I have attached the compiled results. Thank you to everyone who replied.
I was pretty surprised to see that so many other places do not have 24/7 in
house US - and actually have even more limitations than we do (I had
thought that would be unlikely for a children's hospital, but I think my
argument has been weakened).
If anyone else wants to reply, I can add it to the list.
On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 2:25 AM, Tovah Rosen Ellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As a newer, and constantly growing, children's hospital we are often
> adjusting our availability of services.
> One of the issues that has come up frequently is that of overnight
> ultrasound availability. We do not currently have in house coverage, but
> rather have US techs on call for specific issues such as r/o torsion,
> appendicitis and a few others. For many other concerns, we must wait until
> the morning.
> I am wondering what other hospitals, especially children's hospitals, are
> doing. I imagine this varies some with the size of the ED and inpatient
> service, as well as wether US also services an attached adult facility.
> Can you reply with:
> 1. ED volume
> 2. hospital size
> 3. do you have overnight US coverage in house or on call?
> 4. are you limited in what exams can be ordered from the ED overnight, and
> if so can you share that list?
> I would be happy to compile the reults for anyone who may be interested.
> Thank you so much for your time,
> Tovah Ellman
> Nemours Children's Hospital
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