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Ergonomics in endoscopy

Ergonomics in endoscopy is a crucial consideration for healthcare professionals performing these procedures. It involves optimizing the work environment and equipment to enhance operator comfort, minimize physical strain, and improve overall performance. Proper ergonomic design encompasses factors such as adjustable equipment height, comfortable handgrips, and adequate visual displays, aiming to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and operator fatigue. Implementation of ergonomic principles not only prioritizes the well-being of endoscopists but also contributes to procedural efficiency, ultimately enhancing patient care and safety in the field of endoscopy.

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Mahmoud Omar

Professor Emeritus, Consultant and Clinical Director, Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy Department, New Mowasat Hospital, Salmiya, Kuwait

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Ergonomics in endoscopy is a crucial consideration for healthcare professionals performing these procedures. It involves optimizing the work environment and equipment to enhance operator comfort, minimize physical strain, and improve overall performance. Proper ergonomic design encompasses factors such as adjustable equipment height, comfortable handgrips, and adequate visual displays, aiming to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and operator fatigue. Implementation of ergonomic principles not only prioritizes the well-being of endoscopists but also contributes to procedural efficiency, ultimately enhancing patient care and safety in the field of endoscopy.