Reducing Your Risk for Occupational Injury

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Description

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

Product Codes:
Online Video: NC-OV-RYROI
DVD: NC-VL-RYROI
ISBN: 978-1-945749-36-0


Reducing Your Risk for Occupational Injury

This one-hour lecture will describe 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

Objectives

  • At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
  • 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

Target Audience

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.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Joan P. Baker  MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS

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

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

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)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
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 and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, 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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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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