TITLE

Preventing work-related injuries among sonographers and sonologists

AUTHOR(S)
Coffin, Carolyn T.; Baker, Joan P.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Contemporary OB/GYN;Jul2007, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers advice on how to prevent work-related sonographer and sonologist injuries. A survey conducted by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography reported that more than 80% of the respondents perform scanning while in pain and that 20% of those sonographers had an injury severe enough to end their careers. One of the factors that cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) is injury management. The authors say proper equipment is one way of reducing the risk for WRMSD.
ACCESSION #
25853039

Tags: INDUSTRIAL safety;  MUSCULOSKELETAL system -- Wounds & injuries -- Prevention;  MEDICAL personnel;  INDUSTRIAL hygiene;  RISK management in business;  ULTRASONIC imaging

 

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