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Do you use a laptop on the nursing floor?

Hi, I am a nurse and I was wondering if you used a laptop onto the nursing floor. A lot of nurses use them in order to do research and other things. I would like you to also see this article and see if you can use laptops in nursing school classrooms today:

****://www.pacificmedicalacls.com/aclsonlinelibrary.html

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Post was last edited on July 28, 2016 1:23 PM PDT

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I'm going with no.

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Systems here are deployed by the hospital since there could be liability issues if you brought in your own gear.

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if you are a nurse

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then ask the hospital or doctors office you are working in if you can use laptops. every hospital is going to have their own policy.

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Using laptops on the Nursing Floor

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I have seen general computers on the nursing floor. The computers are a thin screen and they usually are a Dell computer, but I have seen other brand names as well. The computers are such a big help because it has all of the patients names, files, medical charts, and other things inside of the computer's memory. I love the idea that nursing floors are having a more computerized medical chart, but I also like the idea of having paper as a backup plan as well.

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If You Are A Nurse/Nurses using tablets on the nursing floor

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My mom is in a rehabilitation place right now and all of the nursing staff are using laptops for their nursing notes and charting as well. I have also seen the physical therapists take out their small and portable tablets and they use them to write efficient notes about each patient's progress. It is important that they have these because it is the most efficient way to do charting now. You have the patient's chart right at your fingertips and that is very special and good at the same time. As a nurse, I like having the computers because it makes it easier for me to chart as well.

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Laptop on the Nursing Floor

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Yes, I have seen laptops on the nursing floor. I have seen them in the hospital setting before; especially in critical care units and I have also seen laptops in the rehabilitation center as well. Unfortunately, I have not used the laptop in these types of setting, but I am glad that they are there in those settings. I have only used paper medical charts because they were the only method when I was a nursing student and a nurse on the floor as well.

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Don't just leave it on the floor!

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Do you realize what all ends up on a hospital floor?!

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Laptop on the Nursing Floor

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I do not use a laptop on the nursing floor, but where my mom and dad live in an assisted living facility, there are only laptops on the medication carts. So, the nurse gives the medication and then charts it into the laptop computer. I like this because it is the way of the 21st century.

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Laptops on the nursing floor?

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I have seen nurses working with laptop computers; especially on the med carts at the assisted living where I work at part-time. The med cart is there and the laptop is on top of the med cart. The laptop computer has all of the medications, the patient's name, and the patient's history as well. The computer is really nice in that regard in that all of the information is right at the nurses finger tips.

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This odd post crops up regularly.

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Seems to serve no purpose and I'm locking.
Dafydd.

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