Ergonomics - Life as a Vascular Ultrasound Student
 
One thing about this profession is you must be aware of your posture, having the proper ergonomics is crucial when performing the different types of studies. Unfortunately, I am only 5 foot 2 and most of my patients will be bigger than me considering I am the size of a walnut. When performing bilateral exams, I tend to use my right hand since I am right-handed. I make sure I adjust the bed properly and I always tell my patients to move more towards me so I avoid from reaching over too far over the patient. This also avoids extreme flexion or deviation of my hand, awkward posture, or discomfort. The last thing I want to develop from my job is back pain or carpel tunnel syndrome. Off to watch Rachel Zoe, my inspiration for new wardrobe. “Style is Personal but Taste Isn’t" - The Rachel Zoe Team

Manny
10/23/2011 00:19:05

Great idea dude. :) Ergonomics is super importante. :)

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Chris
10/26/2011 11:30:16

Great write up, i think ergonomics should be understood in any profession. great work!

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Anthony
11/2/2011 11:41:26

Excellent blog Michelle. The last thing yo want is to have a bad back because that pain never seems to go away. Trust me, I know.

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1/25/2012 05:04:07

THX for info

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Thanks for data

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3/25/2012 16:00:34

Many thanks for data

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8/16/2012 15:09:31

you may be right on those publish

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9/24/2012 22:02:25

good post

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