Spinal Cord Injury: Management and Treatment (NL0315B)

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

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COPS-KT, CRC, CRRN, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 10

Course Description

This course discusses physical & psychological changes, associated comorbidities, and management required by patients who have a spinal cord injury.

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

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:
    1.) Promoting axon growth
    2.) Enhancing compensatory growth of uninjured neurons
    3.) Preventing scar formation
    4.) Replacing lost cells: stem cells and artificial scaffolds
    5.) Redesigning rehabilitation
    6.) Exploring the genetic frontier
    7.) Hypothermia treatment

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

Course Overview


  • 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

Customer Testimonial

Well structured.
Ed H.