Course 628 - Hospital Hazards and Solutions: Sonography

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Hi, and welcome to the course. If you are a safety manager, supervisor, committee member, or someone who is entering into the occupational safety and health field, this course will help you understand your important responsibilities.

Here's how it works (Read this... it's important!)

  1. Study each course module. Just click on the course "Modules" tab above to get started. It take about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the quiz.

  2. Complete each module quiz. Each quiz is 5-10 questions. When you submit the quiz, a new web page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next module. There is no need to wait! No hurry either. You are in control of the pace of learning.

  3. If you have questions as you study, just send us an email.

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  5. Complete and submit the final course exam.
    • Final exams consist of 15 questions.
    • To meet OSHA requirements, you must pass the final exam with at least a 70% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
    • Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.

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Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on "Introduction" above.

Course Introduction

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During patient evaluations, a high frequency ultrasound may be used by a diagnostic medical sonographer or sonologist to create diagnostic sonographic images.

As sonographers work with ultrasound equipment they may be at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Sonographers with heavy workloads or those who have been in the profession for many years are particularly at risk.

According to the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), sonographers on average experience pain or MSDs within 5 years of entering the profession.

This course will provide ways for employees to limit MSDs in sonography. You will also learn the best ways to transport and position patients to prevent injuries.

Course Components

Once you complete this course, you will have knowledge of the following components:

  • transporting patients
  • positioning patients
  • body posture concepts
  • use of orientation and equipment
  • using ultrasound imaging equipment
  • engineering, administrative, and work practice controls

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Transporting Patients and Equipment
  2. Use and Orientation of Equipment
  3. Engineering, Administrative, and Work Practice Controls

Course 628 Final Exam

Congratulations on finishing the coursework! To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum score of 70%. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students. We do provide missed-question module section references for study should you wish to retake the exam.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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Course 628 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Endnotes

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Clinical Services: Sonography. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/sonography.html

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014a). Sonography: Engineering, Administrative and Work Practice Controls. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/administrative.html

3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014b). Sonography: Transporting Patients and Equipment. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/moving.html

4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014c). Sonography: Use and Orientation of Ultrasound Equipment. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/using_transducer.html