New RN, First PDA

  1. Hello, everybody
    I am a new graduate nurse and have just passed the NCLEX-RN. My husband bought me HP iPAQ rx1955 Pocket PC as a gift for passing the board. Now, I am not a computer guru even so expert with this tiny hand held gadgets. I'd like to know if any of you who has the same PDA can help me with choosing the right software that will be useful at work. I will be working in a Telemetry unit starting this January. I really don't know how to use this PDA but I'm very much interested in learning since a lot of nurses I know use it and say they like it. Are the software expensive? Please help...Thank you!
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  3. by   Nemhain
    Quote from Cntw82BanRN
    Hello, everybody
    I am a new graduate nurse and have just passed the NCLEX-RN. My husband bought me HP iPAQ rx1955 Pocket PC as a gift for passing the board. Now, I am not a computer guru even so expert with this tiny hand held gadgets. I'd like to know if any of you who has the same PDA can help me with choosing the right software that will be useful at work. I will be working in a Telemetry unit starting this January. I really don't know how to use this PDA but I'm very much interested in learning since a lot of nurses I know use it and say they like it. Are the software expensive? Please help...Thank you!
    Hi! First of all, congrats on passing the NCLEX and what a nice hubby you have to buy you a PDA for passing! I do not have an HP iPAQ but the nursing software for it is usually identical to the Palms, but when you download the software I believe you need to pick the Windows Mobile edition and NOT the PALM OS. Skyscape.com has a great selection of software as does Unbound Medicine and Epocrates. A drug guide (I like Davis'), a medical dictionary( such as Tabers), an I.V. Med book and an ECG pocket guide for PDA would be a great start for you.

    Good luck.

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