personal digital assistant

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assistant

 [ah-sis´tant]
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

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PDA

A handheld or pocket-sized computer used to store information or communicate with others.
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The tool can be downloaded to personal data assistants.
Data from telehealth systems can be delivered to providers through the Internet, personal data assistants (PDAs), laptops, telephones, and video.
Such devices include a scanable form used at the bedside, bar code wands, wireless personal data assistants and wireless portable terminals.

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