kindle fire - page 3

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i just unpacked my fire. How cool. Kinda like a little ipadONT="Century Gothic"]... Read More


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    Would a Samsung galaxy or an ipad be useful to take to clinicals to help fill out our care plans, without having any patient identifiers on it, of course?
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    flowergirl4 asked,
    "Would a Samsung galaxy or an ipad be useful to take to clinicals to help fill out our care plans, without having any patient identifiers on it, of course?"

    I prefer netbooks/ultralight laptops to tablets for this purpose: easier data input, easier tabbing between multiple windows. Easier for me, and your experience may differ. My past life was editorial and I type fast.

    I've seen people say that netbooks have limited battery life but that depends what battery you use. I bought a 6-cell for my netbook, it barely added to the weight and size, and I use it not only for care plans, but for taking notes from before 9 am until after 4 pm at school.Dina
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    Quote from Benedina
    I prefer netbooks/ultralight laptops to tablets for this purpose: easier data input, easier tabbing between multiple windows. Easier for me, and your experience may differ. My past life was editorial and I type fast.
    Not to mention substantially cheaper for equivalent technology and can be fully outfitted with software for nothing (legally, via freeware). Sure, not as pretty, not as sexy, not as "wow" - but also much less likely to be thieved...

    I find my Kindle Fire useful in my job as an ER nurse but neither it nor my iPad would be ideal for careplan stuff from school. I actually prefer my Fire to my iPad in the work environment due to smaller form factor.

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    WinXP desktop, Win7 laptop, iPad2, Kindle Fire, Kindle, Droid, and... my old Palm Tungsten
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Not to mention substantially cheaper for equivalent technology and can be fully outfitted with software for nothing (legally, via freeware). Sure, not as pretty, not as sexy, not as "wow" - but also much less likely to be thieved...

    I find my Kindle Fire useful in my job as an ER nurse but neither it nor my iPad would be ideal for careplan stuff from school. I actually prefer my Fire to my iPad in the work environment due to smaller form factor.

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    WinXP desktop, Win7 laptop, iPad2, Kindle Fire, Kindle, Droid, and... my old Palm Tungsten
    Question: which nursing apps do you use on the Fire. I will like to bring mine to the ED but i cant seem to find a good drug app.
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    I personally wouldn't bring anything electronic to clinicals that wouldn't fit into my pocket. ie (smartphone) Too easy for things to get lifted.

    I used one sheet of paper(paper brain) to write down:
    VS,
    hx,
    Dx: I would look up the info on my phone (disease and disorders) write down s/s, labs I need to know and tx, print up a copy of the labs and circle the abnormal ones.
    Tx: I would write down what treatments have been done (prior to my shift) and if any needed to be done on my shift.
    Rx: I would copy the MAR and write down next to drug ie(atenolol) BB for beta blocker. GO for drugs that reduce uric acid. I had a list and when the instructer came by and asked what that drug was for I could quickly know Lorazepam (AX) was for anxiety and come up with some side effects.
    Then the hard part: nursing dx and the plan. God I hated careplans.

    In school most instructors are old school and used their paper brain while working on the floor. Since they did it, they will expect you do the same. Paper brains are good for a lot of reasons: cheap, dont need batteries, folds up in your pocket, no reason for someone to steal it and if you forget yours you can raid the floors printer or copier for a new one.

    Keep your fancy electronics at home (except you smartphone, I would have died without it at clinicals) bring the brain God gave you and the paper one to clinicals.


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