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- by Aly529 Apr 17, '11I'm reading more and more info about nurses using apps on their devices to help them do a better job and as a Blackberry lover I can see how having info at your fingertips can be helpful BUT how realistic is it?
Do nurses really use their smartphones at work?
Are they allowed on the floor? Encouraged?
What about during clinicals?
I think I would feel weird pulling out my Blackberry to look for info on a drug *even though there are MANY apps with really comprehensive guides*
- Apr 17, '11 by WSU_Ally_RNI have and Ipod touch and feel lost without it at work! I love having so many apps at my fingertips! I can look up drugs, diseases, or treatments when my patients and family's ask, without having to leave the room.
- Apr 17, '11 by BluegrassRNI just tell them that I have a reference on my phone, and I'll look it up. People know that phones are more than phones.
- Apr 17, '11 by Chin upAbsolutely and the NP'ers use them too. In fact, the new iPhone 4 is everywhere in my facility right now.
- Apr 17, '11 by ValDonovanI had an IPod touch and now the IPhone. I use mine all the time, I am currently in clinicals and it makes researching drug way easier than having to carry around a bulky drug guide.
Best of luck!!!
- Apr 17, '11 by Aly529Thanks everyone! I'm glad to hear it's not frowned upon because in this day and age a smartphone IS the easiest and fastest way to get info. Hopefully my clinicals will allow my Blackberry to accompany me.
- Apr 17, '11 by flyingchangeI used my BlackBerry to look up a drug and my clinical instructor lost it on me.... user beware.
- Apr 17, '11 by Aly529Quote from canundergradI used my BlackBerry to look up a drug and my clinical instructor lost it on me.... user beware.
Really? That's too bad. I guess some see this as unprofessional and unreliable. IE. If it's not in a book, it's not real? I find it innovative and productive.
- Apr 17, '11 by ValDonovanI guess it depends on your facility policies. They don't want nurses walking up and down the halls looking like they are texting. But I certainly think they are a HUGE assett in our field.