Headphones in pharmacy

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Caitlin Wells
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Headphones in pharmacy

Per our current hospital policy caregivers are allowed to wear headphones in non-patient care areas. Pharmacy staff are allowed to use headphones in the pharmacy. We have had some recent concerns brought up about this and how listening to music and especially podcasts and audio books can be distracting and increase the risk of medications errors when preparing and checking medications. I would love to hear about what stance or policies other health systems have on the use of headphones in the pharmacy. Thanks!