Spinal Cord Injury, Part 2: Rehabilitation and Beyond
by Instructor: Christine Rutledge, RN, MSN, CRRN, CBIS
Credentialed for: Nutrition/Dietitian CEU | ContinuingEducation.com

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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, 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 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 final 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.

About the Course Author

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.
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    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 732298 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    1.00HOURS

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    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. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

    Activity Number: 113612 Learning Need Code(s): 3000, 3030, 5000, 5300 CPE Level: Level II

    Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; QualityCPE@eatright.org, or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

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    This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.0 contact hours, approval number 20-732298.
  • Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)

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    Approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)

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    Approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

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  • Georgia Board of Nursing

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    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-732298
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  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

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    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 1.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE537
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-07-16
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe functional potential for people with SCI at specific levels of injury.; Describe signs and symptoms and management of the following complications of chronic SCI: autonomic dysreflexia, chronic pain, spasticity, syringomyelia, and heterotrophic ossification.; Discuss interventions for specific physiological alterations after SCI.
  • Outline:

    1.       The Spinal Cord

    2.       Level of Injury and Potential Function

    a.       Cervical levels 1 to 3

    b.       Cervical level 4

    c.       Cervical level 5

    d.       Cervical level 6

    e.       Cervical level 7

    f.        Cervical level 8

    g.       Thoracic levels 1 to 5

    h.       Thoracic levels 6 to 10

    i.         Thoracic level 11 to Lumbar level 5

    j.         Sacral levels 1 to 5

    3.       Self-Care Experts

    4.       Resources

    5.       Hope for the Future

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Dietitians; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Nurses; Speech and Language Pathologists; 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.
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    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.
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  • 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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