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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



-----Original Message-----
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
us
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
have
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.