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We are pleased to present CAROLYN COFFIN, MPH, RDMS, RDCS, RVT for an illuminating discussion on Preventing Occupational Injury in Sonography.
Musculoskeletal disorders continue to be an issue for the ultrasound profession. They affect not only the individual worker but can impact the quality of patient care. Over the past 20 years, many attempts have been made to try to mitigate these injuries, and today’s exam room equipment has become much more adjustable so as to accommodate a variety of users. However, the equipment’s ergonomic features are only as good as the worker’s willingness to take advantage of them. This presentation will look at the work postures that can cause injury and what changes each worker can make to minimize injury risk. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME Credit)
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the types of injuries commonly found among Sonographers.
- Recognize work postures that put Sonographers at risk for injury.
- Identify good work postures for minimizing injury risk.
- Discuss which features of the exam room equipment help improve the ergonomics of the work environment.
About Our Speaker:
Carolyn Coffin, MPH, RDMS, RDCS, RVT has worked in the field of ultrasound since 1987. She has been the Program Coordinator for diagnostic medical sonography programs, as well as a Clinical Sonographer. Carolyn has performed exams in and taught a number of ultrasound specialty areas. Her professional activities include service on boards of directors and various committees for an ultrasound professional organization, the editorial board of a professional journal, and as a site visitor for an educational program accreditation organization. She retired from the Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound at Seattle University in 2018 and continues as both the CEO and an Ergonomics Consultant at Sound Ergonomics.
Her interest in occupational injuries among sonographers developed through her work with Joan Baker and was the focus of her research while working on a Master’s Degree in Public Health.
Carolyn has lectured on occupational injury at local and national professional society meetings, has provided hands-on tutorials, has created educational videos for Sonographers, and has developed other ergonomic products for allied health.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.
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