I would like to reiterate Bridget's concern...
The quality of a study in a lab versus a patient's room should be
enough. I am beginning to believe that echo, vascular and abdominal
ultrasound is taking the place of the routine EKG which was
at the drop of a hat...
This issue is not echocardiography's alone.
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Subject: Re: portable exams
Author: "Sandy Katanick" [SMTP:[log in to unmask]] at PHS
Date: 9/21/99 10:27 AM
I asked Laura Perrotta, the ICAEL Technical Manager, if there was a similar
list serve for echo related questions and she informed me that this very
issue is under discussion right now. For more information, their address
is: [log in to unmask]
Sandra L. Katanick, Executive Director
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
8840 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 4900
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Phone: 410-872-0100 Fax: 410-872-0030
Web sites: www.icavl.org; www.icael.org; www.icanl.org
From: Susan Tice [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 9:17 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: portable exams
Management at the hospital I work at are trying to make a policy that all
inpatient echocardiograms will be done portable for the convenience of the
patient. we have listed all the reasons why this is just not feasible for
to go portable all day. I work in a big hospital , 1 hallway being 1/4 mile
long. We already go portable to do unit patients and those patients who are
difficult to transfer to a stretcher. My question is how many hospitals
this policy in effect? We are trying to gather data that there aren't many
hospitals out there that do all in house patients portables. All comments
will be appreciated. Sue in Myers, Florida.