There are two schools of thought
1) You calculate it as part of the exam time
2) You calculate it as admin time (which subsequently may justify admin
support to do the non-diagnostic portion)
Either way, you have to include that because otherwise you end up doing it
on your own time. i.e., if you can do 7 hrs of EHU's, then anything else is
overtime and they tend not to condone overtime. If justifying admin support
is not in the plan then at a minimum you may want to do what we call a "work
out" and define the redundant work, simplify it and increase productivity.
If you want to take this offline I can suggest a statistical method for you
to study this, but it involves an ultrasound vendor and I believe flownet
would prefer these discussions to be offline.
email me at [log in to unmask] if you are interested.
From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Ej Niemi
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:30 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Tech Volumes
In a message dated 2/21/01 5:23:41 PM Eastern Standard Time,
[log in to unmask] writes:
<< I always had trouble with # of patient, because like you said there are
that take 30 mins, some that take 1.5 hours. >>
Or longer!! Thank you for this measurement of time vs patient #. I argue
this theory at least once a week with our medical director. I am printing
this off as I am typing this response.
I have another question to go along with this. How much paper work do you
have to do after each patient? Do you dictate a "prelim" report, cut and
paste pics, handwrite a note--or whatever. & how do you calculate that time
into your EHU graph? Do you call or fax prelims to referring physicians at
the time of the study? In other words how much time do you allow for the
"extra" essentials not associated with taking care of your patient
face-to-face hands on scanning?
EJ Niemi RN RVT
(F) 336 333 2401