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Ultrasound ergonomics checklist for scanning and observing colleagues

Published: 
21 October, 2019
Topics: Health & safety, Ultrasound
Edition: 
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Summary

Work related musculo-skeletal disorders (WRMSD) are known to be associated with ultrasound practice. There are several causative factors including high workloads, increasing body mass index of patients, poor equipmentand room design and poor posture when scanning. It is important that ultrasound practitioners take care of themselves and their working environment whilst scanning.

Written and developed by Gill Harrison, associate professor, ultrasound programme director, and lead for teaching excellence at City, University of London, the poster highlights good ergonomic practice for sonographers.

 

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