How does a PDA help you during school and clinicals? - page 4
(First of all please don't forward this to the PDA forum right away because it's way too slow. Thanks) Hello. I was thinking about buying a PDA for school, and for anything thereafter and I was... Read More
Jan 9, '07Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 418; Likes: 8i got one but i cant get the updates due to my cpu
it is very helpful
Jan 9, '07Occupation: CNA Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 254; Likes: 9I just got my Palm TX and I've been tinkering around on it and I can already tell it's going to be super useful during school, and even outside of school!
Jan 14, '07Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 13; Likes: 2I use it to look up drugs all the time during clinicals, and to double check how to administer, etc. I have the nursing constellation from skyscape and the various programs are VERY useful. I also bought Tabers from there at the same time. I use the info for review during the day, and looked at it a lot when we had clinicals on a cardiac floor to review/distinguish between ecg rhythms. I am not a techie by any means, but i find this invaluable now, especially with the constant updates available. The calendar is really useful for planning for tests, etc. Also, at our clinical sites there is no secure area for book bags, etc. so having a pda that i keep with me is a huge help.
Jan 14, '07Occupation: CNA Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 254; Likes: 9I'm glad I bought one..
I got Nursing Contellation and Tabers right off the bat and they're by far worth the money. Very, very helpful tools; especially when you're out in a clinical setting and can't carry around a 5lbs book! I also found a bunch of free software that's pretty useful too. And free is always good.
I highly reccomend a PDA for nursing students if they've got the money for one!! I reccomend the Palm TX from http://www.buydig.com because it's $45 cheaper there than anywhere else!
Jan 14, '07Occupation: Adolescent psych Specialty: Adolescent Psych, PICU ; Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 2,164; Likes: 384I bought the Palm TX last week and it is GREAT! I use it every single day.
Jan 14, '07Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 1,306; Likes: 243Hi...... does anyone know where I get these programs from! Help! Are they free or......?
Jan 15, '07Occupation: CNA Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 254; Likes: 9Quote from iceyspotsYou can get a bunch of good ones from http://www.skyscape.com . Most of them cost money, but there are a few free ones.Hi...... does anyone know where I get these programs from! Help! Are they free or......?
Here's a link to some good websites that if you search around a bit you can find a bunch of freeware: http://planet.cnm.edu/jblewett/PDAlinks.htm
There are a few decent freeware programs, but if you want anything really good you'll have to pay for it. I reccomend Davis's drug guide and Taber's medical dictionary. I bought Nursing Constellation from Skyscape, which included Davis's, among a few other usful programs, so I suggest looking at that too. It can be a little pricey, but if you have the money to spend then you find that it'll prove far worth it.
PM me if you have any more specific questions.