Software suite choices: Skyscape, Lexi-Comp, or Epocrates

  1. I am trying to decide which one of these to buy. I work in ICU and will be going to CRNA school this summer. Anyone have a personal choice between:

    Epocartes Essentials, Skyscape's nursing constellation, and Lexi-Comp's clinical suite.

    I have been trying the trial versions of these, and so far I am leading towards the Epocrates Essentials.
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  3. by   West_Coast_Ken
    Quote from wtbcrna
    I am trying to decide which one of these to buy. I work in ICU and will be going to CRNA school this summer. Anyone have a personal choice between:

    Epocartes Essentials, Skyscape's nursing constellation, and Lexi-Comp's clinical suite.

    I have been trying the trial versions of these, and so far I am leading towards the Epocrates Essentials.
    My choice isn't any of these. It is PEPID. Check it out. They have a trial that is time limited rather than content limited like Skyscape.

    My take on the ones you mentioned:

    * Skyscape isn't a suite at all but rather a collection of references.

    * Epocrates is a true suite but not as well done as PEPID in my opinion.

    * Lexi-Comp seems more geared toward MDs rather than nursing (but this is only from what I saw on their web site as I have not tried this one out, but I have tried the other 3, full licenses, not trial.

    Since you are going to CRNA school you might want to check out the specific references Skyscape has to offer. Just a thought.

    You are doing the right thing: trying them out! Good for you.

    Let us know what you choose and why.

    Regards,

    Ken
  4. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from West_Coast_Ken
    My choice isn't any of these. It is PEPID. Check it out. They have a trial that is time limited rather than content limited like Skyscape.

    My take on the ones you mentioned:

    * Skyscape isn't a suite at all but rather a collection of references.

    * Epocrates is a true suite but not as well done as PEPID in my opinion.

    * Lexi-Comp seems more geared toward MDs rather than nursing (but this is only from what I saw on their web site as I have not tried this one out, but I have tried the other 3, full licenses, not trial.

    Since you are going to CRNA school you might want to check out the specific references Skyscape has to offer. Just a thought.

    You are doing the right thing: trying them out! Good for you.

    Let us know what you choose and why.

    Regards,

    Ken

    I will dowload PEPID and give it a try. I have looked at the anesthesia references on Skyscape, but I am waiting until I get to school to see what my instructors recommend. I wouldn't know a good anesthesia reference right now if it bit me in the butt...lol

    Thanks,

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