Managing Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder in the Person with SCI (Physicians Only)
Description: Neurogenic bowel and bladder management in the person with spinal cord injury (SCI) is, for many patients, the most difficult adjustment to their disability. It takes knowledge of the basics as well as the ability to problem-solve these programs for a health care provider to teach the patient and family management of the neurogenic bowel and bladder, help the patient optimize their program, minimize the time spent on these programs, and to prevent complications. This lecture will explain neurogenic bowel and bladder in persons with spinal cord injury, how to manage and how to problem-solve these programs as well as health maintenance and monitoring. It is designed for the health care provider with skill levels from novice to expert.
Instructor: Diane Rowles, MS, ACNP, BC, CRRN, Nurse Practitioner and Manager of Provider Relations, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- State the 2 types of Neurogenic Bowel and the appropriate bowel program to manage each.
- Describe 3 ways to optimize bowel program and 3 problem-solving techniques for bowel regulation.
- State the 3 types of Neurogenic Bladder and the appropriate bladder program to manage each.
- Describe 5 bladder complications that need to be addressed to prevent problems.
- Identify equipment available to increase level of independence in performing independent bowel and bladder management for the person with a spinal cord injury.
Successful Completion: After viewing the 1.5 hour pre-recorded webinar, you will complete a course evaluation and take a short assessment. You may download copies of your certificate from the RIC Learning Portal or request a copy to be sent to you by mail.
Continuing Education Credits
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
- PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.
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