February 1, 2011

Cell phones are everywhere, but do they belong in the OR?

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN

Cell phone are everywhere including the OR. "Cell phones, especially smart phones, have become ubiquitous in our institution, including the OR," says Robert Cline, MD, medical director of perioperative services at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City Michigan. Nurses list texting as the number one use for their mobile phones according to a 2010 survey by Nicholson Kovac, Inc, a marketing communications company.

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