25 August 2010

Bullying? (August 7, 2010)

"thanks for interpreting the ssep on my icu patient today.
however there does seems to be a lack of communication re when these studies can be ordered and expected to
be interpreted. this same patient could have had the exam on Friday but no ep trained tech was available. I
would request that a mechanism be put in place to notify on call neurologists when ssep studies cannot be
done due either to tech or interpreter unavailability. it is not good to tell a family you have an exam that may help
them with decisions and then not to be able to provide the service promptly. thanks"

ep is evoked potentials; ssep stands for somatosensory evoked potentials.

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