• Continuing Education

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop for the Occupational Medicine Provider

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Registration/Hotel Information

    Course Summary

    Length: Course is ½-day, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and concluding at 5:30 p.m.

    Format: Lecture/discussion, small groups, hands-on skills practice, questions and answers.

    Syllabus: The syllabus will be distributed electronically (no hard copy available). Registrants will receive an email 5-12 days before the course with instructions about how to access and download the digital syllabus file.

    Description: This course is designed for health care providers who are exploring musculoskeletal ultrasound to enhance the evaluation and management of the patients with upper limb injury and complaints. Covering the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints in detail, faculty will present a systematic and focused assessment with ultrasound. The session will include both live scanning and when and how to intervene. Participants will develop ultrasound pattern recognition of the major tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles surrounding these joints. The case discussions will focus on pathologies that are commonly encountered. In addition, the session will cover regenerative medicine topics including percutaneous needle tenotomy, platelet rich plasma, and stem cell therapy.

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

    • Perform and/or interpret musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound examinations.
    • List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for occupational injuries
    • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
    • Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand ultrasound examinations.
    • Identify normal anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
    • Identify the sonographic appearance of commonly seen pathology of the shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand.
    • Demonstrate the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and ultrasound-guided interventions and describe "in-plane" and "out of plane" injections/aspiration techniques using inanimate phantoms.
    • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

    Target Audience
    You should attend this course if you are:

    • A physician or resident interested in learning about using ultrasound to diagnose upper-limb complaints.

    Michael Schaefer, MD
    Kristine Robinson, MD
    Keziah Sully, MD
    Bharat Patel, MD
    Yusef Sayeed, MD, MPH, MEng, CPH, CMRO, CME, COHC, EIT, DABPM

    Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 3.75 ABPM MOC credits.
    ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies:

    • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Professionalism

    Tuition: Includes course materials, break and CME/MOC credits

    ACOEM Member:  $330
    Non-member: $430
    Resident/Retired/Student Member: $260


    Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org.