PDA's & LPN/LVN???

  1. So I notice on here there is a whole section about PDA's & I was wondering if LPN/LVN's use them or need them?

    I am going to be starting LVN school hear in a bit & was wondering if I should "hint" around for one for X-mas

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  3. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from Coloradogrl
    So I notice on here there is a whole section about PDA's & I was wondering if LPN/LVN's use them or need them?

    I am going to be starting LVN school hear in a bit & was wondering if I should "hint" around for one for X-mas
    I do have one, but don't use it that much. That is an error on my part, because it is to my advantage to utilize a PDA now that I am a nurse. I think that the aggreviating part about them is to have to continously recharge them. I noticed the other day that physicians use them last week, and it is making me change my mind and begin to pull mine out, again.
  4. by   vnightingale06
    I have one since I started my LVN program last year (reduced the bulk of my backpack by 2 books - Taber's dictionary and Davis' Drug Guide) and now, working as an LVN in a Long-Term care / Rehab gave me an advantage having a PDA since I use it before calling DRs., anticipating any med or lab test orders. It served me well and worth it.:spin:
  5. by   Coloradogrl
    What kind do you think is the best for the $$$. I dont really want a cell phone one...because I am litteraly married to my cell phone contract I am in. Once this year is up I am getting divorced
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    I dont even know what a PDA is!!!
  7. by   feisty_lpn
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    I dont even know what a PDA is!!!
    Its a hand-held computer... like a Palm Pilot.
  8. by   joyflnoyz
    My husband bought me a palm TX for our 25th anniversary (well...the case is silver color LOL) along with some programs from skyscape <I've got a tabers, Davis Drug guide, a lab program along with a few things i really don't use >.
    I use the the drug guide most, with Tabers a 2nd. Nearly every day I look up something, and it's sooooo much faster than the books.

    sigh--I *really* wanted a cruise to Alaska....
  9. by   Nurse2919
    I recent got a job as LVN. I want to buy a PDA I think I am going with Palm with TX since everyone seems to like it. But I wanted to where can I get the programs to download into the palm.I want Tabers, a drug book and labs!!!
  10. by   Fiona59
    I know one PN who has one and she is a tech junkie. So it's her baby, so to speak.

    My unit has a computer with pharmacy access, internet access, and the hospital system on it, so we don't need one to carry around on the units.
  11. by   stdntograd06
    I have the Palm TX, bought it off eBay brand new for $200 . You can find them on eBay if you care to do the legwork (or... fingerwork ) I absolutely love it!!! There is a bundle package on Skyscape that has just about everything in it you should need, as I'm an LPN and I use it everyday in LTC. It's about $90 though, well worth it!!!

    K.
  12. by   Super Nurf
    I have a Palm TX and I use it daily at work. It is handy to look up questions on meds and generic names. There's many other features you can get, I have a dictionary that comes in very handy when I run across something I need to look up.
  13. by   ManNurse01
    I just purchased a Palm TX for 171.00 + 10.00 for shipping on E-Bay. The guy said it was an open box but un-used and he thru in a new 2gig palm memory card with it. Now I am looking for software. Thanks to all for the info on Programs. Think I am going to go with Davis but I am trying to get the book and software Palm software as a package. Can't find it anyone know where I can get it in a bundle?
  14. by   systerm
    I have a PDA. Just not sure of which programs to go for. Suggestions?

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