Quote from joyfulgal
I am also looking at the Palm TX. I am waiting a bit because I want to be sure this is THE ONE! I have never owned one and am by no means a tech person. My nursing program starts in Aug '07 so I plan on purchasing one in June so I can learn how to use the thing. I plan on using it to carry around "at-hand" info to study or use as a reference for clinicals. The wifi is just a perk! I would love to hear any more input on the device. Should I even look at a pocket PC?, or stay on the Palm track? Let me know what you think?
I got the Palm TX recently. First out I'll tell you about http://www.buydig.com
. If you end up getting the TX, buy it from here because they sell it brand new for $245 while most everywhere else I found sold it for $300.
So far I've downloaded Nursing Constellation and Taber's medical dictionary. Nursing Constellation comes with Davis's drug guide, RN notes, and a lab reference (among a few other things), and Taber's is just a really comprehensive med. dictionary. You can find out about them at http://www.skyscape.com
. All of that is worth the money, cost me $126. Other than that I've been downloading some free stuff, like med calculators, diagnosaurs, an ABG analysis thingy, and a couple other goodies. I got some free games on there too.
I highly reccomend the TX if your main intentions are using it as a utility for nursing school, and even your nursing career afterwards. It does everything you'd need it to do (mainly house usful programs). Pocket PCs tend to be more expensive because they have more memory and are more media oriented. So if you're not worried about playing a lot of music or videos, don't bother with a Pocket PC. You can do all of that on a TX but you'll have to buy extra SD cards for memory.
Anyway, I got my TX the day before semester started, so I really havn't got to use it during clinicals just. I work as a CNA and got to use it at the hospital I worked at. Nurses were talking about meds for different pts and everytime they blurted one out I'd look it up just to know what it did..
PM me if you have any more specific questions.