Thursday, June 20, 2019

Who still uses a pager?

Here's my latest post on Physician's Weekly. Who still uses a pager? Probably more than you think. 


Anonymous said...

Haha, we got calls on the "On-Call Cellphone" from Day 1. Back in the days that pagers were popular in the US, we in the

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no one has listed this, what I consider the most obvious reason to keep using pagers:
As a surgeon I am scrubbed in often for several hours at a time. When I'm on call I am expected to respond to pages. I would rather hand my pager to the circulating RN to respond to calls than my cell phone.

Skeptical Scalpel said...

Anon from 7/7/19, thanks for commenting. I agree that the pager is more appropriate for the circulating nurse to hold than your personal cell phone.

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