|ASUM CEO, Lyndal Macpherson, recently joined the Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) Design Summit held in the USA to address stopping work-related musculoskeletal disorders resulting from the performance of diagnostic medical ultrasound.
The Alliance brings together all specialties in the USA, with ASUM being the first international with representation from 32 organisations represented and 54 attendees working together to address this debilitating issue. ASUM was proud to be the first international organisation to support and contribute to this alliance. While we understand the reporting of injuries is understated, the alarming statistics show 20% will have career ending injuries. This means we need to do more to ensure we intervene on injuries earlier.
Later in the year we will distribute a global survey that will look at this issue and help us work through a solution.