But every tool helps I find. To illustrate: my instructor and I were mulling over the MAR of a psych patient, not recognizing several non-psych medications. While she struggled in vain to find them in the CPS (don't know what my American friends call it, it's the big blue book of pharmacology), I simply pulled out my Pocket PC with Tarascon Pharmacopeia and located every single drug as quickly as I could tap the screen. Another patient was exhibiting physical symptoms not recognized by staff as associated with his diagnosis or meds. I could have used
the 5 Minute clinical consult, or similar, to help answer their questions. So Palms/Pocket PCs are a useful tool, as any other tool is, in the right place at the right time for the right purpose. As I have discovered, the won't make you smarter.
But the can help you work smarter.
PS: Sony has discontinued development of future Clie models for the US, so there may be some deals to be had soon.