Our local consortium has an agreement that, when we send a rush order to
another censorial member, we fax the request as well.  This will notify
them that a rush order is sitting in DOCLINE.  Many hospital libraries
go into DOCLINE only once or twice per day, perhaps only at appointed

Also, we have an agreement that rush orders are ONLY for direct patient
care, not because you forgot you were giving a presentation at noon

It's certainly not my place to put forward these practices as national
policy; I'm just adding this information to the discussion.

Linda E. Bunyan, MLS, AHIP
Manager, Medical Library Services
Summa Health System
55 Arch Street, Suite G-3
Akron OH  44304

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On Behalf Of Julie Stielstra
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:08 AM
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Subject: Re: Chat: Rush orders on Docline

I'm glad you mentioned this, since I wasn't clear either on exactly what
that Rush status meant.  I have received requests tagged Rush, but there
either no "Need By:" date or it was the default date of a week or more
ahead, nor did the Comments field say anything.  According to Docline,
RUSH status means the request shoud be filled the day it is received -
though it's my impression that if you don't fill it that day, it may sit
your Receipt status for longer than that before Docline routes it on.

On 5/22/07, Erickson, Emily <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi, Everyone.  I wanted to get some feedback on people's experiences
> using the rush action available when ordering an article through
> Docline.  I needed to order three articles for someone on Friday
> morning, and I selected the rush action.  I received one of the
> on Friday afternoon.  But, the other two, one I received on Monday
> afternoon and the other one I haven't received yet.  Do people pay
> attention to the action that is needed, or do I need to follow up with
> each library and make sure they realize it is rushed?  If people could
> let me know what you do, I would appreciate it.  Thanks!
> Emily
> Emily H. Erickson, MLIS
> Medical Librarian
> Mary Greeley Medical Center
> 1111 Duff Ave
> Ames, IA 50010
> 515-239-2154
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Julie Stielstra, MLS
Supervisor, Knowledge Resource Library
Central DuPage Hospital
25 N Winfield Rd
Winfield, IL 60190
phone 630-933-4536
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