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Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by HKDO08, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. HKDO08

    HKDO08 Ivan the Terrible 10+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2003
    My subscription for epocrates is running out soon. I wondering - is it really worth it for a pediatric resident? What do you guys think?

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  3. ekydrd

    ekydrd Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Louisville KY
    Epocrates isn't great for peds. It lacks a lot of peds dosing and info. Tarascon or one of the other PDA packages specifically for peds would be better.
  4. Marigold

    Marigold Kid Doctor Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    hSDN Member
    Good question! I've been wondering lately about what are the best PDA programs to have for peds...don't want to hijack the thread, but anyone who has a favorite PDA program for peds, feel free to share! :D
  5. HKDO08

    HKDO08 Ivan the Terrible 10+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2003
    That's what I was thinking - but wanted to make sure. Thanks!

    I heard there are other things out there like 5 Minute Peds Consult and of course Harriet Lane on PDA. Anyone else?
  6. KidDr

    KidDr Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    someplace warm
    I think Epocrates is usually pretty good for peds dosing. I use the free version. So for you, I'd just download the free version instead of paying to renew. When Epocrates doesn't give the drug/dosing info I need, I use Uptodate (most hospitals have free online access), Harriet Lane, or I called the inpatient pharmacy and talked to one of the pharmacists.
  7. Complications

    Complications Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2006
    I would see what your program does. We are "standardized" to lexi-comp, so there are less dosing errors. I have epocrates, but cannot use it in the hospital.
  8. billygoat

    billygoat 5+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    Just my experince, but Harriet lane on PDA was painful. YOu cannot search it and it took forever to find stuff. I am not putting it on my new PDA. I am thinking about the Tarascon stuff. Might just take the plunge and see how it works. I'll keep Ya'll updated


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