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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Essential ergonomics to minimize work-related musculoskeletal disorders in echocardiography


1 Cardiac Centre, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, Bahrain
2 Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute; Department of Cardiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

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Mr. Shantanu Deb
Cardiac Sonographer, RCS, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, Cardiac Centre, West Riffa
Bahrain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_2_18

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Physicians and sonographers performing echocardiographic scans place themselves at risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) owing to faulty posture and repetitive hand and arm movements. Poor ultrasound ergonomics plays a pivotal role in the development of WRMSD and can result in injury and sickness absence, impacting efficiency and work productivity. The aim of this article is to draw the attention to common considerations and corrective measures to reduce the risk of WRMSD among professionals actively performing echocardiographic scans.


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