We get support of our Doctors whom screen the call ins. If you don't have
that you're stuck. At the hospital I worked at in Phoenix , AZ, the doctor
had to come in with the tech to read the scan, so that was kept to a
minimum. Here in MN where I currently work, they're pretty good about only
calling you in for true stat/urgent needs. Your Doctor/doctors group needs
to elicit a policy on this that will support and stand behind you on these
issues. I know from experience, that we even get an occasional "bogus" call
in that we know wasn't of an urgent nature. But that is kept to a minimum.
Again, you need your Doctors behind you to make it work.
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Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 7:56 AM
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Subject: On Call
Looking for the experience of other institutions dealing with
on-call. How are you handling weekend in-patients who are not being
discharged until Monday or later? We get called in for 20-25 exams a
weekend. Carotids, PVR's, Venous. This just the tip of the
problems with ER calls also. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!