Assessing PDA use and needs among pediatric residents

Misa Mi, Srinivasan Suresh, Deepak Kamat

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Handheld devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) have found many uses in health care settings, in such areas as clinical practice, medical education, documentation, and research. For three years in a row, PDAs were distributed to pediatric residents to use as tools to support their clinical practice and training in a large pediatric residency program at an urban pediatric teaching hospital. A study was conducted to examine their patterns of use and needs for the tool. The results provided information that could help pediatric educators, librarians, and administrators in their future plan for the acquisition of PDAs and PDA-related application tools and resources, PDA training interventions, and provison of technical support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Graduate medical education
  • Handheld devices
  • Internship and residency
  • PDAs
  • Pediatric residents
  • Pediatrics
  • Personal digital assistants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Library and Information Sciences


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