Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Injections in an MSK Practice

Date of Original Release: 10/21/2005
This edition valid for credit through: 10/21/2018

Video Length: 0:53:00
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Codes:
Online Video - OV-UPNI
DVD - VL-UPNI

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Topics & Objectives

Topics:

  • Indications for peripheral nerve injections
  • Transducer selection and image optimization
  • Nerve anatomy
  • Ultrasound characteristics
  • Pre-procedural considerations
  • Needle selection and injection techniques
  • Upper Extremity Ultrasound-Guided procedures: suprascapular nerve injection, neuropathy of the upper extremity - median nerve, radial nerve, radial tunnel syndrome, posterior interosseous nerve entrapment, radial nerve branches, cubital tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel injection, ulnar nerve block, carpal tunnel injection, ulnar neuropathy at Guyon's canal, peripheral nerve tumor, and median nerve hamartoma
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Injections: Stump neuromas, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block, common peroneal neuropathy, common peroneal nerve hydro-dissection, tibia-fibular joint ganglia, superficial peroneal neuropathy, deep peroneal neuropathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome, tibial nerve, Baxter's neuropathy, lateral plantar nerve injection, and Morton's neuroma injection

Objectives

Upon completion of this enduring material activity, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations
  2. List indications for performing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve injections for MSK applications
  3. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve injections for MSK applications.
  4. Identify normal nerve ultrasound characteristics
  5. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy
Target Audience
This enduring material is designed for the sonographers, physicians, or other medical professional performing MSK ultrasound. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): radiology, sports medicine, orthopedics, rheumatology, PM & R.
Course Instructors

Shane Shapiro

MD, RMSK

Sports & Orthopedic Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Assistant Professor, Jacksonville, Florida
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

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, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 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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