How does a PDA help you during school and clinicals? - page 4

(First of all please don't forward this to the PDA forum right away because it's way too slow. Thanks) Hello. I was thinking about buying a PDA for school, and for anything thereafter and I was... Read More

  1. by   onduty23
    i got one but i cant get the updates due to my cpu


    it is very helpful
  2. by   Scrubz
    I just got my Palm TX and I've been tinkering around on it and I can already tell it's going to be super useful during school, and even outside of school!
  3. by   2ndbach
    I use it to look up drugs all the time during clinicals, and to double check how to administer, etc. I have the nursing constellation from skyscape and the various programs are VERY useful. I also bought Tabers from there at the same time. I use the info for review during the day, and looked at it a lot when we had clinicals on a cardiac floor to review/distinguish between ecg rhythms. I am not a techie by any means, but i find this invaluable now, especially with the constant updates available. The calendar is really useful for planning for tests, etc. Also, at our clinical sites there is no secure area for book bags, etc. so having a pda that i keep with me is a huge help.
  4. by   Scrubz
    I'm glad I bought one..

    I got Nursing Contellation and Tabers right off the bat and they're by far worth the money. Very, very helpful tools; especially when you're out in a clinical setting and can't carry around a 5lbs book! I also found a bunch of free software that's pretty useful too. And free is always good.

    I highly reccomend a PDA for nursing students if they've got the money for one!! I reccomend the Palm TX from http://www.buydig.com because it's $45 cheaper there than anywhere else!
  5. by   marilynmom
    I bought the Palm TX last week and it is GREAT! I use it every single day.
  6. by   RN BSN 2009
    Hi...... does anyone know where I get these programs from! Help! Are they free or......?
  7. by   Scrubz
    Quote from iceyspots
    Hi...... does anyone know where I get these programs from! Help! Are they free or......?
    You can get a bunch of good ones from http://www.skyscape.com . Most of them cost money, but there are a few free ones.

    Here's a link to some good websites that if you search around a bit you can find a bunch of freeware: http://planet.cnm.edu/jblewett/PDAlinks.htm

    There are a few decent freeware programs, but if you want anything really good you'll have to pay for it. I reccomend Davis's drug guide and Taber's medical dictionary. I bought Nursing Constellation from Skyscape, which included Davis's, among a few other usful programs, so I suggest looking at that too. It can be a little pricey, but if you have the money to spend then you find that it'll prove far worth it.

    PM me if you have any more specific questions.

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