This is a research paper about the Ergonomics in Sonography. You will use APA formatting. The paper must be typed, use Time New Roman 12 pt font, and must be double spaced. You must include a title page and references page. The paper must be 4-5 pages in length excluding the title and reference pages. Your paper must contain at least 4 references. If using Internet resources, make sure they are credible sources such as .org or .edu. Do not use .com or Wikipedia. Use APA formatted citations. Pay attention to the grammar and spelling.
To help you prepare for this assignment, read Chapters 4 in your Hagen-Ansert and Curry/Tempkin textbooks. Search the Internet for sources on the history of sonography. Some are listed below.
A rubric is provided.
Include the following information with supporting details and/or examples:
What is Ergonomics
What are WRMSD or RSIs?
Describe some common WRMSD or RSIs conditions including their symptoms
Discuss how these injuries occur
Describe equipment and/or scanning aids that would be helpful in the prevention of WRMSD or RSIs
Provide some Dos and Donts of ergonomics in scanning and in patient care.
Describe what steps you would take to help sonographers prevent injuries if you were the manager of the ultrasound department
http://www.soundergonomics.com/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/sonography.html (Links to an external site.)
http://www.sdms.org/resources/careers/work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders (Links to an external site.)