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Does anyone have any suggestions on a PDA and/or Laptop computer that works well for a SRNA? I will be doing a lot of traveling so would like a PDA with a voice recorder (I think there is such a thing) and the ability to play back content during my drive. Also, any great programs that seem to be a necessity for getting through school? I start my program in August and want to purchase these items soon so I can learn how to use them. Thanks!
I have a Palm T3 and it works great. Most of my class has Palm PDAs. Many of the Anesthesia books come with a free version in electronic format and are great reference from the PDA. I have a Palm OS PDA, but I think that almost all of the software is available in wither the Pocket PC or Palm format.
You can get a keyboard to go with the PDA for taking notes if you want to be able to type in class. Personally I think too many people get laptop computers that would be better off getting a home system and PDA for less money.
I am sure that the group can provide plenty of feedback on the best software, but I liked the free version of the PDA from PDA.ORG, I bought ePocrates and it is OK, but I have been told that some of the information on drugs might be incorrect.
For a voice recorder you might want to think about getting an iPod and using that, any PDA you get might do voice recording, but will not be the best solution for recording classes. With the iPod you can play the classes back in your car or while you exercise, or even email them to the rest of the class if you need to.