Any nurses or students with Palm Computers? - page 2

I was just wondering if any of you use Palm Pilots, Handspring Visors, or the like. I have a Visor, which I use for much of my class work, grades, schedules, but I also have an ABG decoder,... Read More

  1. by   trishfish
    Where do you find these programs for your Visor? I have Epocrates and love it.

    Thanks!!
    Tricia
  2. by   bassbird
    I did quite a bit of research when I bought my palm. What I found was that the TRGpro from Handera is the one they recommended for medical/nursing use.

    Here are some useful links regarding palms and medical use:

    rnpalm

    Collectivemed

    I hope these help

    As far as programs, try doing a search on google for nursing software for palmos

    Roberta
  3. by   SteveRN
    I have a Palm IIIc and absolutely love it! Most of the time I use it for personal applications, although I take notes on it when talking with patients or at meetings. The two sites that I have downloaded the most software from are:

    palmgear.com

    and

    pdamd.com

    Steve
  4. by   RNforLongTime
    Okay, okay--I think that I may have been talked into getting me one of these pda's

    So, where do I get all the cool software, like epocrates, and diddlebug and patient keeper?

    can they be purchased at an electronics store and how do I "download" stuff?

    Thanks,

    Kelly
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    Most can be downloaded... a lot of good programs are shareware, meaning that you have to pay for them (or download a serial or crack, keygen, etc... only for educational purposes ofcourse... at warez sites.

    www.palmgear.com has a ton of programs, also pdamed.com, or just do a google search www.google.com for "Nursing Palm" and you will get a lot of options.

    I just found a new way to be able to enter information very quickly, its a Palm OS Emulator. It takes a little time to make it work, but its so neat! (i stayed up till 1am looking for it). But you can type and save, and then when you hotsync, it loads all the info onto your palm. Very handy!

    BrandyBSN
  6. by   snoopycats
    Quote from BrandyBSN
    I was just wondering if any of you use Palm Pilots, Handspring Visors, or the like.

    I have a Visor, which I use for much of my class work, grades, schedules, but I also have an ABG decoder, diddlebug (a post-it note type of program) which I use to jot down notes to myself, patient notes, vitals, and labs i need to check.

    Does anyone else use your PDAs in the clinical/practice setting?

    Thanks
    BrandyBSN
    hey,

    i LOVE my palm pilot! i have ePocrates (free drug software) on my palm, and reference it a lot. especially helpful with ePocrates is the multi-check, where you can check several meds simultaneously to see what, if any, interactions drugs may have with each other. also have a few games loaded on my palm and have played a few when waiting on patients!
  7. by   VILLA
    Quote from snoopycats
    hey,

    i LOVE my palm pilot! i have ePocrates (free drug software) on my palm, and reference it a lot. especially helpful with ePocrates is the multi-check, where you can check several meds simultaneously to see what, if any, interactions drugs may have with each other. also have a few games loaded on my palm and have played a few when waiting on patients!
    Hello eeryone;
    I have a view sonic pocket pc which I absolutly love! I use it for everything. They are great and fairly easy to use.
  8. by   Sue7573
    It is "highly encouraged but not demanded" that we get a PDA for our clinicals. The instructor said for "Drugs" I have no idea what that means. They have recommended AXIM X30 624MHz 802.11b bluetooth 128MBscandisk 64ROM 64MB SDRAM OK I have no idea what all that means, or what all that can do for me. I am afraid that I would not use it. I was wondering if anyone could give me some pointers. I also don't want to buy it and find out that I will only use it for school. I would like to know I could use it later in my career.
    But by then they would have come up with some other invention and I would be as out of date as the clip board ..
  9. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Sure, here is what your school is recommeding: Dell Axim X30 This seems like a top of the line product. I may just look into it myself!
    ...Jennifer...
  10. by   JennLynn2006
    I have a Pocket PC with Taber's Encyclopedia and Davis Drug Guide on it. I LOVE it, it is sooo much better than carrying around a book or books.
    I am still in nursing school, and I use mine at my clinicals mostly, even though according to the syllabus we aren't supposed to...

    I highly recommend one! It fits in your pocket, and with that you don't have to worry about other people taking it from you, especially without you knowing, and never being able to find it. If you do let someone borrow it, tell them they have to do it right there and give it back to you. :hatparty:
  11. by   nursepotter05
    I have a HP Ipaq, which is pocket pc. I love it. I have a pedicatrics suite, 5 minute clinical consult, RN notes, and lippincotts drugs and epocrates. I want a IV book, but I need a memory card! I put my schedule in it. I have Pocket Word, so I would type my papers for school into it at work, and download it into my PC at home and format them in APA! I did a few papers this way!
  12. by   Christina_NICU
    I'm a student and I have a Dell Axim x30. I use Taber's, some Diag/Lab thing, RNotes, 5-minute Consult, and Davis' Drug Guide. I'm planning on getting Nurse's Pocket Guide, too. I use it in clinical. It's a confidence booster sometimes. My peers ask me to look up stuff in it all the time while on the floor.
  13. by   BabyRN2Be
    I don't currently have one that I'd use in nursing (it's very simple, came as a free gift when dad put new tires on the car), but if I go to nursing school, I am going to get one. I think that it would be most helpful to have everything at my fingertips.

    I just hope one day I'll be able to find an English-Spanish translator for OB/Newborn nursing that I can add to it! The last few times I've gone in I could have REALLY used it (I'm a doula and we've had A LOT of non-English speaking pts.).

    This is my dream to be a nurse. Always has been. Hopefully my hubby and I will come to terms on how to pay for it (I don't want to take out any more loans). This is for another forum probably but I just have to vent.

    I love all things electronic, and hopefully I'll have a great PDA to help me in school.

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