Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound: Diagnostic and Interventional Applications
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerves and Focal Neuropathies
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections and Principles of Hydro-dissection
  • Pathology of the Brachial Plexus and Shoulder Nerves
  • Pathology of the Radial and Ulnar Nerves
  • Injection Techniques for Shoulder, Radial and Ulnar Nerves
  • Pathology of the Median Nerve
  • Injection Techniques for the Median and Ulnar Nerves
  • Pathology of the Hip Nerves
  • Injection Techniques for the Hip Nerves
  • Pathology of the Knee Nerves
  • Pathology of the Foot and Ankle Nerves
  • Challenging Cases

Date of Original Release: 3/22/2018
This edition valid for credit through: 3/22/2021

Price:  $800.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-PNU171
13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Topics & Objectives

Topics

  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerves and Focal Neuropathies
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections and Principles of Hydro-dissection
  • Pathology of the Brachial Plexus and Shoulder Nerves
  • Pathology of the Radial and Ulnar Nerves
  • Injection Techniques for Shoulder, Radial and Ulnar Nerves
  • Pathology of the Median Nerve
  • Injection Techniques for the Median and Ulnar Nerves
  • Pathology of the Hip Nerves
  • Injection Techniques for the Hip Nerves
  • Pathology of the Knee Nerves
  • Pathology of the Foot and Ankle Nerves
  • Challenging Cases

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  • Increase the participants’ knowledge to perform and/or interpret peripheral nerve ultrasound examinations.
  • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
  • Recognize anatomy and ultrasound characteristics of the nerves and surrounding tissue to assist with management of focal neuropathies.
  • Assess and diagnose focal neuropathies using high frequency ultrasound techniques.
  • Identify common and challenging nerves using high frequency ultrasound.
  • Outline the standard approach for common and uncommon peripheral nerve blocks and interventions.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic and treatment accuracy.
Target Audience
Physicians, clinicians, and sonographers involved with performing diagnostic ultrasound and/or interventional techniques relating to peripheral nerves of the upper and lower extremity. Participants may include (but are not limited to) PM&R, sports medicine orthopedics, anesthesia, family practice, neurology,and rheumatology.
Course Instructors

Jeffrey Strakowski

MD

McConnell Spine, Sport, & Joint Physicians, Columbus, Ohio
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Shane Shapiro

MD, RMSK

Sports & Orthopedic Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Assistant Professor, Jacksonville, Florida
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Jay Smith

MD, FACSM, RMSK

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Dept of PM&R and Sports Medicine , Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Rochester, MN, Relationship(s) to disclose: Consultant: Andrews-Paulos Institute, Tenex
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Chris Visco

MD, FAAPMR, RMSK

No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ethan Rand

MD

No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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