Ultrasound Ergonomics: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Oct 10, 2019 12:00PM to Oct 10, 2019 01:00PM

Sonographers are currently under increasing demands. The increasing workload and difficulty of the exams compounded by staff shortages and fewer resources has pushed our bodies to limits never seen before. We now need to make our bodies more effective and flexible on a day-to-day basis. Are we all ready to change bad habits? This webinar aims to shine a light on what we are doing wrong and finding easy efficient ways to counteract the physical demands of our jobs. After all, a happy body yields a happier mind and who doesn’t want that?



Stephanie Shiplo: BMRSc, CRGS, DMS, RVT, RMSKS

Stephanie Shiplo has been a Sonographer since 2009. She attended the University of McMaster in Hamilton, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Radiation Sciences and a Diploma in the discipline of Ultrasound. Stephanie has been working in the field of Sonography within a variety of settings. Her early career began at STL Diagnostic Imaging. This provided her with experience in the field of mobile ultrasound, including long term care facilities and maximum security correctional centers where she gained valuable skills in MSK Ultrasound. She also was involved in teaching novice Sonographers vascular Ultrasound protocols at the bedside. Stephanie then moved to Dundas Medical Imaging, where she performed Musculoskeletal Ultrasound examinations on McMaster University athletes. Within this setting, she also had the opportunity to train new members of the team in MSK Ultrasound. She then concurrently worked between Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington and Brantford General Hospital. A new opportunity arose which lead her to Calgary, where she lead a young ultrasound team as Unit Supervisor at the South Health Campus Hospital. She helped develop standard protocols for MSK in the acute care setting and helped train the new radiology residents in the field of Sonography. Stephanie now resides in the Hamilton Area where she works at the Hamilton General Hospital. Stephanie has worked as a volunteer for the OAMRS, as the Hamilton-Niagara Section chair in the past and currently sits on the Board of Directors.  

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