[mythtv-users] OT: PDAs and Medical software

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 01:02:19 UTC 2005

On 9/8/05, James Alexander <jamesralexander at gmail.com> wrote:
> My mother has asked me about buying a PDA. She is an RN and wants to use it
> as a quick reference device for types of prescription medication, dosages,
> combinations etc. This is really off topic for this list, but I'm curious if
> anyone on this list is in the medical profession and has a PDA used for this
> purpose, or if they have seen one used for this purpose and if they know
> anything about it. I know next to nothing about PDAs, so any information
> would be helpful. I'm assuming that either there would be a PDA specifically
> designed for this function, or there would be specific software to load on
> the PDA that could be used to store this information. I haven't done a
> google search yet because I was hoping that someone here might have personal
> experience with it (different software packages, which one is better (read:
> easier to use), more inexpensive, etc.), if not, I'm off to search the web.
> Thanks in advance.
> - James
> _______________________________________________

I work in the Inpatient Pharmacy at a big hospital, and it seems that
most of the Pharmacists and MD's here use HP iPaq's, but some of them
still have Palm based PDA's.  The software they use comes in both
formats, and it would make sense for a medical software company to do
that (target a broader audience).  Micromedex I know for sure comes in
both formats, as well as some good drip rate calculators et al.


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