|The first step in this
process was to start planning. We had meetings starting in March of 2003.
|We talked about ways the
devices could potentially be used in the rotation; we needed to select a
specific device. Nancy Lombardo, our Systems Librarian, did most of the
initial investigation into the model. We selected the Tungsten C, with
wireless capability and LOTS of memory. We established a timeline and agreed
to start the course in the first week of July 2003.
|As we talked about ways the
devices could be used, we also identified appropriate software applications –
a few of the more pediatric oriented programs were Kidometer, Red Book
(related to pediatric infectious diseases and is considered their bible) and PedsBase,
a resource of pediatric disease conditions.
|We also needed to find
funding for these $500 devices and some of the fee-based software.
|And we needed to address