Provided by MedPro Group

More than ever, people are using personal electronic devices (PEDs)—such as laptops, cellphones, tablets, e-readers, and other “smart” devices—as part of everyday life. This trend will undoubtedly continue to grow as a result of technological advances and consumer demand.

Although these devices can be entertaining and convenient, they also can create challenges in the workplace, including healthcare settings. Although seemingly harmless, employee use of PEDs can have both risk management and patient safety implications.