ERIC Number: ED248753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-27
Reference Count: 0
A Revenue Generating Project in a 3+1 Medical Technology Project.
Carlson, Diane L.; Miller, Sharon
A program of service provision by medical technology program faculty at Northern Illinois University is described. The faculty offer their laboratory expertise to other university faculty and to graduate students who require blood testing in their research design. The services requested and the reimbursement for the services can be negotiated by the faculty involved. Since it is the affiliated hospitals of a university with a 3+1 program that have the instrumentation for clinical instruction, testing cannot be managed at the university. The university can provide phlebotomy services and interpretation of the laboratory test results. As a test, services have been provided to researchers in the physical education and home economics departments. No revenue was generated for these services for two reasons: the feasibility of offering the service was still being determined, and the graduate student researchers had limited funds. Based on the initial test, however, charges for the services will be implemented. As the project grows, a course in phlebotomy may be developed. Responsibilities of the researchers using the services are outlined. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northern Illinois University; Phlebotomy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Medical Technology (Kansas City, MO, June 27, 1984).