Impact of COVID-19 on Australasian Sonographers
The ASA is financially supporting the University of South Australia in undertaking a research project on 'What is the impact of COVID-19 on the Australasian sonographic community captured at three time points during the pandemic?' COVID-19 significantly impacted the sonography profession and it is important for the profession that we capture this impact with regards to reductions in work hours, diversification of duties, incidences of cessation of certain scans, protocol changes and wellbeing.
The full extent of the effects may assist in the formation of future guidelines and protocols.
Survey One Conclusion: Scan numbers were affected by COVID-19 as were sonographers' work hours
Survey One data was captured during May 2020 and was presented at the ASA Virtual Conference 2020 and published in the Sonography journal on 28 May 2021.
Click here to view: The initial impact of COVID-19 on Australasian Sonographers Part 1: Changes in scan numbers and sonographer work hours
When will results for Survey Two be available?
Survey Two data was captured during October 2020 and was presented at the ASA Hybrid Conference 2021 and will be published in the September issue of the Sonography journal.
When will Survey Three data be collected?
Survey Three will open in October 2021.