Cellular Telephone and Camera Use

  • All DNAP students are responsible for protecting all protected health information and personal identification information on personal portable data devices from improper use or disclosure. Devices include, but are not limited to, cellular phones, camera phones, digital cameras, video recorders, and similar devices.
  • Patient-related telephone conversations in the presence of other patients and visitors shall be kept to a minimum.
  • Cellular Telephone Use: Personal cellular telephones can be carried while on duty to access internet-based resources immediately. Any inattentive behavior unrelated to patient care, such as reading, texting, and gaming during patient procedures, is strictly prohibited.
  • Camera Use: DNAP students are prohibited from taking photographs, using personal cell phones with photography features of patients and/or personal protected health information. No images taken by a DNAP student may be used, printed, copied, scanned, emailed, posted, shared, or distributed in any manner. This prohibition includes posting photos on personal websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat or emailing images to friends, family, and colleagues.