- 0Mar 10, '11 by echo56In the ever changing world of computer technology, how many of you out there actually use an IPAD while at work? Or maybe something similar? I'm curious... I'm considering making a purchase, thanks!
- 0Mar 10, '11 by JustinAllenI actually use an iPad everyday in nursing school and in the hospital environment for clinicals. From notetaking to drug look-ups, nursing diag, and patho.
Not knowing information is OK. Not having access to information can kill someone.
Once more hospitals roll out EMR's using an iPad will be second nature.
- 0Mar 10, '11 by ObtundedRNI've seen lots of MDs, PAs, and NPs using it. But that is because the hospital will set it up so they can log into our computer charting program. Haven't seen nurses bring any though. Nor would I want to. I do however have some apps on my iPhone that I sometimes use. I also have a few small pocket sized reference books. I actually find the real books to be quicker.
- 1Mar 10, '11 by BluegrassRNI use my iPhone a lot to look up labs, etc if I can't get to a computer. Otherwise, the computer is faster. I'd be worried about carrying an iPad around; where would you set it? Why wouldn't some one walk off with it? And iPhone or iPod touch can be placed in your pocket, but an iPad is too big for that.
- 0Mar 10, '11 by PlourdieRNI also used an iPod touch in my clinical rotations - I found it very helpful to have access to drug guides, etc at my fingertips. I couldn't imagine how an iPad would work out... you can't put it in your pocket so you wouldn't be able to have it on hand whenever you need it. I would be constantly worried about theft or dropping it.
Since I haven't found an RN position yet, I wouldn't know if I used it at work... but I don't see why it would be any different, especially since I still have a lot to learn!
- 0Mar 10, '11 by dtrmnd2sccdI use my iPod Touch every shift--has my drug guide, Tabers, and a couple of other reference guides on it. Much easier than carrying around several pocket guides. I am eager to get an iPad, but I don't think that I would use it on the floor at work--just not portable enough. On the train ride to work, however ...