Tell me about your PDA - page 2

Hi everyone! I'm delurking finally and starting to post a bit more :) I am curious to hear from those of you with PDAs. Please tell me what model you have, about how much it cost (if you... Read More

  1. by   LauraLou
    I have an iPAQ 1945 pocket pc. I absolutely love it! I think I paid about $200 at Sams Club.

    My instructor uses PowerPoint slides which she posts on the web. I download them onto my iPAQ and then use my wireless keyboard to take notes directly onto the slides during class. Saves me so much time.

    I like the way it syncs with my PC, so I can transfer files back and forth easily. It also syncs Outlook, so my calendar is acurate on the PC and iPAQ. I have loaded several nursing programs and they are very helpful.

    Pocket PC programs require more memory than Palm programs, which is a negative, but it integrates seamlessly with your home computer, which is a big plus for me. It really depends on personal preference and needs.
  2. by   fssmith
    I have a Palm 130. Really simple and easy to use and is affordable. Has the color screnn but not a lot of mempry. If anybody else has one of these let me know of some of the things that you have on it. Im starting Nursing School in the fall and want to get a few things before we start!!
  3. by   waves
    Quote from bigmona
    i know veeerry little about PDA's so if someone could enlighten me - where do you get all these drug/pharm/nursing programs from? do you download them from somewhere? how do you know what's good? is a palm OS or windows OS better to have?
    there are several websites to browse. almost any site that sells them has formats that compare features of actual pda (hardware). the bid sites that sell hardware sell software or have links to find it. i have purchased software from both handheldmed.com and skyscape.com. if you put RN PDA into a search engine you will come up with many sites.

    good luck
  4. by   fssmith
    What programs do you all recommend for an ADN student. I havn't started school ywt but everyone says that anything that can help with clinicals is great!!!
  5. by   manna
    I have a Tungsten E that I would love, if I could remember to keep the batteries charged up!

    Only problem is - no keyboard (unless you wanna use wireless)
  6. by   waves
    Quote from fssmith
    What programs do you all recommend for an ADN student. I havn't started school ywt but everyone says that anything that can help with clinicals is great!!!
    i can tell you that i use the NDH drug program ALL the time as a nursing student...i like it better than the other drug programs i looked at because it has nursing considerations, IV info where appropriate, and patient teaching. it keeps my brain on that nursing track even if i don't use all the features all the time. i have just started using an RN Diagnoses and Interventions program. it has shed some light for me on an area that was total darkness! one of the toughest parts of nursing for this student is being able to document in nursing process! imagine writing down what you see, what it means, what you'd like to see happen, how you are going to go about it, how it worked out. makes sense? okay. now apply that to some simple reflex-like action such as buying a quart of milk or doing your laundry! disecting every thought... oh my.

    anyway...i also have liked the RN tests & procedures trial i downloaded last weekend. i may have to purchase it soon.
  7. by   #1rnstudent
    Quote from bigmona
    i know veeerry little about PDA's so if someone could enlighten me - where do you get all these drug/pharm/nursing programs from? do you download them from somewhere? how do you know what's good? is a palm OS or windows OS better to have?
    Probably would be best to go to the local Office-Style store or Walmart and cehck out what kinds of PDA's they have and press all the buttons on the demos. See which ones have screen resolution you like, the memory you may need, and is in the price range ya can afford. Try to get a deal, maybe. Skyscape is a great place to get demos and you can buy the program if you like it. CD or download. You can also look at the publishers' sites (for the books) and see if they have software.

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