Overview

Ultrasound plays a crucial role in the evaluation and management of patients presenting with chronic musculoskeletal injuries. This two-day interactive workshop will be structured with lectures in the morning and hands-on sessions (in small groups) during the afternoon to allow more individualized attention. Live scanning and ultrasound-guided procedures will be conducted using volunteers and simulators or fresh tissues to improve the understanding of sonographic anatomy. Participants will have the opportunity to practice (and make mistakes) on simulators with the expert and ask questions, while scanning. The workshop will focus on musculoskeletal injection techniques of the shoulder, wrist and hand, foot, ankle, hip and knee. It is ideal for practitioners who wish to expand their scope of practice in musculoskeletal guided injection technique and can be taken for continuing professional development (CPD) purpose.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Participants will develop and enhance the theoretical knowledge and advanced image interpretation as well as specialist scanning skills in sonography of the shoulder and other musculoskeletal structures. Topics will include common musculoskeletal injuries and injection techniques of the shoulder, wrist, hand, knee and muscles injection for spasticity management.

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Understand the physical principles of ultrasound imaging for the performance of upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal injections
  2. Recognize the sonographic anatomy during the performance of ultrasound guided musculoskeletal injections on models or simulators.
  3. Describe various scanning planes for injection/aspiration techniques using simulators.
  4. Demonstrate the performance of ultrasound scanning protocols of joints on live models
  5. Increase confidence to perform intervention techniques assisted by ultrasound guidance

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Professionals involved in ultrasound work (GPs, A&E clinicians, radiologists, residents, rehabilitation physicians, sports clinicians etc)

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

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REGISTRATION CLOSED
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

Prerequisites

Participants are required to have a healthcare related qualification. Prior clinical experience and knowledge on general operation of the ultrasound machines may be given preferential consideration

Continuing Professional Development

This workshop is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:
  • 4 Credit Points for participants who attend 75% and complete the assessment criteria of the module, awarded by Singapore Society Of Radiographers

Schedule

Day 1

Friday, 16 July 2021 (Upper Extremity)
8:45am Pre-test
9:00am Introduction: Clinical utility of ultrasound in rehabilitation and rheumatology; Knobology, image acquisition and optimization; Recognition of common artifacts and how best to avoid them; Pathological concepts (muscle, tendon, bone and other soft tissue entities)
9:30am Shoulder ultrasound:
  • - Sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures, interpretation and presentation of findings
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Break-out groups
  • - Hands on scanning; Shoulder Ultrasound
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Shoulder Ultrasound: Lecture and Demo
  • - Ultrasound guided injection techniques for GH joint, SASD bursa, biceps tendon, suprascapular notch, musculocutaneous nerve
  • - Ultrasound guided injection of upper limb muscles for spasticity: biceps, brachialis, pectoralis major, subscapularis, FCU, FCR, FDP, FDS, FPL.
1:30pm Break-out groups
  • - Hands on scanning; Ultrasound guided injection techniques
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Wrist/Hand Ultrasound
  • - Introduction, normal and abnormal structures, interpretation and presentation of findings
4:30pm Break-out groups
  • - Hands on scanning
5:30pm Review and Q&A. End of Day 1
 

Day 2

Saturday, 17 July 2021 (Lower Extremity)
9:00am Wrist/Hand Ultrasound:
  • - Ultrasound guided injection techniques: Lecture and live demo
  • - Injection techniques for trigger finger, De Quervain tenosynovitis, lumbricals, etc.
9:30am Break-out groups
  • - Hands on scanning; Ultrasound guided injection techniques
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Knee/Thigh ultrasound:
  • - Introduction, normal and abnormal structures, interpretation and presentation of findings
  • - Identification of common lower limb nerves for injection: tibial, sciatic, obturator nerves.
  • - Identification of common muscles for spasticity management: TA, TP, FDL, FDB, gastrocnemius, soleus, adductors, FHL.
11:45pm Break-out groups
  • - Hands on scanning; Lower limb nerves and muscles for spasticity management
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Ultrasound guided interventional techniques:
  • - Review of techniques
  • - Q & A
2:30pm Break-out groups
  • - Hands on scanning; Ultrasound guided injections
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Break-out groups:
  • - Hands on scanning; Ultrasound guided injections
5:00pm Interactive Post-Test
5:30pm Review and Q&A. End of Day 2

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $1,605.00 $481.50
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,605.00 $181.50
Non-Singaporeans $1,605.00 Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding


In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme
SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.
 
SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 16 Jul 2021 (Fri) to
17 Jul 2021 (Sat)
Registration is Closed.

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