personal digital assistant

(redirected from PDA Case)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


one who aids or helps another; an auxiliary.
dental assistant see dental assistant.
first assistant a physician, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, surgical technologist, or specially trained registered professional nurse who directly assists the surgeon by handling tissue, providing exposure, using surgical instruments and equipment, suturing, and providing hemostasis.
occupational therapy assistant see occupational therapy assistant.
personal digital assistant (PDA) a small computer used to organize and easily access information; for example, clinical guidelines can be downloaded to this device.
physician assistant see physician assistant.
second assistant an individual who assists the surgeon or first assistant during an operative procedure by carrying out technical tasks such as holding retractors; this individual does not cut, clamp, or suture tissue. This role may be performed at the same time as the scrub role.
surgeon assistant (SA) see surgeon assistant.

personal digital assistant (PDA)

a small computer used to organize and easily access information, such as clinical guidelines.

per·son·al dig·i·tal as·sis·tant

(PDA) (pĕr'sŏn-ăl dij'i-tal ā-sis'tănt)
A palmtop computer that connects to the Internet.

personal digital assistant



A handheld or pocket-sized computer used to store information or communicate with others.
References in periodicals archive ?
141) Thus, it may be that some courts will be more receptive to the use of ADA-covered comparators in PDA cases than to the argument that a pregnancy-related impairment is, itself, a disability entitled to reasonable accommodation under the ADA.
156) Perhaps that is why the court, surely aware of the newly enacted ADAAA, stopped short of announcing a categorical bar on the use of ADA comparators in PDA cases.
Thus, like intersectionality theory, disruption theory counsels for the use of ADA comparators in PDA cases.
235) In this way, this emerging approach echoes many of the well-established PDA cases emphasizing equal treatment.
While the courts have not done particularly well with clause one, the biggest problems in the PDA case law in recent years have come by way of clause two.
The next section takes a step back to explore how the PDA cases fit into broader trends in employment discrimination law, and delves into the gender ideology behind the developments in the PDA case law.
The PDA cases are an increasingly sorry lot, including cases like the recent Fourth Circuit ruling in Young v.
In an odd confluence of poorly-reasoned PDA cases and a well-intentioned congressional override of restrictive judicial interpretations of the ADA, recent developments in disability law are now exacerbating the problems created by the PDA cases discussed above.
The increasingly hostile PDA case law reflects not so much a problem with the statute itself as the resilience of gender ideologies surrounding maternity, work, and (implicitly) masculinity.
The trends discussed above in the PDA case law are particularly harmful to lower-wage and economically vulnerable women.
The Arizanovska decision thus further entrenches the obliteration of clause two in the recent PDA case law.