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Spinal Cord Injury: Treatment, Management, and Research (NA2180)


Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, MSCC, RNs, VRA-Canada


Credit Hours: 8


CCM Credit Hours: 6


Course Format

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.

Course Overview

Spinal cord injuries have been traumatizing human beings forever. With the advent of new technologies, medications and treatments people are living much longer lives with such injuries. In this course, we will review the spinal cord and column with an explanation of cord injuries, the mechanism of the injury, and the treatment, both acute and long term. 

With most traumatic injuries and broken bones, patients recover and may need to make some life changes, but patients who sustain a spinal cord injury, a whole new set of life skills is required. Patients with spinal cord injury face many complications after injury and long-term problems that need to be addressed on a daily basis to prevent further complications and even death. The amount of energy and focus needed to lead a healthy life is enormous and complicated but there are tips on how to accomplish a healthy life. In this era of COVID-19, there is even more attention to be paid to staying healthy as those with SCI are at risk of contracting the virus.



Course Objectives

  1. Explain the normal physical and physiological components of the spinal cord and column and how normal nerve function works.

  2. Describe what happens to the cord after injury and the resulting cascade of difficulties with the entire body resulting from the injury.

  3. List the complications of spinal cord injury including life-threatening conditions.

  4. Explain what research is being done on spinal cord injuries.

  5. Present the areas of concern for a long-term healthy life with spinal cord injury.

  6. Describe the specific skills needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle living with SCI.

Course Outline

  1. Overview of spinal cord injury

  2. Spinal cord injury in depth

  3. Research on SCI

  4. Complications of SCI

  5. Secondary conditions, including COVID-19

Customer Testimonial

Wasn't sure about earning my CEU's online, but after taking a few courses am happy that I chose AAACEU's. The articles were very relevant and it worked with my time frame well.
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