Palm Pilot software for nursing - page 3

Hi there everybody. Anybody got some good links for FREE software apps for palm pilots? I found a couple of sites (the palm home site and another one, but I want to find more free stuff and quit... Read More

  1. by   wannanurse
    Brandi - Thanks for the tip. I will go and check it out.
  2. by   Katnip
    Brandi, where do you find Due Yesterday?
  3. by   Robin61970
    I plan on buying one of these with my income tax even though i will not be an actual "nursing student" until August. I have been bookmarking all these sites though and I have been trying to research PDA's the last month or so....luckily I have an Uncle with an online electronics store and I am hoping to get a good deal,lol.....thanks for the input!!!!
  4. by   Robin61970
    I've read so much "research" and "reviews" that my eyes are crossing.....how in the world do you pick out one of these silly things? I'm gonna email my uncle for sure,lol.
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    www.nosleep.net i think

    I find that URL very funny, considering that students never get sleep

    BrandyBSN
    Last edit by BrandyBSN on Jan 5, '02
  6. by   carlalogan
    Brandy, thanks for the post about Due Yesterday...it seems more affordable than the 4.0 student program. I can't wait to try it out
  7. by   Overland1
    The program which convinced me to go with a Palm PDA was ePocrates. It is a complete and free listing of medications which is updated daily, along with an infectious disease program which interfaces (cross-reference) with the med program. One of the ER docs got it for his Palm V and then one of the nurses got the same setup. I got a Palm Vx last December and am still using it every day. Heck, there is even a program available for the Palm called, "Holy Rosary" - this is really handy for just before you have to start that tough IV ). Another good one is Check Mate, although I have not bought that one yet - it is like a 'Porter's Pocket Guide' for the Palm.

    Of course, there are newer models available (Palm m500 and m505, as well as the Sony Clie units and also Handspring Visor (where do they get these names, anyway?).

    By the way, I have found Palm to be one of the best companies I have dealth with, in terms of tech support (software upgrades, downloadable applications, and service. My first Palm Vx had a problem with its battery and they swapped the unit for me within a week or so; no problems since then.

    Check online for deals on these things; Pricewatch is a good place to check. For reviews on them, go to CNET, although the some of the reviews may be a bit misleading (we all know what they say about opinions ).
    Last edit by Overland1 on Jan 16, '02
  8. by   swmrn
    I use epocrates... greatest thing in the world for drugs! Ive seen stuff for code meds... some good or not. Would love to see some calculators for meds and drips. Don't do much of that anymore and it would be nice to have someting I can just punch it int if I need to. Anyone have anything, please send it along.

    Thanks,
  9. by   funpartynurse
    where did you find e-pocraties have been looking everywhere for it thanks
  10. by   swmrn
    http://www.epocrates.com/

    funpartynurse...

    its there, maybe a spelling error?

    Also check out www.rnpalm.com Lotta stuff there... got that from the other posts on this BB

    Good luck with it,
  11. by   Fayma
    The sites that I have found are:
    1. epocrates.com
    This is where to get the best drug book for the palm that I've seen. It was originally for resident MD's and has all that you need for clinical, including pediatric dosages. It is free and updates weekly and has the most up to date drugs on the market as well as any that have been removed.

    2. medscape.com
    This site has several programs for the palm, but the best one I found was the dosage calculator. It does the calculations for you and has a variety of calculations available (ex: APGAR scoring, ideal body weights etc). It is also free.

    Good luck with your schooling!!

  12. by   funpartynurse
    found it thansk abunch I heard about it froma student pa a few months ago but wasnt quite sure what it was or where to find it thanks the shearch is over
  13. by   Fayma
    The sites that I have found are:
    1. epocrates.com
    This is where to get the best drug book for the palm that I've seen. It was originally for resident MD's and has all that you need for clinical, including pediatric dosages. It is free and updates weekly and has the most up to date drugs on the market as well as any that have been removed.

    2. medscape.com
    This site has several programs for the palm, but the best one I found was the dosage calculator. It does the calculations for you and has a variety of calculations available (ex: APGAR scoring, ideal body weights etc). It is also free.

    Good luck with your schooling!!


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