Medical Complications of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury and Its Impact on Rehabilitation
Description: This on-demand webinar will review common medical conditions and complications prevalent in the spinal cord injury population. The management of neurogenic bladder, neurogenic bowel, heterotopic ossification, autonomic dysreflexia, and spasticity are topics that will be discussed. Patient case examples illustrating medical management of these conditions will also be discussed.
Instructor: Steven Nussbaum, MD, Medical Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Consultation Service, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses
Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the management of neurogenic bladder in spinal cord injury
- Summarize the management of neurogenic bowel in spinal cord injury
- Explain how heterotopic ossification impacts spinal cord injury
- Describe the management of autonomic dysreflexia in spinal cord injury
- Outline the management of spasticity in spinal cord injury
Continuing Education Credits
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15
CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362- 9/01/2017).
This CNE activity is being offered for 1.5 contact hours
Financial - Receives a salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-Financial - Member of American Academy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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