The OpenISES Project
PAD Program Management Software
The initial development of the PAD Program Manager is now underway. The basic design of the program will follow along the same lines as the Access prototype. We are staying with the Access 2000 database at this point, although we do plan to look at other databases at a later time.
Visit our screen shots section to view the latest look during development. This should give you an idea of how the program looks, how it functions and an idea of some of the data points that are being collected.
31 December 2004
The first release of the PAD Program Manager has be uploaded to SourceForge. This and other files related to the PAD Program Manager can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=103141.
With the basic framework done, this also means we can now look at beginning development of the AED Project Manager. Stay tuned for news on the development of the second part of the PAD Program Management System.
21 November 2004
In response to several requests, we have decided to make the original version of the Access 2000 prototype available. This package has been updated to allow for many different types of agencies to make use of the prototype. The package includes a User's Manual that describes all of the functions available in the program. The manual also includes the complete data dictionary for the prototype and ideas on how to modify and expand the original prototype to meet the needs of your agency.
We want to thank everyone who has expressed an interest in this project, and we hope to be able to bring further updates to the full version of the program in the near future. Make sure you visit our Screen Shots section to get a look at some of the screens from the prototype.
It is important to note that this prototype only works under Access 2000 (and possibly later versions). If you do not have Microsoft Access installed, this prototype will not function.
The prototype can be downloaded at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=103141&package_id=136239.
24 July 2004
The first files have been uploaded into the SourceForge CVS system. We are not sure why the project web site does not show any files added or committed, but they are there. As you will be able to see if you download the files and play with them, we are early in the development phase, but things are looking pretty good so far.
12 March 2004
Based on an Access Prototype, the beginnings of the PAD Program Manager have started. It will be a while until we have the first release, but we plan to keep you updated on our progress.
We are also developing a companion program for the individual facilities to use. The AED Project Manager will be similar to the PAD Program Manager, but is designed for individual facility use. It will be able to track the AEDs in a facility, and keep records on emergency training employees within the facility have taken. It is also envisioned that the programs will be able to exchange data. Both of these programs are being made available via the GPL.
We are currently in the planning stages, and any input now would be greatly appreciated. We have set up several forums so that discussions can occur concerning the software and how we can improve upon it. We also have a mailing list that can keep you updated on the progress of the software development and the updates to the web site.