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how many colonoscopies per day?

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do you do in a room?

we do18 cases per room per day

0730 colon

0800 colon

0830 egd

0900 colon

0930 colon

1000 egd

1030 colon

1100 colon

1130 egd

lunch hopefully

1230 colon

1300 colon

1330 egd

1400 colon

1430 colon

1500 egd

1530 colon

1600 colon

1630 egd

1700 clean up go home

Patients are asked to come in 45 minutes prior to procedure time for IV and admission. If they are late they get rescheduled even if prepped. There rides are not allowed to leave the building and Recovery time is 30 minutes. Very efficient business. Yes it is a business an endoscopy business not a hospital.

CFitzRN, ADN

Specializes in L&D; GI; Fam Med; Home H; Case mgmt. Has 13 years experience.

we do18 cases per room per day

0730 colon

0800 colon

0830 egd

0900 colon

0930 colon

1000 egd

1030 colon

1100 colon

1130 egd

lunch hopefully

1230 colon

1300 colon

1330 egd

1400 colon

1430 colon

1500 egd

1530 colon

1600 colon

1630 egd

1700 clean up go home

Patients are asked to come in 45 minutes prior to procedure time for IV and admission. If they are late they get rescheduled even if prepped. There rides are not allowed to leave the building and Recovery time is 30 minutes. Very efficient business. Yes it is a business an endoscopy business not a hospital.

Holy moly!! I do the same work you do but we would freak out if they did more than 13 cases in one day per procedure room! That's a lot of work. We allow 45 mins for doubles, 35 mins for colons, 15 mins for EGDs and 20 mins for flex sigs. I'm starting to think we have it pretty easy. :cool:

we do18 cases per room per day

0730 colon

0800 colon

0830 egd

0900 colon

0930 colon

1000 egd

1030 colon

1100 colon

1130 egd

lunch hopefully

1230 colon

1300 colon

1330 egd

1400 colon

1430 colon

1500 egd

1530 colon

1600 colon

1630 egd

1700 clean up go home

Patients are asked to come in 45 minutes prior to procedure time for IV and admission. If they are late they get rescheduled even if prepped. There rides are not allowed to leave the building and Recovery time is 30 minutes. Very efficient business. Yes it is a business an endoscopy business not a hospital.

Doing exams this quickly may be "efficient" but the patient is getting a lousy exam. "rescheduled if late even if prepped"? that shows a callous disregard for the patient.

CFitzRN, ADN

Specializes in L&D; GI; Fam Med; Home H; Case mgmt. Has 13 years experience.

Yeah, we just take our pts in the order in which they come. That way if someone is late, they can still get in that day - just puts THEM off their schedule, not really us.

How many physicians do you have at your center and how many rooms total?

Two Rooms

Two Doctors

One Admit Nurse, Per room RN or LPN

Sedation RN Per Room,

1 tech per room or if short Floats most of the time Most often this person doesn't exist.

One Scope tech

2 Recovery room Nurses either RN or LPN

All meds drawn up at beginning of day by sedation nurse