Quote from thisgurl0183
I am currently in an RN program, after this semester I will have 2 more to go. I am considering buying a PDA to put my drugs in because many of the senior students have recommended this, now my question, is it really a good investment. They are not excately cheap and I don't want to buy it if I never use it...
Has anyone else heard of buying a PDA? Do you use it often?
I have a PDA but used it B4 Nursing school to manage my schedule and to have all my contacts in one place without having to transfer them all to a cell phone.
the advantage of a PDA for drugs is you can buy a drug program that updates each time you sync; therefore your drug book does not become outdated each year. It is smaller than a book, true, but it is just as easy to look it up in a book. In fact, the book tends to have more information and is, by far, easier to read. The basic bones Epocrates is even free, so subtract the price of a drug book from your PDA cost.
I don't use the Documents to Go etc. those kind of things seem worthless to me when you are squinting at a 4 inch screen. And I already have an extensive medical vocabulary and never have had to look anything up in Taber's, so that's useless to me as well.
You can buy entry level PDA's for $99 and give it a try for a year or so. After that time you can decide if you need the bells and whistles of a more expensive model.