Palm pilots or Handspring units

  1. I am wondering if anyone out there uses a palm pilot or handspring unit while at work? I am thinking of getting one, and hear that Palm makes one for healthcare professionals. I am interested to know if you can download a drug reference, make up a useable "brains" sheet or anything else cool like that. Thanks in advance!!
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  3. by   moonshadeau
    I have a palm pilot that I bought with the sole purpose of using it at work. Fact is though, that I really don't use it at work at all. The people that I know that use them quite regularly are those that are in the clinic setting or in a slower hospital setting. I quite honestly don't have the time to use the thing. But I do have the ABG decoder, epocrates RX, and epocrates qID downloaded and they are pretty good. I don't know maybe I will use the thing more when I get a hard case and a belt clip. Hope this helps.
  4. by   kellyjrn
    Thank you Moonshadeau, for your help! I wasn't sure if I would have time either, but thought maybe it would be better than all that paper I have to carry around on my clipboard.
  5. by   Brian
    Kelly,

    if you decide to get a palm, here is a site with a bunch of software that you could use:

    http://rnpalm.com/software.htm

    hope this helps.
  6. by   kellyjrn
    Thanks Brian! Big help, I'm going to go and look at what is available...
  7. by   CashewLPN
    I also use a palm pilot...
    I use epocrates drug guide alot!
    I also use a free dictionary I got from peanutpress.com

    i got it for use at work...
    it makes my life easier...
    I put my schedual into it... I'm horrible with schedualing... so it helps me much!

    --Barbara
  8. by   BrandyBSN
    I have a Handspring visor, which i use in clinicals every week. I chose the Handspring over the palm because the handspring has more options for add-ons. You can buy more memory, and store more. I love it, although on busy days, it is not very practical. Medscape also has a full drug reference guide for both the visor and the palm. It sure helps me stay on time, and know when everything is due.

    brandy
  9. by   kellyjrn
    I just want to thank you all for your input. I haven't quite made up my mind about it yet, but think I may go ahead and get one, and if nothing else I can always use it for my scheduling and as a phone book, etc...thanks again!!

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Palm pilots or Handspring units