SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 28,000 sonographers and sonography students.
The SDMS provides opportunities to earn and offer continuing medical education (CME). We also have educational resources for the sonography community.
The SDMS offers resources for the sonography industry.
The SDMS supports credentialing for sonographers and provides representation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the sonography profession.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
The SDMS provides various products for the sonography community.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. The SDMS, with over 28,000 members, is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
On October 3, 2008 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a news release announcing the availability of a new Sonography eTool designed to help sonographers reduce their risk from work-related musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD’s). This work product is the result of a collaborative effort between OSHA and the SDMS, and was produced, in part, as a result of SDMS’s participation as an OSHA Alliance partner. Joan Baker, MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS, who served as the Society’s lead representative on the OSHA/SDMS Alliance, and chaired the Sonography eTool development group, described the Sonography eTool as; “A very comprehensive and robust source of information for helping sonographers reduce their risk of WRMSD”.
Further, Baker states; “The Sonography eTool addresses the responsibilities of both the employer and employee in reducing WRMSD rates in the sonographer population, and states very clearly what are considered to be the acceptable ergonomic and appropriate room and equipment setups for sonographers to perform their work. The availability of the Sonography eTool also makes it possible for sonographers to direct their employers to this government document as a credible and reliable source of information.”
You can access the OSHA Hospital eTool Sonography Module on the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/sonography/sonography.html.
Preventing Occupational Injury Among Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
SDMS/OSHA Form Alliance for Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ended its alliance with the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) which was created to protect sonographers' health and safety, particularly by reducing or preventing work-related musculoskeletal injuries.
“Through the Alliance, we have shared expertise and information on safety and health issues through OSHA's exhibiting at SDMS conferences and SDMS representatives providing input to OSHA during the development of the Agency's Sonography Module of the OSHA Hospital eTool,” stated Steven F. Witt, Director of Cooperative and State Programs.
“While the agreement is [ending] … OSHA looks forward to continuing to work together with SDMS to address workplace safety and health issues through other collaborative efforts, including SDMS's continued participation on the editorial board of the OSHA Hospital eTool,” stated Witt.
OSHA created the Alliance Program to enable organizations committed to safety and health to work with OSHA to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace. OSHA and Alliance Program participants work together to reach out to, educate, and lead the nation’s employers and their employees in advancing workplace safety and health.
SDMS Responds to Major Workforce Issue
A whitepaper provided by Siemens Medical, discusses work related musculoskeletal disorders.
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