During patient evaluations, a high frequency ultrasound may be used by a diagnostic medical sonographer or sonologist to create diagnostic sonographic images.
As sonographers work with ultrasound equipment they may be at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Sonographers with heavy workloads or those who have been in the profession for many years are particularly at risk.
According to the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), sonographers on average experience pain or MSDs within 5 years of entering the profession.
This course will provide ways for employees to limit MSDs in sonography. You will also learn the best ways to transport and position patients to prevent injuries.
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1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Clinical Services: Sonography. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/sonography.html
2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014a). Sonography: Engineering, Administrative and Work Practice Controls. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/administrative.html
3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014b). Sonography: Transporting Patients and Equipment. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/moving.html
4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014c). Sonography: Use and Orientation of Ultrasound Equipment. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/using_transducer.html