So I've been looking into this whole business of getting a PDA/Smartphones and could use some advice. I've looked up other posts on the subject and got some of my questions answered, but I need a little more. I'm using Sprint and would like to stick with them. I see a lot of people with Blackberry or Palm phones/PDAs, but I know that there are several types of Blackberrys and Palms on the marked. I was thinking of a Blackberry Curve or a Plam Treo. Any suggestions? I have also been looking but can't find how much memory they hold? Do smartphones have internal memory that nursing programs are downloaded to or is there some sort of card used like I use on my camera?
My other question is about the nursing programs that I would like to have on the smartphones. I've been looking and have found these 'brands' Skyscape Constellation, PEPID, Epocrates, and Unbound. They all seem to have a "all-in-one" clinical suite, but after reading the descriptions I can't tell if the program does what I want it do.
I want a program that:
-Has a Lab/Diagnostic Procedure guid
-A Drug guide that does IV compatibilities
-Clinical Procedure Guide
-Something that lists diseases, describes the diesase, sypmtoms, pathology, and nursing care recommendations.
Which of the brands has all of those functions...if I can buy individual programs that do what I'm asking what are the titles? Can a smartphone/PDA have more than one program downloaded? Do smartphones/PDAs require constent internet connection for the programs to work or are they functional no matter what once downloaded and can have the internet accessed once a year or so for updates?
Well I know that was a lot of questions, so thanks ahead of time for responding!