MOUNT BRYDGES, Ontario, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RedRick Technologies, a provider of ergonomic radiology furniture, monitor mounting solutions and reading room design guidance, has released a new educational infographic that highlights the significant risks to radiologist health and diagnostic accuracy from repetitive stress injuries (RSI). This is part of their ongoing effort to educate radiology and healthcare design leaders about the benefits of applying ergonomic principles to all aspects of reading room design and development.
Recent studies have identified the significant presence of RSI's among radiologists. Because RSI's manifest themselves over time, adopting the behavior that prevents them from occurring requires ongoing use of ergonomic equipment as well as behavioral education and training in their proper use. One recent study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology found that greater than 60% of radiologists, who work long hours in reading environments that are not ergonomically optimized, suffer from neck, back and wrist injuries, as well as visual fatigue. These can lead to reduced productivity, lower quality of life and risks to diagnostic accuracy.
"There is a significant and increasing body of evidence identifying the prevalence of workplace injuries caused by radiologists sedentary reading patterns," says Greg Patrick, president of RedRick Technologies. "We want them to understand that the best position any radiologist can work in is the next position they move to." Greg notes, "Our goal is to foster education to the benefit of imaging providers everywhere, as we find education to be broadly lacking. Whether trying to extend the life of existing furniture or considering the purchase of new, proper adjustment and use are necessary to ensure the benefits it affords are realized."
Links to additional educational ergonomic reading room resources can be found here.
About RedRick Technologies
RedRick Technologies designs, develops, and optimizes reading room environments, and the ergonomic workspaces they synergistically incorporate. You know us best from our sturdy and carefully designed ergonomic workstations and monitor mounting solutions, however, our expertise encompasses space design, environmental control, lighting, and acoustics; all factors that must work together to optimize radiology reading room design. Over the last 12 years we have been helping our clients maximize department productivity, workflow, and space utilization, and ensure reading environments support the operational goals of both Radiology and the healthcare enterprise. Our four-step process ensures you maximize your department's productivity, workflow, and space utilization, through an optimized radiology reading room design. Let RedRick help you realize a reading environment that facilitates your transition from volume-based to value-based imaging. Learn more by contacting us at 1-800-340-9511 and at www.redricktechnologies.com
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