Physical ergonomics in peripheral nerve block

Shahridan Mohd Fathil, Muhamad Rasydan Abdul Ghani, Kung Yen Chen, Pinhsin Lee, Jin De Hou, Jui An Lin

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The understanding of ergonomics is a vital competency for all peripheral nerve block oper-ators. The essence of physical ergonomics for peripheral nerve block procedures can be summarised into three significant components: brain, musculoskeletal and needling. The first component includes strategies to optimise visuospatial neuroprocessing using equipment configuration. The second component reflects the careful planning of posture and position to improve procedural technique and reduce physical fatigue. The final component focuses on strategies to achieve needle beam alignment for optimal needle visualisation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9736
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2021


  • Ergonomics
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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