Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings Discussion

Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings Discussion

A nurse colleague uses his personal cell phone to take a photo of a patient wound and then sends a message with the photo to the primary care provider via a text. Please consider the following in your discussion post:

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What principles of patient confidentiality might be an issue? Consider legal and ethical.
How might this nurse use a communication device to support safe patient practices?
What would your organization policy on ‘personal communication device use in a patient care setting’ reveal related to this case? (If your organization does not have a written policy, or you are not currently working in an organization, what do you think should be included in such a policy and why?)

Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings Discussion

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