Health and Safety

Survey on Sonographer Ergonomics

You are invited to participate in a survey of sonographer ergonomics being conducted by Michael Cursaro from Royal Adelaide Hospital. This is a fantastic project he is working on, which I hope will lead to a cultural change about how we view sonography-related injuries.

Additional information can be found below or click directly to the survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sonography_ergonomic_profile

Invitation to participate in survey on sonographer ergonomics

My name is Michael Cursaro – I am a senior sonographer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Improving the work health and safety of our profession is a passion of mine, and I am currently conducting a survey – “Sonography ergonomic profile in Australia and New Zealand”.

As we know, the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in the sonography profession is well documented – these can range from transient discomfort to permanent disability. We would like to gain an understanding of the ergonomic profile of sonographers operating across Australia and New Zealand. Do current working conditions align with published ergonomic recommendations? Do conditions vary between states? What recommendations can we give to sonographers and their managers? Are there any novel OH&S strategies that can be disseminated across practices? We hope to answer these questions.

I am writing to invite your voluntary participation in this survey.

As an added incentive, we are giving away 10x $50 Coles-Myer vouchers at random to sonographers who complete the survey (Aust only).
The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. You may skip questions or withdraw at any point.

This project has ethics approval and your responses will remain anonymous. The study data will be kept separate from personal identifiable information. Personal identification will allow distribution of vouchers to the randomly selected 10 respondents.

If you have any further questions, you are welcome to email me:
Michael.Cursaro@sa.gov.au

You can access the survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sonography_ergonomic_profile

Thank you for your time!

Michael Cursaro
Cardiology, Royal Adelaide Hospital

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