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The Brachial Plexus (Second Edition)

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Course Description

This program is worth up to 1.0 CME credits.

In clinical practice, neurologists must have a working knowledge of the brachial plexus in order to render a correct diagnosis based when a patient presents with signs or symptoms in one upper extremity. While many neurologists believe that the brachial plexus is complicated and difficult to understand, there is an approach that makes it easy to remember. It is important that neurologists have a working knowledge of the brachial plexus anatomy and physiology in order to distinguish upper extremity mononeuropathies from plexopathies and radiculopathies. This course provides learners with visual aids and mnemonic devices that will facilitate comprehension and recall. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify the anatomy and physiology of the brachial plexus and the diagnostic tests used to confirm the correct diagnosis.

Up to 1.0 CME credit


Members: FREE $29.00*
Nonmembers: $49.00

*Free access is limited to one course at a time for eligible members.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program the learner will:

  • Identify the anatomy of the brachial plexus
  • State the purpose of the brachial plexus structure
  • Recognize and label the components that comprise the brachial plexus
  • Diagnose mononeuropathy, plexopathy and radiculopathy
  • Recognize the use of electrodiagnostic studies as a means of confirming clinical diagnosis

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge

Date of Release

January 29, 2016

This module is eligible for CME credits for three years from the release date.

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Faculty & Disclosures

Professor and Chairman of Neurology
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Beaumont Health System
Royal Oak, Michigan
*Dr. Menkes has nothing to disclose.

Editor, NeuroLearn

University of Utah Department of Neurology
Salt Lake City, Utah
*Dr. Smith has received personal compensation for activities with Allergan, Baxter Bioscience, Merz, Pfizer and NeurogesX as a consultant..

NeuroLearn Staff:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Maureen Holtzman, Senior Manager, Education
*Ms. Holtzman has nothing to disclose.

Robert Rook, Program Manager, Digital Education Resources
*Mr. Rook has nothing to disclose.

Tracy King, MA, Associate Director, Education
*Ms. King has nothing to disclose.

Jodi Brenden Amir, Program Manager, Distance Learning
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Susan Rodmyre, Senior Director, Education
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Kurt Wiersma, Senior Manager, Web Development
*Mr. Wiersma has nothing to disclose.

*Relationship Disclosure

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