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Plan a screening event.

We plan and carry out our screening events in five simple steps.

1. Select a date; coordinate the date with physicians, phlebotomists, and volunteers.

2. Advertise a phone number so patients can call in to make an appointment.

3. We front load many appointments (have several come at the same time).

4. We have the flow predesigned: Patients check in, get blood drawn, and have an examination performed. Then they exit with another physician who explains the physical results.

5. We mail the results of the prostate-specific antigen test directly to the patients who self-addressed an envelope when they checked in.

Chris Gatlin, RN, OCN[R], MHA Director, Medicine and

Oncology Services Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge, LA

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Title Annotation:YOU TELL US
Author:Gatlin, Chris
Publication:ONS Connect
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2008
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