Botulinum Toxin Training in Neurological Practice
This course took place at the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry Sapienza University - Viale Dell'Università 30, Rome, Italy
Despite increasingly widespread use of botulinum toxins (BoNT) for rehabilitation and neurological and other disorders, there is no recognized or regularly available training scheme in most European countries. Several European guidelines recommend formal training, but available training is haphazard and is rarely organized by non-pharmaceutical entities. This course was developed by MDS to address that gap.
'The Movement Disorder Society' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.
'Botulinum Toxin Training for Neurological Diseases' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 7 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants were able to accomplish the following:
- Explain a treatment plan for a movement disorders patient using BoNT, including which toxin to use and why, dosing and potential adverse effects
- Explain the role of botulinum toxin injections in the management of movement disorders
- Describe the technique of injection, including the use of EMG and/or ES, for muscle localization in movement disorders characterized by excessive muscle activity
- Explain the side effects of botulinum toxin injections in specific body regions
- Describe a treatment plan that incorporates medical and chemodenervation for various movement disorders
Medical practitioners, specialist nurse practitioners, and other paramedical equivalents in the relevant fields with a working knowledge of diagnosis and general management of the various conditions.
This course was supported by unrestricted educational grants from:
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