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Course Overview

Healthcare professionals interact with people with spinal cord injury in many practice settings, including the paramedic who extricates a patient from the scene of an accident, the ED nurse who encounters the patient immediately after injury, and the nurses and therapists in acute care, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, home health and school settings who may care for a person with an SCI throughout his or her life. This two-part series on SCI will provide healthcare professionals, including rehabilitation team members, with information about the management of acute and chronic SCI. Part 1 reviews basic spinal cord anatomy, describes common mechanisms of SCI and changes in bodily function after injury and discusses patient management during the acute phase of SCI treatment.

About the Course Author

Anna Ver Hage is a Certified Critical Care Nurse, Certified Neuroscience Nurse, and an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She currently serves as stroke nurse practitioner in the division of neurological critical care at Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona. Anna has worked as a nurse for over 20 years in the critical care area in numerous university settings across the United States. Anna is an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Christine Rutledge, MSN, RN, CRRN, has worked in the field of orthopedics, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation nursing. She has 30 years of experience with spinal cord injured patients and their families.

Christine Rutledge, RN, MSN, CRRN, CBIS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Maureen Habel, MA, RN, has been a director of nursing staff development and a director of clinical nursing services. She has taught healthcare management and leadership courses, and has played a key role as an American Red Cross disaster nurse. An award-winning nursing writer, Habel currently lives in Seal Beach, CA. Maureen Habel, MA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

    1.00HOURS

    This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

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    I understand that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
  • Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (Provider # 50-290).
  • Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services CEBroker Provider # 50-290


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-19-GANN-F3-0109
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-07-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe basic spinal cord anatomy and common mechanisms of SCI.; Discuss 13 high-risk nursing diagnoses that affect people with SCI in the acute phase of treatment.; Identify changes in bodily functions after SCI.
  • Outline:

    1.       The Normal Spinal Cord

    2.       Mechanisms of Injury

    3.       Effects of SCI

    4.       The American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale

    5.       The Moment of Injury

    6.       High-Risk Nursing Diagnoses During the Acute Phase

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Emergency Medical Personnel; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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