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GCUS Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound: Interventional & Neurology Applications 2021 (Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute) (Videos + Exam-mode Quiz)


The Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound: Interventional & Neurology Applications online course is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to the use of ultrasound for the assessment and treatment of peripheral nerves including diagnostic and therapeutic applications for neurology-based and interventional-based specialty applications. The interventional-based topics includes a comprehensive discussion of the sonographic appearance and recognition of upper and lower limb peripheral nerves, ultrasound guided injection techniques for peripheral nerve injections, and regenerative medicine procedures. The neurology-based topics are designed for practitioners interested in the comprehensive approach to diagnostic ultrasound for peripheral nerves and other neuromuscular conditions. The use of diagnostic ultrasound in conjunction with electrophysiologic techniques and the sonographic appearance of muscle for both diagnostic assessment and identification for chemodenervation are also reviewed.


Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and / or interpret peripheral nerve ultrasound exams.
State the fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
Recognize anatomy and ultrasound characteristics of the nerves and surrounding tissue to assist with management of focal neuropathies.
Assess and diagnose focal neuropathies using high frequency ultrasound techniques.
Identify common and challenging nerves using high frequency ultrasound
Outline the standard approach for common and uncommon peripheral nerve blocks and interventions.
Recognize muscle echo texture and anatomical localization for diagnostic purposes and therapeutic injections, including chemodenervation.
Increase confidence to perform diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve procedures.
Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Any clinician, sonographer or other medical professional who has a desire to learn how to perform and interpret advanced musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve ultrasound techniques and interventional procedures of the upper and lower limbs. Physician participants may include: Neurology, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, PM&R, Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Regenerative Medicine, and other MSK related fields. NP’s, PA’s, Physical therapists, sonographers, and other medical professionals may attend.


Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
Introduction to the Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerves
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Brachial Plexus/Shoulder Nerves: Normal & Pathology
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Radial, Ulnar, and Median nerves: Normal & Pathology
Demonstration: Upper Extremity Nerves
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Knee Nerves (Normal and Pathology)
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Foot & Ankle Nerves (Normal and Pathology)
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hip Nerves: Normal & pathology
Peripheral Nerves: Trauma and Tumors
Demonstration: Lower Extremity Nerves
Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Procedures
Advanced Nerve Injections, Releases, & Possibilities
Neuromuscular Ultrasound
Chemodenervation Procedures: Guidance & Localization
Challenging Peripheral Nerve Cases

Date of Original Release: 9/15/2021