C101 - Clinical EMG I: Principles and Practice of NCS and Needle EMG

Event Time: Monday May 6, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG)
Director(s): Ruple Laughlin MD, FAAN
Description: Accurate electrodiagnostic testing and interpretation is based on a solid understanding of functional nerve and muscle anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in addition to technical considerations. This course is the first in a three-part series of complementary courses aimed at enhancing the understanding and application of EMG to clinical practice. Clinical EMG I serves as the basis for understanding the basics of nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography. Technical factors, pitfalls, pattern recognition, and clues to pathophysiology will be highlighted throughout the course. This program complements Clinical EMG II: Case-based Clinical Applications of Nerve Conduction Studies and Needle Electromyography and Clinical EMG III: Nerve Conduction Criteria and Electrodiagnostic Approaches, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding into the origins and acquisition of compound muscle and sensory nerve action potentials, late responses as well as understand the origin of needle EMG waveforms and how auditory pattern recognition assists in spontaneous and voluntary waveform assessment and interpretation
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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