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    Do you carry your phone around work? Does your place of work have a phone/technology policy?



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    I see nothing wrong with a "no cell phone" policy.

    I'd love to see many in our cell phone addicted society be forced to go cold turkey. It would amuse me.
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    Before I was a nurse I worked in the food service industry, and if we were caught on our cell phones on the clock we were sent home. I think it is very unprofessional to be on your phone at work, it can wait until break or when you're in the bathroom. When I see aides hiding in the corner on their cell phone at work and I am rushing around busy like a mad woman, I have no problem asking them to help me. Get off the phone!
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    I wish there was a no cell phone policy. For those who have kids: tell your kids to call the hospital to find you. What did you all do when cell phones didn't exist??
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    Cell phones are not allowed in our units. OK in other areas like lobby and halls for visitors, staff break room for staff. We have big signs posted all over and sharp eyed nurses who enoy enforcing the policy.
    Back in the day we used to have a staff smoking area. They converted it to a cell phone zone for staff who want to talk on their phone in the fresh air.
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    While we're at it: The desk staff, who already takes way too many unnecessary phone calls, would appreciate it if you'd just give your family members your portable phone's number and stop calling the desk to ask for you too.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    I see nothing wrong with a "no cell phone" policy.

    I'd love to see many in our cell phone addicted society be forced to go cold turkey. It would amuse me.
    ....But how would my bladder be able to get ahold of me in an emergency?!
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    Quote from crazy&cuteRN
    I wish there was a no cell phone policy. For those who have kids: tell your kids to call the hospital to find you. What did you all do when cell phones didn't exist??
    Well, children died by the dozen, obviously.
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    I get annoyed at staff using their cell phones while working. I think it's rude. I check my phone when I take a break and that's it. I keep it in my locker, not in my pocket.

    Having to take care of business during the day is one of the reasons I like working 3rd shift. The world is asleep when I'm at work, so the only reason to contact me is in an emergency.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    I see nothing wrong with a "no cell phone" policy.

    I'd love to see many in our cell phone addicted society be forced to go cold turkey. It would amuse me.

    What if you have a smart phone and you use it for any number of important tasks in your unit? I always put my cell on vibrate when I go into the hospital. But we use our phones for meds, to calcs, to review of relevant data, you name it. I love my iPhone. We are never parted from each other. LOL
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