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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

Common Workplace Injuries

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repitition

force

awkward positions

Injury causes

3

staffing shortages

same types of exams

poorly designed equipmenmt

 

Repition injury

4

obese patients

Force injury

5

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

 

Awkward position injury

6

cable brace

frequent rest

physical conditioning

stretching

healthy body weight

ergonomic scan chairs

rest arms on bolsters

injury reduction

7

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

instrumental in preventing eye strain

 

20/20/20 rule

8

10 minutes for every 2 hrs scanning

OSHA break recommendation

9

lighting

air quality

overcrowding

 

Environmental stresses

10

conflict

role ambiguity

role overload

nonparticipation

underutilization

resource inadequacy

commonplace work stresses

11

stresses we cause ourselves

major factor in burnout

 

internally generated stresses

12

anything that stimulates and increases a persons alertness

balance between too much and not enough

Stress

13

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

Stress symtoms

14

positive attitude

getting extra sleep

regular exercise

talk with co-worker/professional

massage, treat, movie...etc

reduce internal stress

15

chronic work related stress

termed in 70's

 

Burnout

16

poor motivation

decreased performance

job dissatisfaction

burnout symptoms

17

change shifts

change of location

change of duties

prevent burnout

18

unique to health care workers

demand between patients and employers demands

not relieved by change of shift or duties

Compassoin fatigue

19

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

Compassion fatigue symptoms 

20

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

Combating compassion fatigue

21

pressure on median nerve in wrist

repetitive injury

 

Carpal Tunnel syndrome

22

pain

numbness in hand

shooting pain up arm

carpal tunnel symptoms

23

increases pressure on ulnar nerve

caused by elbow flexion

common in echocardiographers

Cubital tunnel syndrome

24

pain and tenderness around inside of elbow 

tingling and numbness of 4th and 5th fingers

cubital tunnel symptoms

25

caused by flexion and twisting of the joint

tennis elbow (lateral epicondyle)

golfers elbow (medial epicondyle)

 

Epicondylitis

26

inflammation of the muscle or tendon sheath

oversuse of shoulders, wrists and elbows

35% of sonographers affected

Tendonitis

tenosynovitis

27

tenosynovitis of the hand

Dequervain's syndrome

28

most prevelant work injury

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

bursitis/RCT

29

occurs with awkard posture during scanning or lifting heavy objects

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

Thoracic outlet syndrome

30

caused by extended grasping of the transducer

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

trigger finger