I work in a geriatric hospital, for veterans. When I was an orderly, Once, I used my cell phone on the floor after 9pm,
(When all the pts were in bed. (everyone takes it easy after 9pm. From 9-11:30, orderlies answer bells and do one round, plus hourly visual rounds).
Anyway, I used my phone, to keep the hospital phone line free, since the nurse was having a personal call on the second line.
The nurse asked me to get off my cell phone because it is not allowed in the hospital, since it may interfere with hospital equipment!!! I got off my phone at that point.
A lot of people have cell phones, literally clipped to their belt, and on, so they can receive calls!!!! (I don't do that)
The hospital has NO MONITORS, no ER, the only "equipment" in the hosptial is in radiology (which is not even open on evening shift), when pts are very sick, or if we are not "equiped" to traet pt, he/she is transfered to a general hospital. There are no signs to turn off cell phones.
So, I ended up having the "privledge" to work with this guy again, and it was hilarious for me, cause his cell phone started ringing from the med room, while the supervisor made her round to the floor (supervisor stops in at least once in a shift).
He left it ringing, pretending he didn't know where it was coming from. The supervisor said nothing about it.