Reducing Your Risk for Occupational Injury - Training Video

Reducing Your Risk for Occupational Injury


Reducing Your Risk for Occupational Injury

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Reducing Your Risk for Occupational Injury Training Video describes the characteristics of musculoskeletal strain injury (MSI) among sonographers, and its impact on the worker and employer. Participants will be presented with the information to assist in identifying risk factors in their work environment. Additionally, the value of being proactive in the prevention of occupational injury will be discussed

Date of Original Release: 11/16/2017
Video Length: 01:06:00

Online Video Product Code: NC-OV-RYROI
DVD Product Code: NC-VL-RYROI
USB Product Code: USB-RYROI


  • Your Risk for Injury
  • Factors Associated with MSD’s
  • Ergonomic Concepts
  • Ergonomic Controls
  • Holding the Transducer
  • Grip/Flexion of the Wrist


  • Describe the incidence of MSI.
  • Identify the techniques that aggravate the pain.
  • Identify the factors that cause MSI.
  • Describe the Do’s and Don’ts of scanning technique.
  • Identify ways to prevent MSI Define the economics of ergonomics.


Any physician, sonographer or other medical professional involved in scanning patients for a diagnostic ultrasound exam. Participants may include (but are not limited to) physicians and sonographers working in echocardiography, vascular surgery, sports medicine, orthopedics, emergency medicine, rheumatology, radiology, internal medicine, and family practice.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute


President, Sound Ergonomics, Kenmore, WA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director - planner, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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