Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders

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Full Course:  30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 11/30/23)

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 2 (EMND2): Convenient and Comprehensive Neurology CME

The Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Case-Based Approach continuing medical education program consists of 35 one-hour lectures that focus on a wide range of peripheral nerve diseases.
Key sections include focal syndromes, generalized disorders, motor neuron diseases, polyneuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, myopathies and special topics. This online CME course incorporates patient examples to illustrate typical and atypical presentations, and will help you to better:
  • Apply best practices for evaluation of patients presenting with actual or suspected neuromuscular complaints
  • 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.

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

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Course Topics

Clinical Applications for Electrodiagnostic Medicine: Focal Syndromes

Electrodiagnosis of Focal Upper Extremity Mononeuropathies; Electrophysiologic Approach to Brachial Plexopathies; Focal Mononeuropathies in the Leg; Electrodiagnostic Approach to Lower Limb Radiculopathy and Plexopathy; Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound Cases.

Clinical Applications for Electrodiagnostic Medicine: Generalized Disorders

Approach to the Patient with Generalized Weakness; Approach to the Patient with Multifocal Weakness; Approach to the Patient with Scapular Winging; Approach to the Patient with Diplopia; Approach to the Patient with Facial Weakness; Approach to the Patient with Clinical Myotonia; Approach to the Patient with Cramps.

Motor Neuron Diseases

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Atypical Motor Neuron Disorders: Upper and Lower Motor Neuron; Spinal Muscular Atrophy.


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

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

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


Approach to Myopathies/Muscular Dystrophies; Muscular Dystrophies; Congenital Myopathies; Metabolic Myopathies; Mitochondrial Myopathies; Muscle Channelopathies; Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies; Myopathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Toxic Myopathies; Approach to the Patient with Rhabdomyolysis.

Special Topics

Neonatal Hypotonia: Approach to the Floppy Infant; Neuromuscular Mimics; and Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Disorders.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the diagnostic approach to a patient presenting with myotonia
  • Discuss the diagnostic tests used for focal syndromes
  • Explain the classic signs and symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Distinguish between Guillain-Barré syndrome and other acquired neuropathies
  • Identify the differences between metabolic myopathies and mitochondrial myopathies
  • Explain the electrodiagnostic approach to the patient with generalized weakness
  • Compare neuropathies found in systemic disease with those found in cancer
  • List commonly found neuromuscular mimics



Oakstone Publishing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Date of Original Release: November 30, 2020
Date Credits Expire: November 30, 2023
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Case-Based Approach 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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