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Spinal Cord Injury: Management and Treatment
Course Code: NL0315B

Author(s): Claudia Moore RN, QPCM, CCM

Pre-approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN–S, COPS-KT, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Hours: 10

Spinal Cord Injury: Management and Treatment


  • Article #1: Introduction
  • Physiological Changes and co-morbidities after SCI
    • Article #2: Shoulders
    • Article #3: Osteoporosis and Fractures
    • Skin Care and Pressure Sores -- (5 parts)
      • Article 4a: Causes and Risks
      • Article 4b: Prevention
      • Article 4c: Building skin Tolerance
      • Article 4d: High Risk Body Areas
      • Article 4e: Recognizing and Treating
  • Article #5: The problem of Pain after SCI
  • Article #6: Psychological characteristics of people with SCI Article 6
  • Article #7: Depression and Spinal Cord Injury --
  • Article #8: Spinal Cord Injury and Depression Measures
  • Article #9: Functional priorities, assistive technology, and brain-computer interfaces after SCI
  • Article #10: Wheelchairs, Seating, Positioning
  • Article #11: Then and Now - Accomplishments in Spinal Cord Research
  • Article #12: Spinal Cord Injury and Repair - Research Update 2
  • Article #13: Accommodation and Compliance - SCI

Course Objectives:
  1. Identify the demographics and the use of services by people with spinal cord injury

  2. Discuss the following physical/psychological changes, associated comorbidities and management required by patients status post SCI:
    1. shoulder function
    2. osteoporosis and fractures
    3. skin and pressure sores
    4. pain, pain self-efficacy and catastrophizing

  3. Explain the use of assistive technology and brain-computer interfaces as mechanisms for improving performance of critical activities of daily living for the patient status post SCI

  4. Identify and describe the following areas of spinal cord research:
    • Promoting axon growth
    • Enhancing compensatory growth of uninjured neurons
    • Preventing scar formation
    • Replacing lost cells: stem cells and artificial scaffolds
    • Redesigning rehabilitation
    • Exploring the genetic frontier
    • Hypothermia treatment

  5. Discuss ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for management of employees with SCI.


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