A unique clinical information tool specifically for clinicians who treat children, this resource was created by pediatricians and includes thousands of topics, graphics and videos for clinicians who work in a wide range of clinical settings—including emergency rooms, acute care facilities, pediatric group practices and academic institutions. Content is updated continuously using a rigorous evidence-based editing process.
An Invaluable Point-of-Care Tool
Specialized features, such as a tool that allows clinicians to determine resuscitation protocols based on the length, age or weight of the child and a calculator for instantaneous drug dosing and equipment sizing, make PEMSoft an invaluable point-of-care tool. Other features include:
- Resus Tool Module: The world's first length, age or weight-based resuscitation reference tool and calculator for instantaneous drug dosing and equipment sizing.
- MD+Calc Module: An interactive archive of key clinical equations and scores useful for diagnosis and treatment in emergency pediatrics.
- Signs & Symptoms Module: Provides problem-orientated navigation of all of the PEMSoft content.
- Quick Reference Module: Provides normative values, safety information and basic chemistry and physiology for acid base balance, respiration, nutrition, fluids, etc.
- Triage Module: Assists to standardize the pediatric triage process by describing how to segregate patients into five levels of severity.
- Tox Module: Contains basic “starter” information on common childhood poisonings, inhalations and ingestions.
The First Annual PEMSOFT/EBSCO Achievement Award
David Jaffe M.D., of St. Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri, has been presented the first annual PEMSOFT/EBSCO Achievement Award of $1,000, a certificate of achievement and travel for two to ACEP’s Pediatric Advanced Assembly.
Jaffe has contributed significantly to PEM care and was one of the first to be board certified in the specialty. Jaffe participated in writing the first textbook and contributed to the first PEM journal, along with writing and collaborating on many other publications. He is the founding member of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Consortium and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. He has taken many leadership roles in a number of relevant professional societies, most notably the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Board of Pediatrics.
This award is presented to an outstanding individual who has contributed significantly to evidence-based medicine in pediatric emergency care. The physician must have contributed practice-changing innovation in electronic publication and/or technology which have meaningfully enhanced emergency care of children.
Information on how to nominate a winner for 2014 will be posted soon.