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Online EMG Courses

TeleEMG is the web's largest source of online EMG and Nerve Conduction education. With a web presence since 1997 and thousands of unique visitors daily, TeleEMG is the oldest and best established resource for instant online access to high quality educational material in the fields of EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies on the web. [READ MORE]

The videos you are about to watch were developed with the single purpose of providing you with an in depth review of the principles and technical aspects of EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies. They cover nerve and muscle anatomy, physiology, and practical demonstrations of well established techniques designed to assist you in the performance of EMG and Nerve Conduction studies.

For a best value for your investment, we highly recommend that you watch them in the order they are designated because a good deal of introductory material included in each one is built upon, but not always repeated in detail, the material covered in the previous courses.

Though most of us are sometime inclined to skip these introductions, you will quickly come to to realize how valuable they will be in solidifying your understanding of the techniques covered in detail in these online courses.

Dr. Joe F. Jabre

Series Author:

Joe F. Jabre, M.D., Diplomate
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)

Dr. Jabre has a career that spans 30 years in the practice of EMG and Nerve Conduction studies in major Boston teaching hospitals. He has written numerous books and articles on the topic and has been an invited speaker to national and international seminars, including 75 invited lectureship in over 20 countries. He has trained hundreds of residents and students in the performance of basic and sophisticated EMG and nerve conduction studies and continues to do research in these fields.


Course 1 - EMG and NCV Principles

This course gives you a great introduction to the principles and technical aspects of Nerve Conduction Studies including normal values and the common clinical conditions that you are likely to encounter in the EMG Lab. A description of the function and technical aspects of the EMG machine is also included to help you learn how to use it effectively in your studies. We highly recommend that you begin with this course for a better understanding of nerve conduction studies techniques in the courses that follow.

Course 2 - NCV Techniques Upper Extremity

This course shows you videos of the commonly studied sensory and motor nerves, including F-waves, in the upper extremity to help you gain a working understanding of the technical skills you need to perform these Nerve Conduction studies. The video will focus on nerve conduction stimulation and recording techniques, what results you should expect, the shape of sensory and motor waveforms, pitfalls and common errors you should watch for. Nerves studied include the Median sensory, motor and F-waves, Ulnar sensory and motor and F-waves, and Radial sensory studies.

Course 3 - NCV Techniques Lower Extremity

Similar to course 2, this course shows you videos of the commonly studied sensory and motor nerves, including F-waves and H-Reflexes, to help you gain a working understanding of the technical skills you need to perform Nerve Conduction studies in the lower extremity. The video will focus on nerve conduction stimulation and recording techniques, what results you should expect, the shape of sensory and motor waveforms, pitfalls and common errors you should watch for. Nerves studied include the Sural sensory, the Superficial Peroneal sensory, the Peroneal motor and F-wave, the Tibial motor and F-wave and the H-Reflex.

Course 4 - NCV Samples Normal and Abnormal

As the name implies, if you have watched courses 2 and 3 above, you will now have the opportunity to see what can go wrong when you are performing nerve conduction studies, the artifacts and errors beginners usually fall for, and how to avoid them and correct them to improve your technique and improve the quality of your studies. Unlike in the courses above that deal with normal, a great deal of abnormal potentials that cover nerve and muscle diseases are shown here to help you better recognize these abnormalities and understand their significance in your study. This is a great conclusion to the Nerve Conduction Study courses.

Course 5 - EMG and Needle Exam Principles

This course gives you a great introduction to the principles and technical aspects of Needle EMG examination, including the indications for needle EMG exams and how they compliment your nerve conduction study. The course will cover upper and lower extremity muscle anatomy, muscle localization techniques, needle EMG insertion tips and anatomical review of the needle examination of upper and lower extremity muscles as well as the cervical and lumbo-sacral paraspinals. We highly recommend that you begin with this course for a better understanding of needle EMG examination techniques in the courses that follow.

Course 6 - EMG Techniques Upper Extremity

This course shows you videos of the commonly studied muscles in the upper extremity, insertional activity and muscle activation and motor unit analysis techniques to help you gain a working understanding of the technical skills you need to perform needle EMG examinations. The video will focus on muscle localization and needle insertion techniques, what results you should expect, how to study the shape, amplitude and duration of motor unit waveforms, pitfalls and common errors you should watch for. Muscles studied include the First Dorsal Interosseous (FDI), the Abductor Pollicis Brevis (APB), the Flexor Carpi Radialis (FCR) the Brachio-Radialis (BR), the Triceps (TRI), the Deltoid (DEL) and the Cervical Paraspinals.

Course 7 - EMG Techniques Lower Extremity

Similar to course 6, this course shows you videos of the commonly studied muscles in the lower extremity, insertional activity and muscle activation and motor unit analysis techniques to help you gain a working understanding of the technical skills you need to perform needle EMG examinations. The video will focus on muscle localization and needle insertion techniques, what results you should expect, how to study the shape, amplitude and duration of motor unit waveforms, pitfalls and common errors you should watch for. Muscles studied include the Extensor Digitorum Brevis (EDB), the Tibialis Anterior (TA), the Medial Gastrocnemius (MG), the Vastus Lateralis (VL) and the Lumbo-Sacral Paraspinals.

Course 8 - EMG Samples Normal and Abnormal

As the name implies, if you have watched courses 6 and 7 above, you will now have the opportunity not only to see normal recordings of EMG waveforms, but also EMG recordings in pathology. Live recordings of abnormal EMG potentials seen in nerve and muscle diseases are shown here to help you better recognize these abnormalities and understand their significance in your needle EMG studies. These include fibrillations, positive waves, cramps, end-plate potentials, fasciculations, myotonic discharges as well as abnormal motor unit potentials such as polyphasic units, long duration "giant" potentials, and myopathy. This is a great conclusion to the Needle EMG examination courses.

Course 9 - Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)

This video gives you a great introduction to the Galvanic Skin Response or GSR. While routine nerve conduction studies test a nerve's large myelinated fibers, GSR studies test the autonomic nervous system, and in particular the nerve's small unmyelinated C Fibers that are frequently involved in Diabetic neuropathies. C fiber neuropathies typically cause pain and burning sensation in the feet. The video will focus on the GSR stimulation and recording techniques in the hand and foot, what results you should expect, the shape of the waveforms, and the pitfalls and common errors you should watch out for.

Disclaimer

Participation in a TeleEMG, LLC online courses is not intended to provide a guarantee that a healthcare provider has been sufficiently trained to perform the procedure(s) demonstrated in the online course. The information in this course is selective and does not cover all possible uses, precautions or possible side effects of electrodiagnostic testing. This training is for general information and understanding only and is not intended to represent official policy of TeleEMG.