internet at work

  1. How many nurses out there have internet access at work?

    If you do, do you have much of an opportunity to use it and for what purposes.

    Just curious.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Genista
    I rarely have time for internet at work, but have used it on occasion.I use it mostly to get my patients information about their illnesses. It's really sad how few patient education materials my hospital provides. I have a few websites that I can visit to get bilingual patient education materials.NIDDK is one of my favorites.
  4. by   teeituptom
    we have the capability to access it at work

    never the time though

    but even so, I wouldnt use it at all at work

    big brother is watching
  5. by   memphispanda
    We have internet at work. Never use it for play though--just for researching conditions I am not very familiar with, drugs that aren't in my book, etc.
  6. by   Tweety
    Our interoffice email is now Outlook so I use it for that. We subscribe to a pharmaceutical website, so I use it for that, it has great patient teaching information.

    Also whenever I need to look up a strange illness the internet has been quite valuable.

    I confess to using it for personal use on my breaks. It's rampant and there doesn't seem to be anything they can do about it. Every now and then we get nasty notes, "Internet is not for personal use" and we all ignore it.
  7. by   nurseygrrl
    We haven't stepped into the 21st century yet. We have no internet access, no interoffice mail, no nothing! It would be a wonderful resource, but I work for the county and they're cheap! :chuckle
  8. by   SCRN1
    It can be accessed at the secretary's computer only, but I never have time to use it.

    We have inTRAnet where we can look up things like meds if needed. I've used that a couple of times.
  9. by   Farkinott
    Nurses and other health professionals in my workplace have access (once the forms are filled out) to a huge "intranet" which has links to "allowed sites". These are usually all health related and government sites. The network is called the "Clinician's Knowledge Network" (yes it will appear after a google search but you can't get in :P)
    I use it on a frequent basis at work, and as i am a Govt employee can access it from home with my work logon. I have free access to sites like MIM's, Harrison's and Medline not to mention many, many journals.
    Email is a staple of my workplace. As someone once said "get it in writing!" At my workplace email is considered "in writing".
    I just can't wait till we get the "paperless" workplace! And PC's faster than Pentium 3!

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