Handheld electronic devices (personal digital assistants) enable clinical staff to carry medication reference information with them to the point of care. These devices are often small enough to keep in pockets or on belts, leaving hands free for other duties. Information on drug indications, doses, routes, interactions, and other considerations can be downloaded to these devices for quick reference.
- Download reference materials that allow quick searches.
- Ensure that reference materials are current.
- Include information about your own hospital formulary.