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PDA Users Guide The information on this page has been provided to assist you with your new PDA . One of the most difficult decisions regarding the use of a PDA, or personal digital assistant, has already been made for you. You have been given a device and don't have to decide which type of device to buy. The Nursing Department at Robert Morris University has decided to provide you with a Tungsten E instead of another type of device for the following reasons: 1) the number of health care related applications that are available for this device, 2) the cost 3) ease of use. Five software applications are required and have been loaded onto the PDA. It is important that you begin to familiarize yourself with the PDA features and software. In addition to the users guide provided with the PDA, the following links will help you to learn more about your PDA. Links How a PDA works http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/pda palmOne web site http://www.palmone.com/us/ Web page for Student nurses using PDAs http://home.earthlink.net/~maenpaa/nursing_pda.html Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide (freeware) http://www.hopkins-abxguide.org/download_center/download_center.cfm A step by step general users guide www.med.unc.edu/wrkunits/org/pda/basicuse.htm Watch the video http://rdu.news14.com/content/health_and_fitness/Default.asp?SecID=376&ArID=42004 &addvid=4812 Helpful glossary of terms for handhelds. http://www.palmone.com/us/products/basics/glossary/#peripheral Workshops We will also be hosting a users group and offering “Brown Bag Workshops” at a time and frequency to be determined. Objectives of the group discussions will be the following: educate participants on topics of interest provide an arena for more in-depth conversation about usage and projects update users about current RMU PDA initiatives explore issues related to the use of handhelds in health care share tips, successes, and challenges foster networking among those working with handheld devices List Serv You are also encouraged to access http://pdacortex.com/ and join the listserv. This is a very active group and provides a forum to discuss various topics related to PDA use by nurses. Help Desk IT Support @ RMU 7am -10pm via cell phone Ian Parker email@example.com RMU: 412.262.8420
"PDA Users Guide"