Carolyn Coffin of Sound Ergonomics Works with Oakworks Medical to Develop Ergonomic Ultrasound Equipment
Industry leaders collaborate to add ergonomic medical tables for vascular and cardio sonographers to Oakworks Medical Equipment line, designed to limit injury and prolong careers.
New Freedom, PA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012
Carolyn Coffin of Sound Ergonomics announced today the company’s involvement in the development of ergonomic medical tables with Oakworks Medical. Numerous studies have shown that ergonomically correct work postures are important for reducing the risk for occupational injury, and proper posture is much easier to achieve with the right workstation equipment. Not only is it important for the ultrasound system to have multiple adjustable features, but the exam room chair and table must be adjustable as well.
“In our search for economical, ergonomic and user-friendly medical exam tables, we joined with Oakworks Medical to design a line of ultrasound exam tables with numerous features that address the needs of sonographers in all specialties” Carolyn Coffin stated. Oakworks Medical ultrasound tables are configurable to meet the needs of the sonographer and have many unique features designed to support ergonomically correct work positions. The relationship with Oakworks Medical continues to grow with periodic reviews of table designs, leading to improvements to present features and identification of additional features needed for the ever-changing ultrasound technology landscape. Recently two new additions to the medical table line have addressed the needs of vascular and cardio sonographers. The new vascular model features a combination of several unique features to permit comfortable scanning for vascular reflux. The combination of reverse trendelenburg and powered fowler create conditions similar to standing, and the new split foot board with variable height permits weight bearing on one leg with safety. The Patent Pending Sliding Cardio Panel allows sonographers to adjust the size of the cut-out in the table to fit the size of the patient and is available in powered and manual versions. Carolyn went on to say “The adjustability and multiple features available on our exam tables by Oakworks Medical help us address poor work postures that result from sonographers working with tables that are not specifically designed for their exams.”
Sound Ergonomics was founded in 2000 to research and address the increasing incidence of occupational injury in medical imaging, particularly in ultrasound. Our consultants, Joan Baker & Carolyn Coffin, have a combined experience of over 60 years in medical imaging and over 15 years experience in ergonomics. Sound Ergonomics, LLC provides work site assessments and the development of ergonomic programs for diagnostic imaging professionals. The consultation and training that is provided is unique to the healthcare profession. Additionally, exercise programs, adaptive equipment products and equipment recommendations for environmental solutions are available and are specific to the needs of medical and veterinary practitioners. The mission of Sound Ergonomics, LLC is to support the community of allied health professionals, and to develop and preserve the health and safety of these professionals.
For more information about Sound Ergonomics, visit http://www.soundergonomics.com/
Since 1977, Oakworks has been committed to providing safe, durable, comfortable and ergonomic medical tables, spa tables, physical therapy tables, athletic training tables, massage tables and positioning accessories to industries supporting the health and wellbeing of people all over the globe.
Since its inception over 30 years ago in South Central Pennsylvania, OAKWORKS® has been committed to creating products that promote comfort, relaxation, and healing for individuals receiving therapeutic treatments. Currently employing over 100 talented and committed men and women, in a modern 91,000 sq. foot facility located in New Freedom Pennsylvania, Oakworks is capable of producing more than 250 superior quality, rigorously tested pieces of equipment a day – equipment sold in all 50 US states and through a network of distributors in 35 countries worldwide.
For more information, visit http://www.oakworksmed.com
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