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Carolyn Coffin, MPH, RDMS, RVT, RDCS
Hidden Hazards: Injury Risks in Sonography
Time: 26 minutes   Released: 23 February, 2009

NIOSH releases report on Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonography

Summary
Sonographers are at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as inflammation of the tendons (tendonitis) or tendon sheaths (tenosynovitis), bursitis, muscle strains, and pathology of the nerves in the upper extremities, neck, and back.

NIOSH recommends appropriate engineering controls, work practices, hazard communication, and training to prevent these work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
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Evaluation of the Impact of Control-free Ultrasound Image Optimization Technology (TEQ, NTEQ) on Ergonomic Factors, Workflow and Exam Quality. Dr.Anna-Karin Siosteen. Department of General Radiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm Sweden. Whitepaper provided by Siemens Medical Systems
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http://www.soundergonomics.com/
A web site devoted to ergonomics for sonographers. Offers information,products and consulting service.

http://www.soundergonomics.com/info-papers.php
A collection of White Papers written by Sound Ergonomics

http://www.ergoweb.com
A pan-industry ergonomics company. Their web site covers just about everything related to ergonomics.

http://www.healthcare.philips.com/main/products/ultrasound/technologies/ergonomics.wpd
The Philips Ultrasound section on WRMSI and ergonomics.

http://www.medicalpositioning.com/ergonomictools