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Presented by the UC San Diego School of Medicine, this comprehensive and in-depth musculoskeletal sonography program will provide effective clinical education in preparation for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) exams for RMSK® sonography certification and the RMSKS™ credential. The program offers participants an introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) and includes relevant material on shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist, knee, hip, ankle and foot. Participants will be able to identify a broad range of both common and atypical pathologies that are identified by sonographic imaging. Course materials is a compilation of the most relevant information needed to perform MSKUS examinations systematically, identify image artifacts, provide interpretation algorithms, and recognize pathology; thus providing a knowledge base essential to the optimal practice of MSKUS. Participants will be familiarized with the principles of ultrasound guided procedures including their mechanics and ergonomics, altogether enhancing accuracy of diagnosis and treatment.

The program is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, sonographers and all other allied health professionals wishing to increase their knowledge of MSKUS, prepare for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) exams for RMSK® & RMSKS™ certification, extend their capabilities for incorporation of MSKUS into clinical care, or initiate their education in in this area.

Registry reviews include: Detailed and systematic anatomy presentation and review coupled with comprehensive scan protocols. Pathology is presented in clear, concise fashion to be understood and recognized. All content is relevant to the ARDMS® test content outline and AIUM guidelines for documentation and guided procedures. Full upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist) and lower extremity (hip, knee, foot/ankle) presentations as well as ultrasound guided procedures. An ultrasound physics and instrumentation section is included.

This program is offered once annually, and is held in San Diego, California at the Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center at UC San Diego Health.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, sonographers and all other allied health professionals who wish to extend their capabilities into this area and/or interested in MSKUS who have acquired the minimum 150 diagnostic ultrasound examinations performed in the clinical setting.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Describe shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist anatomy, ultrasound scan technique, pathology, anatomic variants, and ultrasound guided procedures of the upper extremity.
  • Describe hip, knee, foot/ankle anatomy, ultrasound scan technique, pathology, anatomic variants, and ultrasound guided procedures of the lower extremity.
  • Describe ultrasound physics and instrumentation.

Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center at UC San Diego Health

The Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center has cared for patients with hemophilia since its founding in 1989. It later became one of approximately 130 federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Centers, with a mandate to reach out to all patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders in the community in order to improve and specialize their care, as well as to ensure and afford access to life-saving clotting factors.

The mission of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center is to provide state-of-the art care to our patients with a team of specialized and highly trained physicians, nurses, physical therapists and social workers. This includes:

  • Access to and appropriate use of clotting factors
  • All-around medical care focused on the needs of adolescent, adult, and aging patients with hemophilia, including care for hemophilic arthropathy, osteoporosis, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In addition, the center works closely with the Owen Clinic and the Liver Center to ensure that patients with hemophilia and HIV and/or hepatitis B and C virus receive appropriate treatment.
  • State-of the-art research for the hemophilia community, with opportunities to participate in clinical trials studying new long-lasting clotting factor products, bypassing agents for patients with inhibitors, as well as studying joint disease and cardiovascular disease in hemophilia. This effort has the ultimate goal to create new knowledge for patients with hemophilia, advance the field and improve care paradigms.

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