By Meaghan Lee Callaghan

The world of personal electronic devices and social media in the OR has long been a controversial topic. While they are useful with dozens of applications and instantaneous responses on Google or via text message, experts say there are some real downfalls for their professional use.

Smartphones, in particular, are ubiquitous for surgeons and perioperative team members—a new Swiss Army knife, also serving as a portal to social media. In a recent survey, 22% of