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Common Workplace Injuries

low back pain

tension neck syndrome

shoulder bursitis

rotator cuff syndrome

carpal tunnel syndrome

epicondylitis

tendinitis

De Quervian syndrome

trigger finger

plantat faciitis

tarsal tunnel syndrome

sciatica

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Injury causes

repitition

force

awkward positions

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Repition injury

staffing shortages

same types of exams

poorly designed equipmenmt

 

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Force injury

obese patients

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Awkward position injury

more often and longer a joint deviates from natural position, greater risk factor

 

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injury reduction

cable brace

frequent rest

physical conditioning

stretching

healthy body weight

ergonomic scan chairs

rest arms on bolsters

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20/20/20 rule

20 min of scan time, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds

instrumental in preventing eye strain

 

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OSHA break recommendation

10 minutes for every 2 hrs scanning

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Environmental stresses

lighting

air quality

overcrowding

 

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commonplace work stresses

conflict

role ambiguity

role overload

nonparticipation

underutilization

resource inadequacy

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internally generated stresses

stresses we cause ourselves

major factor in burnout

 

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Stress

anything that stimulates and increases a persons alertness

balance between too much and not enough

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Stress symtoms

fatigue

chronic headaches

irratability

change in appetite

memory loss

low self esteem

nervous twitches

cold hands

high BP

shallow breathing

low sex drive

sleep disorders

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reduce internal stress

positive attitude

getting extra sleep

regular exercise

talk with co-worker/professional

massage, treat, movie...etc

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Burnout

chronic work related stress

termed in 70's

 

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burnout symptoms

poor motivation

decreased performance

job dissatisfaction

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prevent burnout

change shifts

change of location

change of duties

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Compassoin fatigue

unique to health care workers

demand between patients and employers demands

not relieved by change of shift or duties

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Compassion fatigue symptoms 

conflicted feelings between loyatly to patients and departmental policy

thinking of work outside of work

unusual reaction s to daily problems

frief over loss of ideals

physical/mental exhaustion

cynicism

anger

frustration

feelings of isolation and hopelessness

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Combating compassion fatigue

good professional boundries

empathize but be detached enough to be objective

healthy habits rest, exercvise, diet

permission to do nothing and relax

know limits and do not overstep boundries

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Carpal Tunnel syndrome

pressure on median nerve in wrist

repetitive injury

 

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carpal tunnel symptoms

pain

numbness in hand

shooting pain up arm

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Cubital tunnel syndrome

increases pressure on ulnar nerve

caused by elbow flexion

common in echocardiographers

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cubital tunnel symptoms

pain and tenderness around inside of elbow 

tingling and numbness of 4th and 5th fingers

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Epicondylitis

caused by flexion and twisting of the joint

tennis elbow (lateral epicondyle)

golfers elbow (medial epicondyle)

 

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Tendonitis

tenosynovitis

inflammation of the muscle or tendon sheath

oversuse of shoulders, wrists and elbows

35% of sonographers affected

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Dequervain's syndrome

tenosynovitis of the hand

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bursitis/RCT

most prevelant work injury

unable to bring affected arm out to the side of the body

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Thoracic outlet syndrome

occurs with awkard posture during scanning or lifting heavy objects

inflammation of nerves causing pain and inablity to move hand, shoulder or arms

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trigger finger

caused by extended grasping of the transducer

unable to fully extend or flex a finger due to inflammation of the tendon sheath