SDMS News Releases
- FOCUS on the Future
Beginning April 1, 2006, the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) will no longer offer continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Instead, SDMS will continue to focus on its status as a recognized continuing medical education provider for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- SDMS and OSHA Sign Alliance on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
On October 26, 2004, the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) and the occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed a formal Alliance in Washington D.C. in an effort to reduce and prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD).
- SDMS Elects Six New Board Members
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is pleased to announce its newly elected Board of Director members.
- Industry Standards for the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonography
Industry standards for the prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs) are now available thanks to the efforts of professionals from key constituencies within the diagnostic medical sonography field. These include professional organizations and equipment manufacturers, as well as credentialing, accreditation, and governmental agencies. Members of these groups attended a consensus conference hosted by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) in Dallas, Texas on May 13-14, 2003. Joan P. Baker, MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS, chaired this project to develop risk-reducing industry standards that serve to address the multifaceted problem of WRMSDs in sonography.
- SDMS Responds to Major Workforce Issue
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) hosted a Consensus Conference on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) in Sonography on May 13-14, 2003 in Dallas, Texas. Joan P. Baker, MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS, chaired this project to develop risk-reducing industry standards that serve to address the multifaceted problem of WRMSD in sonography. These industry standards address the role of employees, employers, educators, medical facilities, and equipment manufacturers in reducing the incidence/impact of these injuries on the workforce. These industry standards will also assist all stakeholders in making informed decisions. The final industry standards will be disseminated worldwide.
- Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
Recognizing the importance of increasing public awareness of medical ultrasound and promoting its value in health care, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) have joined together to sponsor Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month in October 2003. [more...]