Source:

Nursing2015

September 2006, Volume 36 Number 9 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • REBEKAH LORENCE RN

Abstract

 

In "Cell Phone Use: Talking the Talk-While Driving" (Advice p.r.n., July 2006), a reader asked how triage nurses should respond if they know someone is calling on a cell phone while driving. You commended nurses who asked these callers to pull over.

 

I agree with you. Recent news reports say using a cell phone while driving is "worse than driving drunk." I work on a triage line, and we tell callers using cell phones while driving to pull over or call back after they've gotten to their destination.

 

On a personal note, I ended my bedside nursing career because of an auto accident. The person who hit me was driving while using her cell phone.

 

REBEKAH LORENCE, RN

 

Minneapolis, Minn.

In "Cell Phone Use: Talking the Talk-While Driving" (Advice p.r.n., July 2006), a reader asked how triage nurses should respond if they know someone is calling on a cell phone while driving. You commended nurses who asked these callers to pull over.

I agree with you. Recent news reports say using a cell phone while driving is "worse than driving drunk." I work on a triage line, and we tell callers using cell phones while driving to pull over or call back after they've gotten to their destination.

On a personal note, I ended my bedside nursing career because of an auto accident. The person who hit me was driving while using her cell phone.

REBEKAH LORENCE, RN

Minneapolis, Minn.