PDA Introduction to the PDA Initiative Initiative for nurses Venue Issues Adult Ed Lexi Comp Pepid Nursing + Agenda Handouts Initiative for nurses PDA Ice Breaker Workshop Objectives By the end of the workshop, participants will: Have increased awareness of the MOH’s
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By the end of the workshop, participants will:
Upon completion of this module you should be able to:
Practice Exercise #1
Calendar, Contacts & Notes
Practice Exercise #2
TAP > Settings > Wi-Fi
Items that do not ordinarily touch the patient or
touch only intact skin are not involved in disease
transmission, and generally do not necessitate
disinfection between uses on different patients
First - Check to see if the battery is charged
If you have been charging the battery and the device is not charging move the connector to another port - If this doesn’t work restart the computer and reconnect
This will reset it and may solve the problem
Soft reset sometimes works
Call IT/ISBasic Trouble shooting............
Provide a brief overview of the RNAO Best Practice Guideline (BPG) program.
“Systematically developed statements to assist practitioners and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical (practice) circumstances.”
Field and Lohr, 1990
Purpose: to develop, pilot, implement, evaluate, disseminate and support the uptake of nursing BPGs
Funding: Government of Ontario, Ministry of Health & Long Term Care
Result of one of the recommendations from the Nursing Task Force Report -“Good Nursing Good Health: An Investment for the 21st Century” (1999)
RNAO received funding & became leader of this project
International Affairs and Nursing Best Practice Guideline (BPG) Program
Healthy Work Environment (HWE) Guideline Goals
Every software application consists of the following:
or WIFI access
appropriate link e.g. http://www.rnao.org/pda/lead
1. Click on your Internet Browser, then enter
or Google > RNAO PDA Initiative
2. Click on the link for the PDA versions of the BPGs.
3. Click on any of the BPGs displayed to view the Table ofContents “home page”
4. Click on each subtopic to explore the available information :
NOTE: Some content has linking information e.g. definitions.
A homecare nurse is making a visit to a client who has a pressure ulcer and will be changing the dressing for the first time since discharge from the hospital.
While the nurse has previous experience changing dressings, there is some uncertainty as to what to assess for during a dressing change.
What steps would you take to access this information on the PDA?
A nurse has been taking care of a client for the past three days & realizes that they are constipated (has not had a bowel movement for 3 days).
Upon review of the client’s chart, including medications, it is recognized that they are not on a bowel routine & is receiving 9 different medications daily.
What steps would the nurse take on the PDA device to check which medications are associated with an increased risk for developing constipation?
A nurse on a medical unit is offering smoking cessation intervention to a client. The client asks about nicotine replacement therapy options.
The nurse would like to offer current and accurate information to the client but does not want to disrupt the interaction by leaving the room to access the information.
How would the nurse go about using a PDA to retrieve information on nicotine replacement therapy options?
A nurse is making a home visit to a mother with a new baby to help her with breastfeeding. During this visit, the nurse observes that the older son, who is watching TV, is overweight and notices a family picture that where the whole family is overweight.
After coaching the mother on breastfeeding, the nurse decides to explore/assess the family’s eating patterns and physical activities.
Unsure of how to proceed, the nurse decides to use her PDA as a reference tool in this endeavor. What steps would be taken to do this?
An emergency nurse is assigned a client who has attempted suicide. This client has been waiting for over one hour to be seen by the psychiatrist.
This nurse is considered an experienced ER nurse….However, has had minimal contact with psychiatric clients.
How would the nurse use the PDA to help in the interaction and assessment with this individual?
Nursing Assessments Interventions
Medical topics Procedures
Pain Management Common Abbreviations etc.
*Medical Calculator not available on the Blackberry
*Application not stored on the Blackberry. An Internet connection & data plan are required to access Pepid on this device..
This can link you to any of the areas of interest quickly
As you move from the TC page in a search you may want to go back to the TC to begin another search or to revise your search patternTable of Contents
1. Type “Torsades”
The Torsades rhythm can also be accessed by going to illustrations section
2. Type Chicken Pox
“Page” icon will take you to a definition of the word that it follows
Calculator icon will take you to the related medical calculator
“drops” icon will take you to IV drip rate calcuatorWatch for OTHER IMBEDDED ICONS
Pepid Demonstration CD
- Analyze potential drug interactions
- Perform medical calculations (e.g. IV drip rate)
- Determine drug compatibility
*Not all resources are available on each device
Lexi-Comp Demonstration CD
Step 1: Journal Review
Step 2: Clinical Relevancy
Relevance & Newsworthiness