What do you think about cell phone use? - page 2
I know that most hospitals have restricted areas where visitors can use thier cell phone. When the family asks why they cant use it in certain areas, the usual response is "it may interfer with some... Read More
Sep 13, '07Occupation: Triage Nurse Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg, , Home health, Education ; From: US ; Joined: Nov '04; Posts: 316; Likes: 134My Mom just had a pacemaker inserted this week and they told her not to use a cellphone on the side she had the pacer placed in. We don't have any cell phone bans at my facility and I have never had any issues with equipment malfunctioning. Personally my cell phone is turned off unless I need to make a call or am expecting one (which is rare). I'd rather be less available!
Sep 13, '07Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 73; Likes: 26I just tell everyone who asks to use thier cell phone " You won't get any signal in here, if you go outside it will work much better" usually 9-10 times that works!! :spin:
Sep 13, '07Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298I was in ICU a while back and all the nurses and staff carried at least 2 cell phnes. I had monitors up the ying-yang and nary a blip was out of place. I wonder how old the studies on this were?
Sep 13, '07Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 192; Likes: 22When our new telemetry units and IV pumps came in the cell phone ban was lifted.