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Journal Article

Smartphone distraction during nursing care: systematic literature review.

Fiorinelli M, Di Mario S, Surace A, et al. Appl Nurs Res. 2021;58:151405.

Smartphones have become ubiquitous among healthcare professionals for both personal and patient care purposes. This review explored positive (improved performance; access to information about medications) and negative (distraction from core clinical tasks) consequences of nurses’ smartphone use during work. Healthcare workplaces should implement policies to restrict when and where smartphones can be used for personal purposes.