Pokemon Go: is it a no-go at AAMC?
“Pokemon Go” is popping up all over the place, and hospitals are no exception!
A new and increasingly popular game released recently, “Pokemon Go,” is a smartphone game that uses a phone’s GPS system and camera to allow users to hunt for virtual Pokemon in the real world. Pokemon can appear anywhere on a map — a store, a private residence, even a hospital. When the virtual Pokemon appear on the map, gamers can flock to that location. And while it may get people off the couch and moving more, this has raised an issue for many hospitals across the country, including AAMC.
Is it okay to play Pokemon Go at AAMC? The answer is, it depends. Ask yourself:
- Am I interfering with patient care?
- Am I being unsafe?
- Am I supposed to be working?
- Am I making others uncomfortable?
- Am I disrupting our healing environment?
This goes for visitors, too. If you see people playing this game in the hospital, please give them a friendly reminder that AAMC is a place of healing, and they should be mindful of their surroundings and not impede patient care in the name of hunting fictional characters. Kindly ask that they play the game without entering the hospital. If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact the Security team.
Thank you for your commitment to maintaining a high-quality, safe healing environment for our patients.
Thank you, AAMC Security Department