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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 1 Y ou might have a policy that prohibits your staff from using cell phones in clinical areas, but what about patients and their escorts? Their talking or texting in pre- and post-op areas or dur- ing surgeon consults can be rude and dis- ruptive. Cell phone usage can also disrupt medical equipment. We've hung signs throughout our facili- ty that restrict visitor cell phone use to the lobby "as a courtesy to others." Compliance has been generally good. Dianne Appleby, RN, BSM, MBA Menomonee Falls (Wis.) Ambulatory Surgery Center dwallace@mfasc.com A Cell Phone Policy for Patients and Escorts • HANG UP Signs placed throughout the facility are effective reminders to patient escorts about polite cell phone use.

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