Spinal Cord Injury‚ Part 2: Rehabilitation and Beyond - RD537

Spinal Cord Injury‚ Part 2: Rehabilitation and Beyond

by Christine Rutledge, MSN, RN, CRRN
RD537
(4.0 / 7 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

Each year, about 17,700 people experience a spinal cord injury (SCI). In the United States, about 288,000 people live with a SCI. As a result, healthcare providers in many settings 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 proficient on how to care for themselves. A successful plan of care can be developed only with input from the person with a SCI. It is imperative to include the caregiver(s) in the patient’s education and training. This course 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.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, athletic trainers, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists with information about SCI rehabilitation and the management of chronic SCI. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe functional potential for people with SCI at specific levels of injury.
  • Discuss interventions for specific physiological alterations after SCI.
  • Describe signs and symptoms and management of the following complications of chronic SCI: autonomic dysreflexia, chronic pain, spasticity, syringomyelia, and heterotrophic ossification.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, athletic trainers, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3030, 5000, 5300 with performance code 4.1.1. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 7/29/2002
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/16/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Mary Jo N - Wheaton, IL  ·  Sep 24, 2015
If you work with SCI patients this provides a good education into some of the challenges they face.
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