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Preliminary study of ergonomic behavior during simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia using a head-mounted display.

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Udani, AD; Harrison, TK; Howard, SK; Kim, TE; Brock-Utne, JG; Gaba, DM; Mariano, ER
Published in: J Ultrasound Med
August 2012

A head-mounted display provides continuous real-time imaging within the practitioner's visual field. We evaluated the feasibility of using head-mounted display technology to improve ergonomics in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in a simulated environment. Two anesthesiologists performed an equal number of ultrasound-guided popliteal-sciatic nerve blocks using the head-mounted display on a porcine hindquarter, and an independent observer assessed each practitioner's ergonomics (eg, head turning, arching, eye movements, and needle manipulation) and the overall block quality based on the injectate spread around the target nerve for each procedure. Both practitioners performed their procedures without directly viewing the ultrasound monitor, and neither practitioner showed poor ergonomic behavior. Head-mounted display technology may offer potential advantages during ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.

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J Ultrasound Med

DOI

EISSN

1550-9613

Publication Date

August 2012

Volume

31

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1277 / 1280

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Visual Perception
  • Visual Acuity
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Swine
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Reaction Time
  • Pilot Projects
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Nerve Block
 

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Udani, A. D., Harrison, T. K., Howard, S. K., Kim, T. E., Brock-Utne, J. G., Gaba, D. M., & Mariano, E. R. (2012). Preliminary study of ergonomic behavior during simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia using a head-mounted display. J Ultrasound Med, 31(8), 1277–1280. https://doi.org/10.7863/jum.2012.31.8.1277
Udani, Ankeet D., T Kyle Harrison, Steven K. Howard, T Edward Kim, John G. Brock-Utne, David M. Gaba, and Edward R. Mariano. “Preliminary study of ergonomic behavior during simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia using a head-mounted display.J Ultrasound Med 31, no. 8 (August 2012): 1277–80. https://doi.org/10.7863/jum.2012.31.8.1277.
Udani AD, Harrison TK, Howard SK, Kim TE, Brock-Utne JG, Gaba DM, et al. Preliminary study of ergonomic behavior during simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia using a head-mounted display. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Aug;31(8):1277–80.
Udani, Ankeet D., et al. “Preliminary study of ergonomic behavior during simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia using a head-mounted display.J Ultrasound Med, vol. 31, no. 8, Aug. 2012, pp. 1277–80. Pubmed, doi:10.7863/jum.2012.31.8.1277.
Udani AD, Harrison TK, Howard SK, Kim TE, Brock-Utne JG, Gaba DM, Mariano ER. Preliminary study of ergonomic behavior during simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia using a head-mounted display. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Aug;31(8):1277–1280.

Published In

J Ultrasound Med

DOI

EISSN

1550-9613

Publication Date

August 2012

Volume

31

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1277 / 1280

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Visual Perception
  • Visual Acuity
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Swine
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Reaction Time
  • Pilot Projects
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Nerve Block