Title

It Is Time to Give the New Technologies a Try

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2010

Originally Published In

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Volume Number

25

Issue Number

6

Page Numbers

586–588

Abstract

The number one complaint I hear from nurses is the lack of communication in their organizations, but nobody seems to have a good answer as to how to find the time to communicate face-to-face during a busy workday. There are technology solutions, but this week, I was told by one nurse that the electronic medical record is a horrible solution and that nurses need to go back to communicating face-to-face and using paper charts. Some administrators believe that people should be banned from texting on their mobile phones during the workday.