Sonographer-performed MSK injections
The ASA has commissioned the University of South Australia Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) to undertake a research project: Evaluation of sonographer administered ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections at three pilot sites in south-east Queensland.
The research evaluates the benefits of sonographers administering ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections to patients in radiology clinics under the direction of a radiologist.
The specific aims are to assess:
- the impact sonographer administered musculoskeletal injections have on patient safety
- the impact sonographer administered musculoskeletal injections have on the patient.
The project is estimated to be completed in 2021.