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Longitudinal Outcomes after Spinal Cord Injury - Part 2

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aging w/ SCI

  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:
    • shoulder function
    • osteoporosis and fractures
    • skin and pressure sores
    • 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.
Table of Contents
  1. Article #1: Introduction
  2. 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
      • Recognizing and Treating
  3. Article #5: The problem of Pain after SCI
  4. Article #6: Psychological characteristics of people with SCI Article 6
  5. Article #7: Depression and Spinal Cord Injury --
    • Article #8: Spinal Cord Injury and Depression Measures
  6. Article #9: Functional priorities, assistive technology, and brain-computer interfaces after SCI
  7. Article #10: Wheelchairs, Seating, Positioning
  8. Article #11: Then and Now – Accomplishments in Spinal Cord Research
  9. Article #12: Spinal Cord Injury and Repair – Research Update 2
  10. Article #13: Accommodation and Compliance – SCI
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