Course 628 - Hospital Hazards and Solutions: Sonography

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Modules: 3
Hours: 2
Sectors: Healthcare

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Ultrasounds are used by a diagnostic medical sonographer or sonologist to create diagnostic sonographic images. But, sonographers can develop work-related musculoskeletal disorders. This course provides useful ways to limit these in sonography.

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Key Topics

  • Transporting and Positioning Patients
  • Body Posture Concepts
  • Transporting and Positioning Equipment
  • Examination Rooms
  • Use and Orientation of Equipment
  • Using Imaging Supplies
  • Positioning and Adjusting the Exam Table
  • Monitor Placement
  • Positioning and Adjusting Ultrasound Equipment
  • Engineering Controls
  • Adminstrative Controls
  • Work Practice Controls
  • Problem Recognition and Intervention

Target Audience

  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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


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.


1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Clinical Services: Sonography. Retrieved from:

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014a). Sonography: Engineering, Administrative and Work Practice Controls. Retrieved from:

3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014b). Sonography: Transporting Patients and Equipment. Retrieved from:

4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014c). Sonography: Use and Orientation of Ultrasound Equipment. Retrieved from: