Mobile Devices in the Workplace


Key Questions: What are the risks in using mobile devices in the workplace? How can these risks be managed?
Increasing numbers of nurses are using smartphones and other mobile devices to communicate with colleagues and patients by telephone, text message or email and even to photograph wounds or skin conditions. Understanding the risks involved in using mobile devices may prevent potential adverse personal and professional consequences. 


  • Risk Management Considerations
  • Privacy Breaches
  • Workplace Integration
  • Managing Expectations
  • Infection Control
  • Consider Implementing the Following Precautions for the Security of Mobile Devices
Contact Person/Organization: 

Canadian Nurses Protective Society

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Publication Date: 

Identifying cybersecurity risks in mobile devices

Identifying Mobile Health Security Risks in Your Practice