Palm Pilot!!

  1. I am getting a palm pilot tomorrow and I really want to find a program to download free or no) :

    That has IV fluid and drug compabalities. It takes me so long to find out if my primary line is compatable with the piggyback or IV push.

    Oh, also, I would like a program that tells you how long an IV drug need be pushed, if it should get diluted, etc, etc.

    nursing skills (including post-op care)

    and disease process....

    I have heard so much about PP but I haven't used one (Yet). Am I asking too much to have all of these things?
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   adrienurse
    google pepid, it seems to have nursing careplans and drug info software that I've heard recommended.
  4. by   nuangel1
    you can try the free program of epocrates as well.
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    Moved to this Forum
  6. by   adrienurse
    I find it so cool that nurses are taking the initiative to carry PDAs with them at work. Where I work you only see that with management and some of the professional staff. If I had the cash you KNOW I'd carry one.
  7. by   heriophant
    www.skyscape.com invaluable resource for PalmOS medical applications
  8. by   LuvinICU
    So is getting a Palm Pilot for nursing a great idea??? Would I really actually have any time to look any thing up while I`m working. I just wanna know if it`s going to be a good investment or not.
  9. by   CraigB-RN
    I don't know about you, but I don't know everything, I have to look things up. And having the PDA with the most current information on it, is the only way to go. The reference material on the floor is never current, and it's a pain to go to a computer and look things up.

    having the PDA is a godsend for me. I'n some cases the residents and interns come to me because they know I've got the information at my fingertips.
  10. by   jbjints
    I love Skyscape myself.
  11. by   Indy
    Epocrates free program doesn't give you the IV drug compatabilities. That is a feature that comes with purchasing a subscription. It's the reason I bought a two year subscription to it and it's one of the features I use most frequently.

    Other features now include the temp conversion since some doofus has set our thermometers to celsius and we can't figure out how to get them back. The computer plots graphics on a fahrenheit scale so it's not an option to just enter the celsius number, unless you want the doc to freak out at the graph. Might be funny, but no.
  12. by   David's Harp
    Quote from heriophant
    www.skyscape.com invaluable resource for PalmOS medical applications
    I'm loving their software (Davis', Archimedes), but does the IV Drug Guide have info on Y-site compatabilities? That would seem to be one of the main reaons for getting that one, but it's not explicitly listed as a feature on the site.

    -Kevin
  13. by   David's Harp
    Quote from David's Harp
    I'm loving their software (Davis', Archimedes), but does the IV Drug Guide have info on Y-site compatabilities? That would seem to be one of the main reaons for getting that one, but it's not explicitly listed as a feature on the site.

    -Kevin
    Okay, Skyscape had a 25% off sale, so I got it and answered my own question. FOr anyone else who's curious, you can find incompatabilities under the "Preparations and Storeage" section of any listed medication. Very cool.

    -Kevin

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