Ultrasound Skills

MEPA – Ultrasound session

Part 1: Theory

Theoretical content outlines :

  • Knowledge of physics and principles of medical ultrasound.
  • Knowledge of musculoskeletal and spine anatomy.
  • Knowledge of ultrasound equipment and its handling.
  • Knowledge of patient safety during the procedures (sterility, preparation, equipment).
  • Knowledge of the proper image documentation.
  • Excellent knowledge of the different pain syndromes due to cancer.
  • Excellent knowledge of the guidelines for the treatment of cancer pain.
  • Practical knowledge of taking the history and physical examination of the cancer patient.
  • Competence in clinical reasoning and making a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan.
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of the pharmacological and interventional therapeutic pain modalities.
  • Knowledge of palliative care.
  • Knowledge of cancer palliative care at home.
  • Excellent knowledge of the different chronic pain syndromes.
  • Excellent knowledge of the guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Practical knowledge of taking the history and physical examination of the patient with chronic pain.
  • Competence in clinical reasoning and making a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan.
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of the pharmacological and interventional therapeutic pain modalities
  • Knowledge of alternative treatment modalities (rehabilitation, neurosurgery, neurology, psychological interventions and physical therapy)
  • Knowledge about the organization of a multidisciplinary pain treatment.
  • Cervical medial branch block.
  • Cervical medial branch block.
  • Cervical selective nerve root block.
  • Thoracic medial branch/facet joint block.
  • Lumbar medial branch/facet joint block.
  • Lumbar selective nerve root block.
  • Subarachnoid injection.
  • Caudal epidural injection.
  • Sacroiliac joint injection.
  • Cervical sympathetic trunk.
  • Suprascapular nerve.
  • Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve.
  • Greater occipital nerve.
  • Median nerve at wrist Ulnar nerve at cubital canal.
  • Intercostal nerve.
  • Saphenous nerve above knee.
  • Tibial nerve at tarsal canal.
  • Pudendal nerve.
  • AC joint.
  • AC joint.
  • Bicep tendon (peri).
  • Glenohumeral Joint (any approach).
  • Subdeltoid bursa.
  • Elbow joint Medial or lateral epicondylosis tendon sheath injection/fenestration.
  • First MCP joint (hand).
  • Piriformis injection.
  • Hip joint injection.
  • Trochanteric bursa injection, Sub. G-Max, Medius and Minimus.
  • Knee joint injection.
  • Distal ITB peritendon injection.
  • Tibiotalar joint injection.
  • Subtalar joint injection.
  • First MTP injection (foot)

Part 2: Practical

Practical content outlines :

  • Cervical medial branch block 2
  • Cervical selective nerve root block
  • Thoracic facet joint block
  • Lumbar medial branch/facet joint block
  • Caudal epidural injection
  • Suprascapular nerve
  • Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve
  • Pudendal nerve
  • Ulnar nerve at cubital canal
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous block
  • AC joint
  • Glenohumeral Joint (any approach)
  • Knee joint injection
  • Tibiotalar joint injection
  • Bicep tendon (peri)
  • Subdeltoid bursa
  • Medial or lateral epicondylosis tendon sheath injection/fenestration
  • Piriformis injection
  • Trochanteric bursa injection, Sub. GMax, Medius and Minimus
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