My phone keeps going off at work...

  1. 9 Do you carry your phone around work? Does your place of work have a phone/technology policy?



    Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more nursing cartoons?


  2. Visit  Brian profile page

    About Brian, ADN

    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,300; Likes: 16,279.

    32 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    9
    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.
    besaangel, amoLucia, db2xs, and 6 others like this.
  4. Visit  nurseladybug12 profile page
    5
    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!
  5. Visit  prnqday profile page
    5
    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??
    SweettartRN, poppycat, applewhitern, and 2 others like this.
  6. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
    0
    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.
  7. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
    1
    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.
    LadyFlamez likes this.
  8. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
    6
    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?!
    LadyFlamez, csweet, poppycat, and 3 others like this.
  9. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    3
    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.
    Hygiene Queen, poppycat, and tnmarie like this.
  10. Visit  proud nurse profile page
    1
    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.
    LadyFlamez likes this.
  11. Visit  samadams8 profile page
    5
    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
    %63theend, LoveAlwaysV, Twinmom06, and 2 others like this.
  12. Visit  akanini profile page
    0
    I use mine for Itriage at work sometimes, but other then that, my phone is on SILENT.
  13. Visit  Vespertinas profile page
    0
    I would disallow the use of cell phones if I were an administrator. On my last orientation, an instructor told a story about an RN who was called into the principal's office for being on her phone all the time. Turned out, she was looking up meds and doing calcs- innocent! To avoid this misunderstanding (from other staff, patients, and families), no cell phone policy. To look up meds and do calcs, use only facility-approved resources which should be available to you.

    On a related note, I almost died when a Nordstrom's clerk pulled out her iPhone and started typing in the middle of doing a shoe sale with me. Turned out, she was ringing me up!
  14. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
    2
    I am torn about the professionalism of cell phones because I love that I'm able to kind of use mine at work. I keep it on silent but while at the nursing station I use it for very quiet music. I don't talk on my cell phone unless I'm in the break room. I have also occasionally used the flashlight function to plug in IV pumps that are beeping so the patient doesn't have to turn on overhead lighting.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
    %63theend and LoveAlwaysV like this.

Need Help Searching For Someone's Comment? Enter your keywords in the box below and we will display any comment that matches your keywords.



Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top
close
close