Palm Pilots - page 3

Hello! I'm a second year BScN student at McMaster University in Ontario Canada. I'm looking to purchase a palm pilot and a program that can provide me with a quick reference guide for meds and lab... Read More

  1. by   Stargazer
    Thanks for the reminder! Here are some of the sites I was talking about (apologies if I'm repeating any that were mentioned earlier):
  2. by   cindyln
    thanks a bunch stargazer! I saved these to my favorites so I have them after I decide on what pda to get.
  3. by   Paprikat
    I've downloaded some stuff from a site called tucows.

    I think it is

    Can't remeber off hand, but I am sure that is it.
  4. by   Dionysus
    Thanks everybody for your responses! As others on the board have said, your information has persuaded me to get one Now I just have to scrape together some money Thanks again!
  5. by   Ortho_RN
    They are worth it.. You don't have to have the most expensive one.. I have a Handspring Visor Edge.. It is red I love it... Not in color, but who needs color

    I get some things from and
  6. by   wolfie
    I have a Handspring Visor. This is by the people that started with Palm and developed their system then went out on their own. I would recommend a handheld for anyone. Like a previous post said it's replace books, an organizer etc. I have efastfacts in it Davis' Drug guide and many other things. I didn't get the color because I wanted more memory and I don't plan on putting pictures on mine. The greyscale is easily read. I would say that it's an excellant buy for any nurse and you can take it off on your taxes,
  7. by   RNforLongTime
    Oh really? So next year I can deduct the $199 dolalrs? I didn't know that. I got a really great deal on my Palm m515. Must've been on sale. Cause they usually run $299.
  8. by   Repat
    What a fabulous thread, guys! We were admiring a colleague's hand held this weekend, and most of my questions have been answered right here. Can't wait to go shopping......
  9. by   cindyln
    I ordered me a Handspring today. Now if I use it for it's intended uses and not all play it will be worth it.
  10. by   RNforLongTime
    I only have two games downloaded onto mine, one is a tetris like game caled blocks which is freeware and another game is called hardball which was free with the Palm Pilot.

    You must download's free and continually being updated, like on a daily basis. Only problem is that our NM said that the hospital doesn't want us to use information such as ePocrates in caring for our patients. Why? I dunno. The info seems to jive with my most recent drug handbook. But I usually end up going to our official P&P manual as that is what we are supposed to follow anyhow, right?

    I had been thinking about buying a Palm a few years ago but was hesitant as I thought that i wouldn't use it. I'm surely proving THAT theory wrong!
  11. by   gpip
    My wife and I both purchased PDAs(sony clie') about 4 months ago best thing I have purchased for work second only to a good stethascope. WE WERE LUCKY , oNE OF THE DOCTORS GAVE US A DISK WITH A TON OF USEFUL REFERECES. i.e. drug guides, merck manual . new ACLS protocols, and many other things. check out the aacn website for programs, as well as I have a 128 MB card (around80 dollars and 16mb of RAM) still have some memory left. doubling your memory for 30 dollars is not bad. use it all the time and my purchase has caused an influx of others to purchases them in the unit.
    Last edit by brian on Mar 9, '03
  12. by   RNforLongTime
    The Respiratory therapists in our hospital started using them in the last month for charting purposes. They use a Sony Clie.

    Thanks Stargazer for that list!
  13. by   lovebigdogs
    I too have been thinking about a PDA but did not know anything and now after reading everybody's responses I cannot wait to buy one myself. :chuckle

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