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by momgrad5/07 momgrad5/07 (Member)

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Hey to all you nursing students.

I go to orientation on Monday to start my new journey to LPN school. :monkeydance:

I've gotten all my books, uniforms and basic supplies for school, which begins on July 5th. I am interested in getting a PDA. I don't really want something expensive, with a lot of functions I won't really use. Just something to download care plans, pharmacology, dictionary, etc. What's a good in expensive brand I could get that some of you may be using. I've been searching online, but it's gotten so confusing. Is Sony good?

Any advice would be appreciated

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I would also be interested in this, if not a beginner PDA, which PDA nurses/nursing students are using, and the likes and dislikes about them.

Lori

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lpnhell specializes in TELEMETRY/CARDIAC.

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I am graduating in January from the LPN program and I bought a pda

tungstenE2 palm pilot, most of the nurses use this one at the hospital.

also have software called nursing central. I love it, but my instructors still make me do drug cards and they really don't let me use it for clinicals. I still use it for Taber's medical dictionary and find it helpful when looking in charts. Hope this helps:uhoh3: :uhoh3: :uhoh3: :uhoh3:

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I am graduating in January from the LPN program and I bought a pda

tungstenE2 palm pilot, most of the nurses use this one at the hospital.

also have software called nursing central. I love it, but my instructors still make me do drug cards and they really don't let me use it for clinicals. I still use it for Taber's medical dictionary and find it helpful when looking in charts. Hope this helps:uhoh3: :uhoh3: :uhoh3: :uhoh3:

That is a good one, never had a problem with it

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Just get one that has a memory card slot so you can add memory to it. You should be able to find one for around $100.00-$150.00. Then you can buy a SD memory card usually you can find a 2gig on sale for around $20.00-$30.00. 2gigs of memory is enough for the nursing software. I downloaded the free epocrates software and I also use the calendar feature so I won't forget about my CLINICALS.

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I am graduating in January from the LPN program and I bought a pda

tungstenE2 palm pilot, most of the nurses use this one at the hospital.

also have software called nursing central. I love it, but my instructors still make me do drug cards and they really don't let me use it for clinicals. I still use it for Taber's medical dictionary and find it helpful when looking in charts. Hope this helps:uhoh3: :uhoh3: :uhoh3: :uhoh3:

Thank you so much. I want to get something I can use for a long time.

This will get me started in my search ;)

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VIXEN007 specializes in Med-Surg.

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I like my Dell Axim. The IPAQ is good also. They both use the Pocket PC Operating System (OS). I also have a smart phone with PPC, but I prefer my Axim.

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When looking for a PDA look for the one that would give you what you need. Don't buy something with lots of extras you won't use or you don't need. I got a Palm TX because it could store the programs I wanted, and becasue it had wireless internet capabilities. Had I wanted something to store lots of MP3 files on, or watch videos, I'd have bought something extra. Just look for what you need to avoid spending money you don't have to.

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I've been in LPN school a few months and I spent tons on these yellow lead tubes made out of wood, some call them "pencils". I also have spent quite a bit on shaved trees, some call them "paper". I never considered using tech stuff in my learning. I find they slow me down, as I spend more time learning the "toy" then learning what I need to know. FOR SURE pen and pencil work just great, ask the millions of nurses before us! Save your money for TUITION!

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Somebody here posted that they have the Palm TX. Just curious, how is it working for you? I was also thinking of getting that PDA. Starting Nursing school in the Fall.

I was told by the director of the Nursing program that a PDA can be invaluable, so i definitely intend on getting one. I think in modern day Nursing, it's good to get used to using these.

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I went to Best Buy today looking- I thought there was a sticky in some forum about pda's- anybody know where it is?

At my orientation on Monday- I was also told they were great- by the instructor.

(Pencils suck- give me a stylus any day!)

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I have the Palm Tungsten E2. I found the diagnosaurus but am wondering about other software (freeware preferred). I think it would also be helpful to know which operating system is more prevalant in the medical field, Palm or Windows?

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