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Knee Joint Aspiration and Injection for HBPC Providers Online Course

Knee joint aspiration is a procedure that removes excess fluid from the joint, while injection delivers medication to relieve pain. This is a commonly performed medical procedure among elderly patients who are at a higher risk for arthritis. Home-based primary care providers can help these patients and their caregivers by performing this procedure during a home visit vs. sending the patient to an in-patient facility. 


  1. Prepare the equipment needed to perform a knee joint aspiration and injection procedure.

  2. Aspirate and inject medication into the affected knee.

  3. Identify contraindications for and complications of knee joint aspiration and injection procedures.

  4. Apply appropriate coding and documentation practices for performing a knee joint aspiration and injection procedure.

Estimate Time to Complete
30 minutes
In order to earn credit for participation in this activity, the learner must complete a 5-question post-test with a passing score of 80% or better with unlimited attempts.
Intended Audience
This online course is intended for home-based primary care providers with patients who need knee joint aspiration and medication injection for pain.
Credit Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved: February 20, 2024
Expiration: February 20, 2027

The following organizations accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:

• Physician Assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

• Nurse Practitioners: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)

• Nurses: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

• Practice Managers: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

None of the planners, authors, or reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
The Home Centered Care Institute gratefully acknowledges support for this activity in the form of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: $49.00
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
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