Impact of a simulation-based ergonomics training curriculum on work-related musculoskeletal injury risk in colonoscopy

Post written by Rishad Khan, MD, and Samir C. Grover, MD, MEd, from the Division of Gastroenterology and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The focus of our study was a curriculum designed to teach novice endoscopists about ergonomics during colonoscopy. The …

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Editor’s Choice- Musculoskeletal injuries related to endoscopy

Associate Editor Dr. John Saltzman highlights this article "Prevalence and risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries related to endoscopy" by Ridtitid et al as February's Editor's Choice. This article documents among endoscopists the high rate of work-related injuries. In a survey of 684 endoscopists who belong to the ASGE, the authors' found that 362 (53%) experienced …

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