Femoral Nerve Blocks

Des Moines, IA US
November 8, 2012

Target Audience

IPTA Southwest District members, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students.


7 pmFemoral Nerve Blocks
Julie Ronnebaum, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
  • Become familiar with the evolution of peripheral nerve blocks.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of femoral nerve blocks
  • Identify up-to-date information on the use of femoral nerve block.
  • Recognize future implications.
8 pm

IPTA Southwest District Meeting

9 pmAdjourn


Julie Ronnebaum, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Dr. Ronnebaum is an assistant professor at Des Moines University and teaches the Cardiopulmonary unit for all doctor of physical therapy students. In addition, her practice at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines focuses on acute care with emphasis in cardiopulmonary and intensive care patient populations. Dr. Ronnebaum’s research interests are in acute care physical therapy as well as cardiopulmonary responses to exercise. She is a graduate of The University of Iowa Physical Therapy program and received her Geriatric Certification Specialist from APTA.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this activity for 1.0 hour of Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • Other: Certificates of attendance will given for 1.0 continuing education contact hour.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2012 - 7:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/08/2012 - 9:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center Lecture Hall 2
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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