Complex scans and scheduling

  • 1.  Complex scans and scheduling

    Posted 07-28-2021 15:40
    Hi all -
    Wondering if anyone utilizes patient specific features to aid optimal patient scheduling with sonographer wellness in mind. I know we are not alone in this country experiencing a significant up tick in morbid obese pregnant patients but I am noticing it is really taking a toll on our sonographers bodies, even after an ergonomics consultation for the whole practice.
    Does anyone try to actively space out challenging scans? As an example I had a single sonographer who had patients with  BMI 50 --> 45 --> 60 in sequence.
    I really am motivated to protect our sonographers as they are critical to our practice vitality.
    Thanks for any thoughts/advice.

    Garrett Fitzgerald
    Medical College Wisconsin