Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal and spasticity injections have become common procedures in physical medicine and rehabilitation practices, but there are currently no guidelines for teaching these procedures in residency and fellowship training programs. As part of a quality improvement initiative, the authors aimed to assess the educational value of a hands-on cadaver-based workshop for enhancing these skills in residents and fellows. Twenty-seven physical medicine and rehabilitation trainees in a single institution were asked to complete surveys before and after the workshop to assess self-perceived benefits. After the workshop, the overwhelming majority felt improvement in their overall knowledge of ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal (93%) and spasticity (78%) procedures. In addition, the workshop improved the level of comfort of trainees both in planning (70%) and performing (59%) the procedures independently. Improving these skills is especially important considering most trainees plan to incorporate ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal (81%) and spasticity (74%) procedures into their future practices. The framework for this workshop can serve as a template for other programs to incorporate into their own training.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2022|
- Graduate Medical Education and Curriculum
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation