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I was just told at school today that it would be a smart idea to invest in a palm pilot with a good drug program on it. I have never owned one before. Does anyone have any advice on whick type to buy that is relatively simple to use and what drug program to buy?

Any advice would be great!

cmo421

Specializes in Trauma ICU,ER,ACLS/BLS instructor.

Use the search above to locate the thread on palm pilots. Lots of great advice and links there. Good luck!

Mine just recently broke but it was a huge help during clinicals in school! Davis drug guide was what I had and I really liked it! I have been looking for one recently and have been told I - phone and black berry etc are phasing out palms! I am not sure if I would want to get a phone instead so I have been just in limbo. One good resource would be the Skynet web site it has tons of programs to download and have palms already loaded with some! check it out I know I need to get my butt in gear and get something!:)

Duckyaryj

Specializes in M/S, SNU, Office, and Private Duty.

I'm going through LPN school right now and I use the Palm Centro (I bought it for personal use but have found that its quite handy for school), Its sold by sprint if you use that phone service and its realy handy. It doesnt have much hard drive memory but you can buy a card pretty cheaply and Ive seen that alot of programs any more come with a SD card with the program loaded on so you dont have to use the hard drive. the Centro is about 2.5X4 and pretty light, full keyboard ect. If you like Palms and use sprint I reccommend this one.

I was just told at school today that it would be a smart idea to invest in a palm pilot with a good drug program on it. I have never owned one before. Does anyone have any advice on whick type to buy that is relatively simple to use and what drug program to buy?

Any advice would be great!

Palm

This is the one that I use and I LOVE IT> Someone will have to surgical remove it from me one of these days. I can have word, PowerPoint, Excel docs with me. I have a drug guide that is installed. I have a medical spanish translator that Helps tremendously as well. Some say they don't need them, some say they don't use them, those who do wouldn't be found without it. IMHO>

AnneP726

Specializes in med/surg, home care, LTC. Has 3 years experience.

I use a palm treo. It is my phone and I purchaced and downloaded a nursing program w/ a davis drug guide, lab values and a medical dictionary. I love it. A friend of mine uses Epocrates on her treo and she loves that.

I was just told at school today that it would be a smart idea to invest in a palm pilot with a good drug program on it. I have never owned one before. Does anyone have any advice on whick type to buy that is relatively simple to use and what drug program to buy?

Any advice would be great!

Since you posted in the CRNA forum, I'm guessing you are referring to anesthesia stuff. I have a Palm Treo. I got the 680 (Older version) because the CNET reviews seemed to indicate they are more stable than the newer 700's. I splurged for the Treo because i just didn't want to carry more crap around. Palm + Phone or just the Treo. You're call.

Drug guide wise, I have the free Epocrates for general stuff, and I got Sota Amagui's (sp?) Anesthesia Drug Guide. For quick reference in clinicals I have Mass General on my palm also, and for kicks I threw the Taber's Med Encyclopedia on there. That's about it. Hope it helps.

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