Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
I have a TX and I love it. It's the envy of my unit when I can pull up drug and lab reference books, or a cardiology algorithm. Plus I keep my schedule in there. It's a little like having an instant nursing libraray in a minicomputer.
*Plus I can keep all my family photos on extra little expansion cards and bore perfect strangers to tears with them.*
Ditto ! Can't imagine being without one anymore. And yes, I have lots of photos loaded, too.
Quote from HM2Viking
I have a lifedrive. I gave my palm tx to my daughter who is in nursing school. I think they are a great tool. Tabers, procedure manuals, drug guides and lab values in one easy to carry unit. I firmly believe that my TX was a real asset for working my way through school.
I have Tabers, Nursing Procedures, Davis Drug Giude (with auomatic updates) RN Notes... just about everything you could want or need.
One which I find especially useful out in the HH field is "ident-a-drug"..when I set up my patients' weekly meds, often some of these elderly folks will have spilled or dropped some on their table. Without knowing just what they are, I can't use them.
This is when I pull out my PDA and look it up with this program. It lists every pill, tablet, capsule by the imprint. Then it goes even further to give you all the variations.. the dosages and appropriate descriptions for each dosage, coated or non coated... anything you might possibly need to know about each drug.
I have used this program NUMEROUS times and it has been a real help.
Even nursing procedures are great to have in the HH field. If there's a procedure I haven't done in awhile, I just look it up. Pictures and all. You don't have anyone else to ask, unlike in a hospital setting, so it's a useful tool to have when you need it.
Tabers, of course is another I wouldn't do without.
I get my programs from Skyscape...and everything comes with automatic updates. Very nice.