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Irony regarding cellphone use at work

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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Our unit got another one of our periodic reminders to quit looking at our phones at work. So, my last shift I made a concerted effort to comply. Yes, I'm as guilty as the whippersnappers!

What do you know, when I got home after midnight I'd missed a text from the assistant manager about working the next day, lol. So sad. I would have replied quickly if I was checking my phone frequently at work like normal...

I apologized the next day when I replied that I couldn't work.

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There is a God in heaven! :roflmao:

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blondy2061h has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Nurse, duh!.

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I work house supervision now so have to carry my work cell phone with me at work. When people are busy I try and do what I can to help out with patient care. I don't want to get totally rusty with the hands on stuff! I feel like I need to explain myself all the time to patients when I'm trying to draw blood and my phone is ringing in my pocket the entire time.

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Haha... whoops.

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quazar has 20 years experience.

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Darn, I know you're crushed. ;)

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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Darn, I know you're crushed. ;)

LOL, more like 'amused'! :laugh:

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RiskManager works as a Risk and quality manager.

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I have had problems with staff using their cellphones to take pictures of the chart as displayed on the monitor, for purposes of breaching privacy. I had to write a 'don't do that' policy. There have been some reported cases on this throughout the country, some of which involved celebrities and staff selling the celebrities medical information to the media.

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quazar has 20 years experience.

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I have had problems with staff using their cellphones to take pictures of the chart as displayed on the monitor, for purposes of breaching privacy. I had to write a 'don't do that' policy. There have been some reported cases on this throughout the country, some of which involved celebrities and staff selling the celebrities medical information to the media.
I know I shouldn't be shocked that people do this, yet here I am, shocked. I mean, WHO DOES THAT???!!? Ew.

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CrunchRN has 25 years experience as a ADN and works as a Nurse.

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I love irony!

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Psychiatric sheep...er, nurse.

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Smile and tell them that you would have been happy to work (or whatever you want to say), but--gosh darn it--we're not supposed to be checking our cell phones at work :D

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Orca has 22 years experience and works as a Corrections RN/DON.

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I don't have such problems. I work in a state prison, and it is a crime for me to carry my cell phone at work.

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cyc0sys has 6 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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I have the exact opposite problem. My DON and UM both call and text about stuff that is work related since they are too cheap to pay for staff email accounts. Only a few doctors will answer phone calls but all will reply to text almost immediately. I feel that I need to be compensated for being required to use my phone for work purposes.

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