Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders

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Full Course:  32.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 07/31/21)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  This educational activity was designed for Neurologists, Physiatrists (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctors), Neurology residents and fellows PM&R residents and fellows.

Series 1 (EMND1): Stay Current with Major Advances

This CME program focuses on basic and advanced electrodiagnostic techniques used in the evaluation of patients with actual or suspected neuromuscular disease. Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review includes the latest research, updates and current standards of care to help you better:
  • Recognize classic, possible, and unlikely neuromuscular disorders according to clinical symptoms
  • Assess the need of laboratory tests, electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and muscle and nerve biopsies to establish a diagnosis
  • Illustrate effective management of painful neuropathies
  • Outline strategies to deliver the best care possible to patients with neuromuscular disorders


This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

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Course Topics

Basics of Nerve Conduction Studies

Basics of Nerve Conduction Studies; Specific Motor Conduction Studies; Specific Sensory Conduction Studies; and Evaluation of Neuromuscular Junction.

Basics of Electromyography

EMG: Spontaneous Activity; EMG: Voluntary Activity; and EMG: Anatomy, Needle Placement.

Special Techniques

Autonomic Testing; Decomposition-Based Quantitative EMG/Motor Unit Number Estimation; and Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound

Clinical Applications for Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Focal Mononeuropathies in the Arm; Electrophysiologic Approach to Brachial Plexopathies; The Patient with Focal Leg Symptoms and Signs; and Lower Extremity Plexopathies/Radiculopathies.

Motor Neuron Diseases

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Case Histories: MND Variants and Mimics; and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.


Approach to Neuropathy; Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Other Hereditary Disorders; Guillain-Barr? Syndrome and Related Disorders; Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy and Related Disorders; Neuropathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Cancer; Toxic Polyneuropathies; and Treatment of Painful Neuropathy.

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

Myasthenia Gravis and Congenital, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, Botulism.


Approach to Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders; Muscular Dystrophies; Congenital Myopathies; Metabolic Myopathies; Mitochondrial Neuromyopathies; Muscle Channelopathies; Inflammatory Myopathies; and Myopathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Toxic Myopathies.

Special Topics

Approach to the Floppy Infant; Approach to Muscle and Nerve Biopsies; Neuromuscular Mimics; Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Disorders; Injection Therapies (Botulinum Toxin); and Injection Therapies (Botulinum Toxin).

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Perform a history and examination in order to evaluate patients presenting with actual or suspected neuromuscular complaints
  • Recognize classic, possible, and unlikely neuromuscular disorders according to clinical symptoms
  • Apply current literature on electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular disorders to the evaluation and management of patients
  • Analyze whether laboratory tests, electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and muscle and nerve biopsies are necessary or unnecessary for diagnosis
  • Assess relevant treatment options
  • Develop improved competence in providing optimal care to the neuromuscular patient
  • Predict and manage patient expectations regarding treatment, outcomes, rehabilitation, and prognosis
  • Summarize treatment options for painful neuropathies



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 32.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Updated for Re-Release: July 31, 2018
Date of Original Release: March 31, 2016
Date Credits Expire: July 31, 2021
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

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