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Escape the Day Without Injury

Contributed on July 14, 2023, last updated September 29, 2023.



Jane Brazeau-St Germain, MMUS, CRGS, CRVS, RDMS, RVT, MRIT, Algonquin College

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Recognize ergonomics and safe practice in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize proper ergonomics as they relate to the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
  2. Distinguish between optimal and sub-optimal body posture, equipment position/tools used to decrease the risk of injury while performing sonograms.
  3. Choose the optimal/suboptimal position for scanning in sonography.

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.


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St Germain J. Escape the Day Without Injury. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2023. Available from

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Target Learners




Medical Laboratory Science


Undergraduate / post-secondary

Fields / Disciplines:

Medical Labratory

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