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. -----Original Message----- From: Your Name [SMTP:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 7:56 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: On Call Looking for the experience of other institutions dealing with weekend 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 iceberg. Many problems with ER calls also. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!