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by knockandhello knockandhello (Member)

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Do you answer dect phones while doing medication rounds?If not, why not.

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OK, please first tell me what a dect phone is?

I'm guessing it's like a cell phone that many hospital staff now carry. (I no longer work bedside, but have been a pt way too much over the past year).

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nightmare is a LPN and specializes in Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology..

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Digital enhanced cordless telecommunications, in other words a cordless phone.I carry ours in my pocket and yes I do answer it when I'm doing drug round as I am nurse in charge.Usually they are fairly short calls but sometimes it's from a worried relative who just wants to talk and this can hold up your drug round for a while.If I answer the phone I generally stop and take the call I do not try and put out drugs as well as talking incase I make a mistake,not as good at multi tasking as I used to be!

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marjoriemac is a LPN and specializes in nursing home care.

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We don't even have a cordless phone but we try (often in vain) to get the C/A's to answer calls during drug rounds. We also have a badge we have to wear stating we are on the drug round and not to disturb. I do not wear it as it is pointless and people disturb you anyway.

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