What you'll learn

  • Review the basics of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and its indications.

  • Utilize ultrasound-guided interventional skills.

  • Describe musculoskeletal ultrasound utilization in rheumatology, orthopedics, sports medicine, physiatry, pediatrics and pain medicine.

  • Integrate state-of-the-art musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostic and interventional skills to improve patients’ outcomes and procedure accuracy.

  • Implement the current state of musculoskeletal ultrasound billing, certification and credentialing.

Course description

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) is a cutting-edge procedure being utilized to rapidly diagnose and treat a multitude of musculoskeletal disorders. This comprehensive course will cover the most important practical aspects of MSKUS, including step-by-step instruction for diagnostic ultrasound and guided procedures followed by scanning demonstrations with a patient model where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive immediate feedback from our expert faculty. Learners of all levels will receive training on MSKUS utilization and techniques of the upper and lower extremities as well as indications in pediatrics, physiatry and sport medicine.

This intensive and highly interactive course is designed to provide you with the necessary training that you can immediately use in your practice.

-Focused didactic lectures about how to scan each joint in detail, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle

-Scanning demonstration sessions to apply the knowledge learned in the lectures to scan the basic views of all joints including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle joints

-Comprehensive evidence-based, ultrasound- guided procedures and techniques

-Expert-level Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) faculty from multiple specialty practices

-Indications for MSKUS in sports medicine and pediatrics and the relevant nuances in these special populations

This is an accredited, livestreamed course offered by Harvard Medical School and Beth israel Deaconess Medical Center. This course is targeted to Rheumatologists, adult and pediatric, Physiatrists, Orthopedists with an interest in diagnostic MSKUS and procedure guidance, Anesthesiologists with an interest in pain medicine and management, Nurse practitioners and medical assistants in rheumatology or orthopedic practices and Podiatrists.

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Contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu with questions.

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