Do you use your pda/smartphone at work? - page 2

I'm reading more and more info about nurses using apps on their devices to help them do a better job and as a Blackberry lover I can see how having info at your fingertips can be helpful BUT how... Read More

  1. by   BluegrassRN
    Quote from canundergrad
    I used my BlackBerry to look up a drug and my clinical instructor lost it on me.... user beware.
    I suppose it depends upon the school. I have several friends in either BSN or MSN programs right now, and they are required to have either an iPhone or a Droid (I think...I can't remember exactly what noniPhone device it was). They are expected to have certain apps downloaded and available, including their drug and lab reference manuals.
  2. by   RNforLongTime
    I have my iPhone 4 on me at ALL times...since my employer is lax in providing updated drug reference manuals, IV drug manuals. I MUST have info at my fingertips and my iPhone allows me to do that. I know better than to gossip text or do ANYTHING that would violate HIPAA...I may be dumb but I'm not
  3. by   Hootnhollern
    When I use my iPhone as a drug reference at work, I always place it down on the med cart or the counter just as I would if I were looking at a drug guide. I feel as though most people watching would know that I am referencing vs. texting. Of course, everyone has their own perceptions.
  4. by   SNB1014
    im in an RN program and it was a requirement to get along with pharmacology & med surg books!
    so that should help you:-)
  5. by   highlandlass1592
    I use my iPhone all the time for work issues. Don't know the answer to something, I pull it out in front of the patient and explain I am looking it up. I've never had a patient not be impressed that I care enough to ensure they are getting the best information impossible. (many have made just such comments)

    Many of our docs do the same thing. I think professionalism is the key, it all hinges on how you handle it.
  6. by   Aly529
    Quote from SNB1014
    im in an RN program and it was a requirement to get along with pharmacology & med surg books!
    Oh wow. See lugging books around is what I was trying to avoid. It's so "old school".

    I guess every place is different.
    I'll see when I get there.

    Thanks everyone.
  7. by   blondy2061h
    I frequently use my iPhone at work as a reference. The calculator app ends up being one of the most used.