I have a question though... when you look up meds on your drug guide...do you mark them as favorites and save them for later use like when your giving the med, or do you write it down on paper? Just wondering which is more time efficient. I could see myself using my pda and marking as favorites and then fumbling throuhg it trying to find what my instructor asks me. I think I'll try using the pda and marking favorites on the drugs im going to be giving, and using the pda and writing down what I need to do... to see which is more time efficient.[/quote]
Writing down the medication info that you find on your PDA will help you remember it, so that when your instructor asks you questions re the drug, you may be able to answer from memory rather than shuffling thru the PDA or loose paper.
I use the PDA mostly to reassure myself regarding uncommon drugs, that I am giving the right medication for the right problem at the right rate of speed.
Good luck with nursing school. Remember that you need to know the basics of the medications for your examinations and will not be able to use the PDA during examinatiions.