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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
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