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C120 - Mastering EMG Waveform Recognition Skills in Just Two Hours!

Event Time: Tuesday April 25, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG)
Director(s): Devon Rubin MD, FAAN
Description: Interpretation of EMG studies relies on the ability to accurately identify and interpret normal and abnormal spontaneous activity and changes in motor unit potentials (MUP) that occur in neuromuscular diseases. Mastering accurate and efficient EMG waveform identification requires learning skills of pattern recognition and auditory semi-quantitation. Once these skills are learned, EMG diagnostic efficiency and accuracy can be enhanced with appropriate practice. This interactive session will teach attendees methods used to identify EMG waveforms using an interactive, audience participation approach. Attendees will learn and practice the methods of auditory pattern recognition and semi-quantitation with focus on MUP recruitment, as well as recognition of other MUP parameters including stability, phases, and duration. Examples of spontaneous EMG waveforms and MUP abnormalities will be shown through case examples to test waveform recognition skills.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to recognize the auditory firing patterns of EMG waveforms; understand the significance of abnormal recruitment changes in motor unit potential in diseases; recognize morphologic MUP changes according to the temporal course of a neuromuscular disease; learn to identify common and uncommon abnormal spontaneous EMG waveforms; and correlate EMG abnormalities with underlying neuromuscular diseases.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM You Make the Call! Interactive Audience Quiz of Unknown EMG Waveforms Devon Rubin MD, FAAN 


Speaker Disclosure
Devon I. Rubin, MD, FAAN Dr. Rubin has received royalty, license fees, or contractual rights payments from AAN, AANEM.

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