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
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,
Nemours Children's Hospital
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