Is technology making you bad at your nursing job?

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by Tania Khadder

Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it.

But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance as a nurse.

We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job.

1. Instant messaging is twisting your words

2. You’re afraid of the phone

3. You never unplug

4. You’ve forgotten how to fax

5. Social media is distracting you

IM is making you lazy –>

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One Response to Is technology making you bad at your nursing job?

  1. The problematic technolgy for our jobs is electronic charting. Our facility has started using meditech 6. Time studies have show that it adds as much as 2 hours a day to the charting duties of ICU nurses. We have timed login to admin times on the EMAR as long as 9 minutes. Physician access is so cumbersome we have to use APNs to help them access records, orders, etc.