Guidelines and Policies
Atrium Medical Center (Atrium) guidelines and policies are designed to protect the health and safety of all our patients, visitors, and medical staff.
Atrium Tobacco Free Campus
Atrium is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life in our community. The hospital strives to provide a healthy, safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff.
Consistent with those goals, Atrium does not permit the use of any tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, and dip) indoors or outdoors, including parking garages, parking lots, sidewalks, and streets within campus boundaries. Our policy goes beyond current Ohio law by eliminating tobacco products completely from the hospital campus. There are no designated smoking areas, including outside buildings.
The policy applies to all staff, physicians, patients, visitors, vendors, volunteers, contractual workers, and the general public.
Members of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA), including Atrium, unanimously adopted a region-wide tobacco-free campus recommendation. As of January 1, 2008, 18 hospitals in Dayton and surrounding areas implemented tobacco-free environments for better health, longevity, and quality of life for their patients, visitors, and staff.
Help for Quitting Tobacco Products
For help with quitting tobacco products, please call our Education Department at (513) 420-5166 to sign up for American Lung Association’s smoking cessation program, Freedom from Smoking. Proven tools to help you quit also are available through the Ohio Tobacco QUIT LINE at (800) QUIT-NOW (748-8669) or at www.ohioquits.com.
You may also discuss options with your physician
Wireless Device Use
Wireless devices may be used by visitors and patients in all areas at Atrium. This includes cellular and cordless telephones, two-way radios, wireless computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), two-way pagers, computer games, and any device known to emit RF energy.
The wireless device must conform with HIPAA requirements for patient information confidentiality. Wireless devices must maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (approximately 3 feet) from any medical devices. Two-way radios (“walkie-talkies”) in “talk” mode must maintain a minimum distance of 6 to 8 meters (20 to 25 feet) from medical devices.
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