Palm Pilots - page 9

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   neelyt
    Thank you rachel H, with that would you suggest any other programs that could be helpful to me. Signed //Clueless//
  2. by   nightingale
    Neelyt:

    Do a search of palms on this BB. Personally, I think you are better off buying a Nurse Drug Book for your PDA because that is what you need to know (nurse info). They usually cost around $ 45.00.

    You may want to purchase a medical dictionary, Drug calculations, anatomy reference.

    Try looking through PalmWear and doing a search on google for other software. Again, this BB previous discussions are most beneficial.

    Good luck in Nursing School!
  3. by   cheripa
    rachel h
    Thanks for the info! I like the fact that you can add your own notes!
    Thanks everyone for the info!
  4. by   nightingale
    Anyone ever go to a seminar or software fair for PDA's?
  5. by   rreed
    one of the classes offered is:::::::
    Med-Surg National Convention

    312 PDAs and the Nursing Staff: How To Work Without Your Reference Books
    Theresa Posani, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN, CS, CCNS
    This session will educate nurses about the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and how it can be used in clinical practice. Background information, a brief history, an overview of operations, and the basic functions of the PDA are addressed. Also included is a brief review of common software as well as Web and book references for future study.


    I plan on going to this, since I don't have a PDA and am very interested in getting on.

    Rachel
  6. by   purplemania
    For those of you who oenter patient data: what about security? IS there encryption technology easily available and cheap? Also, does anyone have preference for a model offering lots of free text entry?
  7. by   nec
    i just ordered a palm pilot the tungston t from the web site www.aacn.org it will be preprogramed with certain programs for the icu along with meds it was 349.00 i cannot wait for it to arrive, i have been shopping around for one for about a year and i am planning to attend crna school next fall and it is a requirment to have one i highly reccommend this site go under bookstore and then pda center good luck nec

    www.aacn.org
  8. by   codebluechic
    I just ordered the reference pack software from AACN. It was less than $50 for 8 programs. Although some of it is very basic (critical care assessment) it has some really good info. Especially cardiac drugs and infectious diseases.
  9. by   NurseMobile
    Hi

    There is a great email list that I'm a member of that discusses PDAs in Nursing (also the name of the list). Recently they posted a list of: The 12 Most Popular PDA Drug Guides Used In Nursing http://www.pdacortex.com/Popular_PDA...es_Nursing.htm that you may find helpful

    Cheers
    Rob
  10. by   SC RN
    I've had a Palm IIIxe for years and have long grown out of it. Now that I am starting Nursing School next month, I'd like to buy into the latest and greatest.

    I'm down to deciding between a Palm OS system (Palm m515 or Sony Clie) or a CE system (Pocket PC). Obviosuly, the CE's run way more expensive but I like some of their capabilities a little more.

    Question ... I've checked some of the links here for the free downloads ... do you find that the downloads are usually only for OS and not CE? I'd hate to buy into a CE and not be able to get the great nursing programs that are out there ... thoughts?
  11. by   nightingale
    SC RN:

    I found, when I did my research i few months ago to buy my PDA; that the Palm OS has more downloads. I have the Palm M515 and could not be happier.

    I have a 64 MB CD card for extra memory and it is plenty for me. I also have a game card with solitairre and a cool bubblejet game (like Tetris).

    The Memory Card hold the extra downloads while the Unit Memory (terminology?) hold the readable software to read the programs. Again, I still have plenty of memory for more downloads.
  12. by   1OldDinosaurRN
    Hi all! I've enjoyed reading these posts. I'm an experienced RN who is looking to buy a PP. I basically want it only for reference materials--drugs, dictionaries, Merck, etc. I have about decided on a m515 with 16mb memory with a color screen (for these old eyes!). I want to know if anyone has gotten one from Ebay? I am really finding some very reasonable final bids on these on there. Does anyone recommend more that 16mb memory? I am only looking at ones that have expansion slots, so I should be able to add more if need be. Those of you with 515's--are you happy with them?? Thanks and will be looking forward to the replies.
  13. by   opalmRN
    Originally posted by CathyBSN
    I want to know if anyone has gotten one from Ebay? I am really finding some very reasonable final bids on these on there. Does anyone recommend more that 16mb memory? I am only looking at ones that have expansion slots, so I should be able to add more if need be. Those of you with 515's--are you happy with them?? Thanks and will be looking forward to the replies.
    Yes someone did buy one from ebay but I think you need to look under the student BB or distance ed thread. There was a lot of discussion and many posts about different PDAs and programs.

    I have a Palm Tungsten E and I am very satisfied. I too have older eyes and my first palm100 was monochrome screen. Couldn't read half of the information. Color is the way for me. One word of advice I would share, look at the programs you intend to purchase to make sure they are really what you want. I say this because I found out the hard way. I purchased a program before I read the fine print and as it turns out the program is not compatible with a memory card. So I now have this mondo program sucking up most of my internal memory. All my other programs reside on my memory card. Most programs today do allow the end user to decide where they want to save but not all.

    Good luck.
    C

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