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  1. #1
    maryann
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    There was a thread here a few months ago about cell phone use in
    hospitals, with plenty of self righteous talk about the "dangers"
    to the patients.

    I spent all of today in John Muir Hospital waiting for the gf to come out
    of surgery, and noticed that each and every hospital employee appears to
    be equipped with a cell phone. Needless to say, they
    seem to think they won't kill the patients that way.



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  2. #2
    Lawrence Glasser
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    Re: cell phone use in hospitals

    maryann wrote:
    >
    > There was a thread here a few months ago about cell phone use in
    > hospitals, with plenty of self righteous talk about the "dangers"
    > to the patients.
    >
    > I spent all of today in John Muir Hospital waiting for the gf to come out
    > of surgery, and noticed that each and every hospital employee appears to
    > be equipped with a cell phone. Needless to say, they
    > seem to think they won't kill the patients that way.


    More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    than a cell phone.

    Larry



  3. #3
    Lawrence Glasser
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals

    maryann wrote:
    >
    > There was a thread here a few months ago about cell phone use in
    > hospitals, with plenty of self righteous talk about the "dangers"
    > to the patients.
    >
    > I spent all of today in John Muir Hospital waiting for the gf to come out
    > of surgery, and noticed that each and every hospital employee appears to
    > be equipped with a cell phone. Needless to say, they
    > seem to think they won't kill the patients that way.


    More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    than a cell phone.

    Larry



  4. #4
    Geoff Brozny
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.



    the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    on the test set...

    geoff





  5. #5
    Geoff Brozny
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.



    the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    on the test set...

    geoff





  6. #6
    Geoff Brozny
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.



    the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    on the test set...

    geoff





  7. #7
    Geoff Brozny
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.



    the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    on the test set...

    geoff





  8. #8
    Geoff Brozny
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.



    the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    on the test set...

    geoff





  9. #9
    Geoff Brozny
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.



    the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    on the test set...

    geoff





  10. #10
    Geoff Brozny
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.



    the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    on the test set...

    geoff





  11. #11
    Geoff Brozny
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.



    the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    on the test set...

    geoff





  12. #12
    Thomas M. Goethe
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals

    And the Nextel is in the same frequency range as most c-phones and has
    more power.


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe

    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > maryann wrote:
    > >
    > > There was a thread here a few months ago about cell phone use in
    > > hospitals, with plenty of self righteous talk about the "dangers"
    > > to the patients.
    > >
    > > I spent all of today in John Muir Hospital waiting for the gf to come

    out
    > > of surgery, and noticed that each and every hospital employee appears to
    > > be equipped with a cell phone. Needless to say, they
    > > seem to think they won't kill the patients that way.

    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.
    >
    > Larry






  13. #13
    Thomas M. Goethe
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals

    And the Nextel is in the same frequency range as most c-phones and has
    more power.


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe

    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > maryann wrote:
    > >
    > > There was a thread here a few months ago about cell phone use in
    > > hospitals, with plenty of self righteous talk about the "dangers"
    > > to the patients.
    > >
    > > I spent all of today in John Muir Hospital waiting for the gf to come

    out
    > > of surgery, and noticed that each and every hospital employee appears to
    > > be equipped with a cell phone. Needless to say, they
    > > seem to think they won't kill the patients that way.

    >
    > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > than a cell phone.
    >
    > Larry






  14. #14
    Lawrence Glasser
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals

    Geoff Brozny wrote:
    >
    > "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > > than a cell phone.

    >
    > the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    > interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    > and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    > on the test set...


    That wasn't "Nextel," it was "Nextel-type."

    As someone who works in *alot* of hospital ORs, I've seen both walkie-talkie
    type communicators and regular cell phones. My understanding is that the
    fear of cell phone interference with monitors is a throwback to the days of
    analog.

    Larry



  15. #15
    Lawrence Glasser
    Guest

    Re: cell phone use in hospitals

    Geoff Brozny wrote:
    >
    > "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > More than likely a Nextel-type system... More of a walkie-talkie
    > > than a cell phone.

    >
    > the Nextel's would screw up the test sets when I worked at Lucent, the
    > interference would cause boards to fail the test when infact they were good,
    > and in the more extreme case, would cause the calibration to get messed up
    > on the test set...


    That wasn't "Nextel," it was "Nextel-type."

    As someone who works in *alot* of hospital ORs, I've seen both walkie-talkie
    type communicators and regular cell phones. My understanding is that the
    fear of cell phone interference with monitors is a throwback to the days of
    analog.

    Larry



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