.o. G2P1 with Hx VBAC for breech
  • LMP March 3, 2002
  • Calculate EDD
  • OB consult wants to see her at 36 weeks – calculate when this will be
case 5 medrules
Case 5 - MedRules
  • 37 G2P2 y.o. female wants to know breast CA risk
  • Menarche age 11
  • 2 breast Bxs for benign fibroadenomas
  • First pregnancy at age 32, now breastfeeding
  • Mother & sister with breast cancer
slide22

Fireviewer - Graphics

www.firepad.com

slide23

Medical Images on the Web

  • Google Image search
    • images.google.com
  • HONMedia
    • www.hon.ch/Media/anatomy.html
  • Medical Images and Illustrations
    • www.mic.ki.se/Medimages.html
review
Review
  • PDA Basics
  • Finding and Installing Applications
  • Applications for Patient Education
    • ePocrates
    • STAT Cardiac Risk
    • Fireviewer
  • Q and A
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