Each year, about 12,000 people experience a spinal cord injury. In the United States, about 276,000 people live with an SCI. As a result, healthcare providers in many settings, including rehabilitation team members, will care for patients with SCI, not only after the initial injury and rehabilitation, but at any time the patients have health problems. Part 1 of this two-part series focused on the acute management of the patient with SCI. healthcare professionals as a team can provide the education and tools for people with SCI to learn to become experts on how their bodies work and on the care required. A successful plan of care can be developed only with input from the person with an SCI. This final module provides information about spinal injury rehabilitation and functional potential for people with SCI, recognition and management of chronic complications, interventions for specific physiological alterations and SCI research trends.
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses, athletic trainers, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, and speech-language pathologists with information about spinal cord injury rehabilitation and the management of chronic spinal cord injury. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe functional potential for people with spinal cord injury at specific levels of injury
- Discuss interventions for specific physiological alterations after spinal cord injury
- Describe signs and symptoms and management of the following complications of chronic spinal cord injury: autonomic dysreflexia, chronic pain, spasticity, syringomyelia and heterotrophic ossification
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, athletic trainers, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, and speech-language pathologists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3030, 5000, 5300
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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