Aging and Spinal Cord Injury (NL0315A)
Author(s): Claudia Moore RN, QPCM, CCM
Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, GA-SBWC, MSCC, RNs, VRA-Canada
Credit Hours: 12
This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.
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.
- 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.
- Review the social and psychological factors associated with aging with SCI.
- Discuss the relationship between sleep problems and aging with SCI including:
a. Physiological factors
b. Psychological factors, and
c. Behavioral/environmental factors
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