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The “Design” Of Our Environment: How It Impacts Our Daily Lives and Our Work Safety

November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EST

work safety

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is pleased to present CAROLYN COFFIN, MPH, RDMS, RDCS, RVT for an illuminating discussion on environmental design and work safety Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM (ET; New York).

Course Description:

This is a light-hearted look at the design of some of the common things we use every day, including the equipment in our ultrasound labs, and how they impact our lives.  It will illustrate items from road signs, toothbrushes, and elevator controls to ultrasound exam room equipment.  Our speaker will discuss how equipment designs have changed and how the new designs contribute to occupational injury risk mitigation. In conclusion, the cost of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) will be covered as well as reasons why Sonographers should embrace change. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize features of common items and places that compromise user’s safety or make them difficult to use.
  • Identify design changes in ultrasound exam room equipment that help reduce sonographers’ risk for occupational injury.
  • Define the various costs of worker injury and compare those to the costs of ergonomic equipment.
  • Discuss some of the reasons workers are resistant to change and how they can learn to embrace it.

About Our Speaker

Work safetyCarolyn 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.



November 17, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
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