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My back up brain

  1. 1. My Back-Up Brain: The Power of a PDA in the palm of an ED Nurse ENA Annual Conference Session 104-0 September 2006 Edward A Stern, RN NothingBetter, Healthcare Team [email_address]
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Growing PDA use in Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>How to Choose a PDA for you </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting your PDA </li></ul><ul><li>Basic PDA use </li></ul><ul><li>Live Product Demonstrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Nursing references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ED Specific Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjunct Software programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Education Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functional Future – Enterprise Solutions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Growing PDA Use <ul><li>The “Early Palm” Device </li></ul>
  4. 4. Growing PDA Use <ul><li>The “Modern Palm Device” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Growing PDA Use <ul><li>Essentially the “PDA” (Personal Digital Assistant) has become the common term for any handheld mobile computing device design to fit in your hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1993, when Apple launched the first PDA (Newton MessagePad), use of PDAs has increased worldwide, followed by Palm in 1996 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Growing PDA Use <ul><li>The market continues to grow with “Smart Phones” and “Integrated PDA/Phones. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th Qtr 2006 is expected to be 25% higher than 3rd </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growth markets include the original market (personal data) however modern devices can access external data and voice networks or the Internet through a wireless connection dramatically changing the market segment and healthcare potential. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Growing PDA use <ul><li>Nurse “adoption” of PDA technology in greater than that of peer medical professionals such as Physicians </li></ul>
  8. 8. Growing PDA Use <ul><li>Current Healthcare Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate access to hospital process and, procedure manuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vast array of patient care references and other “nurses tools” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Growing PDA use <ul><li>Minimize risk and error in patient care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster and safer dose management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient/medication confirmation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 rights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Brigham and Women's Hospital, reports: 50% of physicians using a PDA drug reference guide avoided one or more serious adverse drug events per week. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>A survey of nurses indicated that drug reference was the most important use of a PDA in nursing. 2 </li></ul>Photo compliments of Cerner Corporation <ul><li>2003 study and report as reported by PDA Cortex </li></ul><ul><li>2003 study conducted by PDA Cortex on the “PDA Nurses listsev hosted by PDA Cortext </li></ul>
  10. 10. Growing PDA Use <ul><li>Estimates include that every half hour of patient care is accompanied by an hour of documentation and “re-documention” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Triage nurse, Treatment Nurse, ED MD, admitting MD, admitting nurse, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Significant cost savings and manpower hours could result from technologies that expedite the documentation process. PDAs can (and should) be part of that process </li></ul><ul><li>(Womack, Newbold, Staugaitis, & Cunningham, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>PDA image compliments of Cerner corporation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Growing PDA use <ul><li>Patient education resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing references to prepare the nurse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing anatomic visual aids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bedside real time education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interpretation opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through phone features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through dictionaries that can speak for you </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Growing PDA use <ul><li>Immediate patient care data retrieval, and charting </li></ul>
  13. 13. Choose the PDA right for you <ul><li>What to take into consideration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs – What are you going to do with it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size and Weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price and Budget </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Choose the PDA right for you <ul><li>Needs – What are you going to do with it </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a friend, or research on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Consider “trying one on” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Choose the PDA right for you <ul><li>Consider needs and growth </li></ul><ul><li>Always get a unit with expandable memory </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your technology comfort and support </li></ul><ul><li>Consider integration concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. do you want phone and email with it or just a simple reference tool </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Choose the PDA right for you <ul><li>Palm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple easy set-up and interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loosing market share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still lots of software on the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products price point starts around $200 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Price plans for phone models vary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some are stand-alone some integrated with phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email integration is limited with “office” email solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out: or your cell provider </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Choose the PDA right for you <ul><li>Windows (and Smart phone) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hey it’s Windows” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large and growing market share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products start at around $200 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Price plans for phone models vary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some are stand-alone some integrate with phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email integration is seamless with office email solutions (hey it’s Microsoft) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure you focus on the “type” of device and versions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out , , or your cell provider </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Choose the PDA right for you <ul><li>Blackberry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a.k.a “Crackberry” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special “corporate” market share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small but slowly growing product line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Sleek” product integrations… more the corporate tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email is sweet! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prices vary depending on cell provider </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Protecting your PDA <ul><li>Encryption options for HIPAA compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with your IT folks for compatibility and compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Protecting your personal data </li></ul><ul><li>Do you consider a few hundred bucks “disposable technology”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you do… will you adopt me? </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Protecting your PDA <ul><li>“ Sync” and backup the device regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Screen protectors </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extended warranty plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask… What do and don’t they protect </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Enterprise Integration <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cerner: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Care Mobile – Add-on for Cerner Millennium Suite </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Enterprise Integration
  23. 23. What Does The Future hold <ul><li>Hybrid Device – The “Mr Coffee of PDAs”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Reference, Charting device, Patient safety tool and in hospital voice phone (e.g. SpectraLink®, Vocera®) </li></ul></ul>+ + + = ?
  24. 24. For Now we settle for a PDA in Every Scrub!
  25. 25. Meet Treo Live <ul><li>Basics </li></ul><ul><li>ER Nurse Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Adjuncts </li></ul>Visit for a copy of this presentation