Phone, cell, beeper and texting. - page 4

Nurses are texting MDs. Cell phones instead of home phones. Beepers are obsolete. What's the world coming to? Change comes slowly to my area of the country. Texting for orders instead of talking,... Read More

  1. by   tamadrummer
    Quote from mappers
    Most of the MDs around here use an answering service after hours. You leave a message and they page the MD.
    Anything else seems kind of alien to me. All 3 of the facilities I have worked in have operated in the same fashion. Call the answering service and tell them whether you need, "orders, results, or condition" and stat or routine call.

    One physician, actually an intensivist/pulmonologist has given out his cell number so it is really fast to get him on the phone and get orders. If not careful it can be abused but he is not the kind of doctor that screams and shouts at people. If I were ever to be sick, he is the doctor I would want on my case!