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Patient Education With a PDA: Interested Beginners. Matt Lewis, MDCarol 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, MDCarol 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


Palm desktop

Palm Desktop


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


Patient education with a pda interested beginners

Downloads: Keeping Track


Patient education with a pda interested beginners

Install Review: Palm Desktop


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


Medical application archive

Medical Application Archive


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


Patient education with a pda interested beginners

Fireviewer - Graphics

www.firepad.com


Patient education with a pda interested beginners

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


Questions and answers

Questions and Answers


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