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General Information sites:

The resources listed below are provided as helpful sites to pediatric educators and are not officially endorsed by COMSEP. The information listed is provided from the website unless otherwise noted.

Pediatrics on Hand
Dedicated to everyone involved in pediatrics with an interest in Palm based handhelds. Hopefully there will be helpful things for every user (old or new to the PDA world). One most complete medical sites guides for the pediatric user. "A comprehensive site with: links, news, top 5 (or maybe 6) applications, new user tips, a parents section, and lots more. Peds does not need to be your specialty for you benefit from this site; there is something here for everyone!" (From PDA Cortex at

MD site for handheld articles, products and information. Good general information on PDAs and a great how to guide in the learning center. Deterding

Get the latest software and gear for the Palm OS operating systems.

Handheldmed provides users with the leading patient tracking application combined with the most comprehensive library of electronic medical content, accessible at the point of care.

Healthy PalmPilot
There are hundreds of resources available for download.

Pediatric 5 minute medical consult a program that has been very popular with students. This site also contains many other medical reference software products for your handheld.

AvantGo. Download the latest information daily to your handheld.

The PedsCCM Evidence-Based Journal Club
The PedsCCM Evidence-based Journal Club goes mobile!
Load the entire set of EBJC reviews into your handheld device and take it with you.

Pocket Medicine

Chief Complaints in Pediatrics
Editor: Theodore C. Sectish, MD (Director, Residency Training Program and Pediatrics Clerkship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California)

Chief Complaints in Pediatrics provides authoritative guidance on the differential diagnosis of a full range of signs and symptoms in pediatrics. The topics are organized under the following headings: Chief Complaint (Description & Definition); History of the Present Illness; Past Medical History and Family History ; Physical Examination; Differential Diagnosis (Most Common); Differential Diagnosis (Expanded); Next Steps in the Work-Up.

Pediatric Drug reference

Downloaded for free but more adult oriented than pediatrics. You can update with your favorite pediatric information.� Deterding

Complete medical reference software for your palm or windows CE handheld. Specific Pediatric program but must be purchased.

PDA Hardware - vendor web pages

Palm Webpage
Palm OS operating system.

Handspring Visor
Palm OS operating system Windows CE operating systems: