What do you call the tracking device nurses sometimes wear? - page 4

It's an oval plastic thing that clips to your scrub top and it's able to track where nurses are? Is there a trade name for them or are they called something?... Read More

  1. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from djh123
    I didn't know they existed, but it sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel. If I can help it, I'll never work at a facility that has them.
    It's the wave of the future; you may not be able to avoid them completely. I used to take mine off -- one more thing to dangle from my body, get tangled in my stethoscope, etc. I've noticed that many of my colleagues have "accidentally" flushed them down the toilet. I think that may have been what happened to mine as well.
  2. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from EllaBella1
    Wow, I could never work somewhere that made us wear something like that.
    You could if you had hungry kids.
    Last edit by Kooky Korky on Sep 24, '16
  3. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from mushyrn
    I can't believe people actually wear these at work. This is a ridiculous concept. So professional our employers have to keep tracking leashes on us. Good lord.

    Edit: I would NEVER wear one. Nope.
  4. by   SobreRN
    They haven't advanced to actually microchipping us so it's the next best thing...
  5. by   kakamegamama
    I have read responses to this topic off and on for several days. I'm sorry....I cannot resist.

    Ankle monitors. As in, what people on house arrest have to wear......

    Now I will behave myself.....and try to figure out how to get oneself released from an ankle monitor...
  6. by   mushyrn
    Quote from Kooky Korky
    I will change that to: new job!

    I can see tracking being useful useful when trying to find someone, but 24/7? That is ridiculous.
  7. by   quazar
    I call it nurse lo-jack.
  8. by   nursej22
    I wished I would have had something like this for a certain aide who was always disappearing. No matter who asked/assigned her a task, she was always helping someone else. Except when we compared notes, she was never with the person she said she was.

    One night, at the end of the shift, we needed her help for a transfer, but she was no where to be found. Then she called us from the elevator that had gotten stuck. She was trying to sneak off the floor 30 minutes early. We told maintenance to take their time fixing the elevator. All the write-ups we had done on her had gone no where, but this one got her canned.
  9. by   ECCRN1996
    When my hospital got them (we use Versus), I suggested that it might be cheaper and quicker to just chip us in the neck.....but then we'd set off all kinds of alarms at airports, music venues, etc. I'm so used to it now....just one more thing to clip to my uniform.....
  10. by   Wisenurn55
    I call it what it is: a GPS device.