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, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP
Credit Hours: 12
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