Nurses Embracing iPhones - page 3
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor June 23, 2011 - Long a physician favorite, iPhones are making their mark as helpful nursing tools as well. Nurses are embracing the iPhone and its ability to... Read More
Jul 7, '11I liked to see my doctor whip out his iphone and battery extending case and look something up at my bedside. He didn't know and he didn't guess he found out right there. It was great.
I hope my new facility allows me to utilize either my Samsung Galaxy Tab and/or my iPhone as they can both be quiet helpful.
Jul 8, '11Smart phones on the floor are great! You can look up meds, do calculations, all kinds of stuff!
What they actually get used for? Facebook and texting gossip.
Most nurses I work with look at a drug book, use a calculator or use the hospital computer for any research they need.
Jul 10, '11I've pulled out my Droid at a patient's bedside to look up the answer to their question. They don't seem to mind. Better to have a nurse look up the answer than guess. Unfortunately we have a new policy forbidding use of phones on the floor so I guess I won't be able to do that anymore.
Jul 10, '11Old Rules + New Technology= this prediction----one day hospitals will realize that it would be to their advantage to allow nurses to use the cellphone apps that are coming out faster than we can blink; thay still won't trust personnel not to tweet, take 'secret' photos or whatever other mischief one can get into, so they will issue 'closed-system' apps that piggy-back onto house pagers, and the whole thing will be ungainly and obsolete a week before everyone figures out how to use them. Then there will be a period of time in which some techie is called in to tweak and fine-tune; after wasting two-and-a-half years on this, the ban on cell/smart-phones will be rescinded, but by then the NEWER technology uses your watch and an earpiece, so THOSE items will be banned ,since no one will be able to tell if you're working or watching the new WATCH-FLIX movie app.......and on + on & on.......