Nurse-Robots On Duty - page 2

may 26, 2005-- sister mary and doctor robbie, two robots that allow doctors to consult remotely with patients, are now on duty at st. mary's hospital in london. the robot is a first for europe,... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    Poor PR, even for a robot. I would never get off an elevator for a robot. and if one started flashing lights and screaming because I was invading its space I would deck it. Why don't they use the money and pay a person to deliver to/from ALL departments and save the nurses some steps.
  2. by   rsh3rn
    how bout one that does bed pans and bed baths
  3. by   jeanrnurse
    Quote from HazelLPN
    If I was ordered off an elevator by a robot I think I'd have pull out some of its crucial wires. I'm an old lady.....and I don't take kindly being ordered around by anyone...let alone things that say panasonic.

    No fears... I worked at a hospital that had this robot, or one very much like it. We called him "Rex" (Rx; get it?) He would wait til there was an empty elevator, so no people got kicked off. He brought floor stock and narcs. It was great.
    where I am now, Pharmacy has a robot which fills the drug cassettes. That is also very helpful.
  4. by   sbic56
    Quote from Jean Roberson
    No fears... I worked at a hospital that had this robot, or one very much like it. We called him "Rex" (Rx; get it?) He would wait til there was an empty elevator, so no people got kicked off. He brought floor stock and narcs. It was great.
    where I am now, Pharmacy has a robot which fills the drug cassettes. That is also very helpful.
    That is so cool. I think this technology is great. So many mindless tasks that can be done as well with robotics! We already trust so much to computers; this is the next logical step. Though this area will be the very last to enjoy this kind of progress, unfortunately!
  5. by   Geeg
    I wonder how the "nurse robot" responds to the doc's tantrums? Probably not at all. The docs will send them back when they can't get their jollies from yelling at the nurses.
  6. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Quote from Jean Roberson
    No fears... I worked at a hospital that had this robot, or one very much like it. We called him "Rex" (Rx; get it?) He would wait til there was an empty elevator, so no people got kicked off. He brought floor stock and narcs. It was great.
    where I am now, Pharmacy has a robot which fills the drug cassettes. That is also very helpful.
    I worked at a hospital which had a robot sort out all the meds, dosages, etc. in the pharmacy. It was really great because we just programmed every pt. into the system and what meds they were taking and the robot would get everything ready. It really helped to prevent medication errors. I don't know about robot nurses though- I would rather have a real person. :chuckle

    Keely
  7. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Quote from nursefirst
    my favorite quote from the article:

    he said a recent study of 280 patients who consulted with robots and live doctors at the baltimore hospital found no major differences.

    now, is that a comment about the robots...or the doctors??

    nursefirst
    :chuckle

    keely

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