Aging and Spinal Cord Injury (NL0315A)

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

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

Credit Hours: 12

Course Description

This course discusses aging with spinal cord injury. We will present changes to physiological systems attributed to a spinal cord injury related to chronological age and the aging process.

Course Format


Course Objectives

  1. Identify and discuss changes to physiological systems that are:
    a. attributed to a spinal cord injury
    b. related to chronological age and the aging process, and
    c. caused as a result of their interaction.

  2. Review the social and psychological factors associated with aging with SCI.

  3. Discuss the relationship between sleep problems and aging with SCI including:
    a. Physiological factors
    b. Psychological factors, and
    c. Behavioral/environmental factors

Course Overview

  1. Article #1: Aging with Spinal Cord Injury - Overview
    Article #2: Introduction -- Aging Changes with SCI - 2009
    Article #3: SCIRE Project - Introduction
    Article #4: Sleep Problems
    Article #5: Alternatives to Nursing Home Care
    Article #6: Getting the Right Wheelchair
    Article #7: The Manual Chair
    Article #8: The Power Chair

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Customer Testimonial

This was my first course from your website. Read it ALL DAY today. As both a person who is a SCI (25 years) and a rehabilitation and mental health counselor, I found the information personally and professionally interesting. I would definitely take one of your courses again.
Shauna B.