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Ultrasound Ergonomics: An Overview

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    Overview

    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits
    2

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

    1. Adjust the ultrasound workstation equipment to reduce the risk for injury.

    2. Perform ultrasound exams aware of the causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD’s).

    3. Reduce the exposure to the risk factors that can be controlled.

    4. Implement control measures to reduce the risk for work-related injury.
     

    Target Audience

    Physicians, sonographers and others who perform ultrasound.

    * AMA Category 1 credits are used by physicians and other groups like PAs and certain nurses.  Category 1 credits are accepted by the ARDMS, CCI and Sonography Canada.

    Accreditation

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

    The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Sonographers: These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Sonography Canada, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and most other organizations.

    For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

    Estimated Time for Completion
    1 hour
    Date of Release
    Expiration Date

    Faculty

    Carolyn Coffin, MPH, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

    Co-Founder & CEO, Sound Ergonomics, LLC
    Kenmore, Washington

    Disclosure

    In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, the author of this CME tutorial is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Carolyn Coffin discloses no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    No one at IAME who had control over the planning or content of this activity has relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

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