Aging and Spinal Cord Injury (NL0315A)

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

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, CRC, CRRN, Delaware BON

Credit Hours: 12

***Please Note*** Due to recent changes by CCMC regarding how they assign CE hours for self-study coursework, many courses will renew at reduced credit for CCMs. CEU hours will remain the same for all non-CCM certificates.

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

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 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 Outline

  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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