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Accreditation Information - Joint / Extremity / Non Spinal Injection Training

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Empire Medical Training.


Title of Activity

Joint / Extremity / Non Spinal Injection Training

Date and Location

Please see individual dates from calendar above

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Health Care Practitioners involved in the care of the patients with medical requests. 

Program Overview

The Joint / Extremity / Non Spinal Injection Training course is a combination lecture and workshop where learners will participate in didactic lectures in the morning followed by hands on training using anatomical models in the afternoon. Learners will understand how to utilize interventional pain management injections for the evaluation and treatment of specific pain conditions. The purpose of the training is to help learners provide enhanced patient care to those who present themselves with various medical and pain management conditions. Target audience includes healthcare professionals for procedures which have not been taught in their previous medical education.

Learning Outcome

To provide learners with a foundation for following correct standards of care and acquire the necessary technical skills to perform each of these procedures correctly and by adhering to published protocols and guidelines

Educational Objectives

    1. Practice interventional pain management procedures using the palpatory method competently, safely, and effectively for their patient. Each participant will understand and learn how to avoid risks and associated complications.
    2. Apply the generally accepted protocols for diagnosis and therapeutic for interventional pain injections in conjunction with various chronic and sub-acute medical conditions. 
    3. Describe the mechanism of action of prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches for injection of joints/bursa.
    4. Identify patient benefits from interventional pain management injections for common joint and soft tissue pain. Increase patient awareness and offer enhanced patient care in relation to this non-invasive, non-surgical procedure.


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Program Agenda




9:00am- -9:45am
Background and Overview of Course

  • Pain Diagnosis of Common Body Areas
  • Identifying & Classification of Joint Pain
  • Joint Injections by Body Part Area
  • Soft Tissue (Trigger Point) Injections
  • Prolotherapy & Viscosupplementation

9:45am- -11:00am
Common Pain Modalities by Body Part Area

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myofacial Disorders
  • Referred Pain
  • Pain Assessment & Diagnosis

11:00am- -11:15am

11:15am- -12:30am
Joint Injections & Viscosupplementation

  • Joints & Bursas
  • Contraindications
  • Supplies & Medicines including dosing
    • Anti-inflammatories
    • Analgesics
    • Proliferants
    • Viscosupplements
  • Pre and Post Procedure Requirements
  • Complications

12:30pm--1:30 pm

Prolotherapy Injections

  • Review of most Common Injections (Non-Spinal)
  • Review of Medications
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Indications for Use

2:15pm- -3:15pm
Trigger Point Injections

  • Contraindications
  • Supplies & Medicines including dosing
    • Anti-inflammatories
    • Analgesics
    • Proliferants
  • Pre and Post Procedure Requirements
  • Complications

3:15pm- -3:30pm

3:30pm- -5:00pm

  • Documentation Requirements
  • Hands-On Practical Session
    • Anatomical Models
  • General Question & Answer Session

Physician Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Empire Medical Training, Inc. . MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Accreditation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity, for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CE activity provides 6.25 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for [6.25] contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.