palmEM: The Definitive Emergency Medicine Quick Reference is Updated

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[] San Antonio, Texas - palmER Worldwide LLC today is pleased to announce palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials 2.1 for iOS, an update to their Universal iOS and Android Medical application that covers over 150 commonly encountered emergency medical conditions. With detailed information on medical emergencies, clinical decision rules, medication dosing, pediatric resuscitation, and more, palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials 2.1 is the definitive emergency medicine quick reference for healthcare providers. This upgrade includes an improved, intuitive interface, 18 additional emergency medical conditions, and a completely off-line application for information access without an Internet connection.

This popular worldwide application puts crucial life saving and emergency medical information right in the user's pocket. Users easily access medical information through the tabbed interface containing categories, a pediatric dosing tape, common emergency medications, clinical decision rules, and an alphabetized conditions list.

New to the palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials 2.1 Update:
* Acute Renal Failure
* Burn Formula Updates
* Carbon Monoxide
* Chest Tube Insertion
* Cricothyrotomy
* Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
* Elevated ICP
* Kawasaki Update
* Kanavel's Signs
* Hemophilia Factor Replacement
* Lateral Canthotomy
* Low Back Pain
* Myasthenia Gravis
* Neonatal MISFITS
* Resuscitative Thoracotomy
* START Triage
* Transvenous Pacing
* Weber Classification of Ankle Fractures

The Categories tab includes over 20 systems-based topics, such as Abdominal/GI, Pulmonary, Psych, Trauma, and Ultrasound. Within each category, users find relevant subcategories and corresponding medical information in the form of reports, diagrams, reference charts, accepted practices, and references. Users are also given links to crucial, relevant information, such as antidotes and the phone number for Poison Control. For example, if a medical provider needs information on a leg fracture, they can tap the Orthopedics section in the Category list. They would then be presented with a number of options including Ottawa Ankle Rules, clinician guidelines for deciding if a patient with foot or ankle pain requires X-rays to diagnose a possible bone fracture; Salter-Harris Fractures, information in a picture chart on fractures that may involve a growth plate; splints required by fracture location; or information on the classification of ankle fractures.

The Pedi Tape tab allows users to find relevant information on pediatric patients by weight, height, and estimated age. Comprehensive information such as normal vital signs, appropriate pediatric equipment and medication dosing for fluid and blood infusion, cardiac resuscitation, pain control, seizures, croup, allergy, asthma, sedation, and more, give medical providers accurate information for rapid treatment. The Medication tab provides information on Adult Code Meds, Airway/RSI, Anaphylaxis, Antidotes, Antihypertensives, Pressors, Procedural Sedation, Psych, and Seizure medications. The CDR tab provides detailed information on Clinical Decision Rules for the top medically recognized best practices, from Appendicitis Scores to Sgarbossa criteria, information used to help identify acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attack.

palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials' A-Z tab provides a comprehensive list of emergency medical conditions, treatments, diagnostic criteria, and references. Medical professionals may use this information as a quick reference guide in a clinical setting or in the field to accurately assess and treat emergent situations. The app is currently featured in "What's Hot," and was featured as the #1 New and Noteworthy app in the Medical section of iTunes. It is in use in 66 countries and has been a top 10 medical app in over 55 countries.

Feature Highlights:
* Easily reference clinically relevant emergency medical information
* Quickly locate information via Category, Pediatrics, Medications, Clinical Decision Rules, or A-Z listings
* No Internet connection is required to use the app
* Comprehensive reports, diagrams, reference charts, accepted practices, links, and references
* An international favorite emergency medical app for iOS and Android mobile devices

"palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials is the must-have emergency medical quick reference guide," stated palmER Worldwide's Lola Palmer. "The days of carrying out-of-date pocket cards are over."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 4.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials 2.1 is $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, palmER Worldwide LLC was founded in 2011. palmER is an independent software development company dedicated to providing high quality and innovative medical applications with a focus in emergency medicine. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 palmER Worldwide LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.