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Gosh!! arent we slow?

NZ is introducing the uses of PDA'S since god know when, last year? Yesterday?

What about you Aussies, have you already used the PDA'S or not as yet. Our friends in the states are way beyond us that they love their piece of equipment.

I would love to hold one but still waiting for the program (software and those stuffs that make it important) to be introduced fully in the hospitals.

Cant wait can't wait.


Its the Portable or palm or something something.hahhaha

Anyway, portable computer more like a palm top, that is use to document the patients notes or you can download the program in the internet. Very useful in the hospitals as you can teach the patient while his/she in the bed and clicking it to the intenet rather than you go looking for books. Also, you can type up your patients careplans with the patient and also docement it on the main PC later. Its quiet handy and useful from the paper because you wont lose it in the supemarkets.

We'll ask our good sisters in the states what it means.

gwenith, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I have seen them talk about them and wanted to make sure we were talking the ame thing - like a palm pilot yes?? I don't think the hospitals will ever come at us being so high tech because we are currently operating on TINM or There IS no money.

After seeing people talk about them I have toyed with the idea of getting one but no-one else is using them here.

Its been introduced here so who knows where it will end. Its kind of an expensive lil piece of equipment too.

DITTO!!! :cool: :D

Got him;) PDA sounds like 'Personal Digital Assistant' and thanks to RNinTraining.:wink2: :wink2:

gwenith, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I expect I will eventually get one but unfortunately it will be a bit like a biro - keeping it will be another story!!!

Farkinott, RN

Specializes in Renal, Haemo and Peritoneal. Has 22 years experience.

Let's face it. Who would want to be responsible for looking after such a piece of equipment in a city hospital! How many would go walkie's?! Being a cuynic I could imagine the "system" changing to hand held palm pilots but only providing ONE per unit. Imagine the bunfight trying to imput your mandatory data for the day! They would probably make life easier but will an organisation like Qld Health foot the bill?

gwenith, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Actuall PAH and RBH ICU's both have computers at the end of every bed. Doesn't make charting any easier or more accurate.

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