Emergency Medicine Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Basics and Nerve Blocks


There isn't a cost to participate in this online course. The estimated time to complete this course is 45 minutes. 

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Once you register for the course, you will have 30 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course. The exact date that your access expires will be indicated within the Course Summary box on this webpage.

Target Audience

All interested healthcare providers are invited to complete this course.


This online activity is designed to give the practicing Emergency Provider current information to improve image acquisition and interpretation of point of care ultrasound.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify relevant anatomy with ultrasound.
  • Describe technical processes to perform radial, ulnar, and fascia iliaca nerve blocks and administer medication.
  • Compare the unique characteristics of nerve, vascular, and joint ultrasound exams.
  • Describe safety measures and interventions for Local Anesthetic Toxicity.

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Recording date: September 19, 2020
Date of original release: December 9, 2020
Most recent review/update: December 9, 2020
Termination date: December 8, 2023

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 1­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Tom Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP
Emergency Department Staff Physician, UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Des Moines University


Casey Woster, MD, RDMS
Regions Hospital Emergency Department and Residency Senior Faculty Physician
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota


Accreditation Statements

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no financial conflicts with ineligible companies to disclose:

  • Tom Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP - Planning committee member and speaker
  • Kevin Carnevale, MD - Planning committee member
  • Chase Deobald, DO - Planning committee member
  • Clint Hawthorne, MD, FACEP - Activity director
  • Karin Howe, DO - Planning committee member
  • Nick Kluesner, MD - Planning committee member
  • Todd Sexton, DO - Planning committee member

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual has a financial conflict with ineligible companies to disclose:

  • Casey Woster, MD, RDMS - Speaker: Consultant for Butterfly Network, Inc.


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 1­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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