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Hello! I'm a second year BScN student at McMaster University in Ontario Canada. I'm looking to purchase a palm pilot and a program that can provide me with a quick reference guide for meds and lab... Read More

  1. by   zaxh81
    Guys and gals.....
    I think u should check this out

    http://www.interpug.com/find/

    I am having m105 mono-chrome screen......
  2. by   nightingale
    Wow Zax... that is neet. Do you have a group you meet with in Singapore? I checked my area. Unfortunately, it is about 5 hours drive from where I am.

    There are SO many great sites for info. I think I am going to go with the Tungsten T. The downside is that the 5.0 OS has less (for now) software programs but it seems like enough of what I wll need. That arena will expand soon enough for options. Interestingly, the newer Tungsten W has a 4.1 Os software setup... hmmm....

    Now I am trying to figure out if I buy the Palm on Amazon (cheapest price with free delivery) will I be able to purchase the sytem protection policy from Palm. I am not.

    Let's keep this conversation alive.
  3. by   zaxh81
    ermzzz

    I am just u newbie who bought my 1st palm which was a 2nd hand item. I want to learn it so that i could get myself more organised b4 going to school.

    Yeah.... U could say that. They (the members) really help me alot I will go to SPUG (singapore palm user group) to get my update. I saving up to by my next palm

    cheers....
  4. by   mert
    :roll I just successfully downloaded the ePpocrates!!!! Ever neat!! Thanks for the suggestion!!
  5. by   RNforLongTime
    Well, I've had my Palm m515 for over a month now and I LOVE IT!! I love the color screen. I bought a memory card for it. I got a great deal on it. I'd recommend a PDA for anyone.
  6. by   MrsK1223
    Do any of you who have downloaded alot of medical/nursing programs onto your pda buy a memory card? I just got a pda with 16mb and I'm going to get a 64 or higher card for it but just wondered if the 64 would be enough. I downloaded epocrates and now I have about half my space left on my pda, and the other basics that came with it.
  7. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    I currently have a Palm 515 with a 128mb card and the card is over half full (no music or non-medical books) with medical texts and programs. Get as big as you can afford but stay away from Sandisk brand SD cards bigger than 64mb. They are not very reliable. Get a Lexar or Panasonic brand.
  8. by   jrmcdoug2
    I just bought a toshiba e335 pocket pc and i love it. It is my first PDA so i can't compare. I looked at the sony clie's as well but the low end models were so clunky to me. The toshiba is sleek. I am a Microsoft junkie so the OS suits me fine. I haven't downloaded a whole ton of stuff yet but It has come in handy and now I can't live without it.
  9. by   nightingale
    Well.. sent two palms back.. I really needed the color screen for visual benefit. I LOVE my Palm M515... OMG.. it is so nice, clear visually, and I have not run out of battery sice getting it.

    RNCENCCRN: I will take your advice and get the Lexar for downloading extra references.
  10. by   momoftriplets
    Does anyone know if there is software out there that talks about what happens with overdoses? Like a poison control software that will tell you what the drug does to each body system and when it will affect it? The medics I work with were inquiring and so am I. Thanks
  11. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Originally posted by momoftriplets
    Does anyone know if there is software out there that talks about what happens with overdoses? Like a poison control software that will tell you what the drug does to each body system and when it will affect it? The medics I work with were inquiring and so am I. Thanks
    Here is what I carry for Toxicology programs:

    5 Minute Toxicology from www.skyscape.com .
    Kind of expensive and not as helpful as I would have thought for the price. You can download a demo for free and 15 uses.

    Hypertox 2002 from www.hypertox.com .
    Less espensive than 5 Minute Tox and requires the iSilo document reader. I really like this one. Also has a demo version but limited access.

    Both can go on an expansion card to save space on your handheld.

    Hope this helps.

    Andrew
  12. by   Sandbox Nurse
    I'm nursing in the Middle East & a PDA would be a great thing to have to access information that is not readily available at the hospital. As I contemplate buying one, I'm really intimidated as technology and I are like oil and water-I barely can use all my cell phone has to offer! Operating the VCR, DVD and TV is a challenge!! Posting this rely was daunting! Is a PDA easy to learn to use?
    Thanks
  13. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Originally posted by Sandbox Nurse
    I'm nursing in the Middle East & a PDA would be a great thing to have to access information that is not readily available at the hospital. As I contemplate buying one, I'm really intimidated as technology and I are like oil and water-I barely can use all my cell phone has to offer! Operating the VCR, DVD and TV is a challenge!! Posting this rely was daunting! Is a PDA easy to learn to use?
    Thanks
    IMHO a pocket PC device would be a challenge for you. What is nice about Palm type PDA's is their simple/intuitive interface.

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