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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Spinal Cord Injuries Management and Rehabilitation by Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, Erica Druin MPT and Martha Macht Sliwinski, PT, MA PhD © 2009, published by Elsevier.
 
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
 
From hospital admittance to discharge to outpatient rehabilitation, this course addresses the wide spectrum of rehabilitation interventions and administrative and clinical issues specific to patients with spinal cord injuries.  Comprehensive coverage includes treatment costs, life expectancies, acute care, respiratory care, documentation, goal setting, clinical treatment, complications, and activities of daily living associated with spinal cord patients.

In addition to therapy interventions and family education components you’ll find information on incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and clinical features of spinal cord injury.  Thoroughly referenced, evidence-based content provides the best evidence for treatment, drawn from the most current research in the field.  Also included are “Clinical Note” boxes that offer helpful tips and advice for practical applications related to each discussion.  With more than 500 illustrations – clinical photos and line drawings – visually clarifying important concepts helping you to familiarize with each condition discussed.
 
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 552 pages has been carefully broken down into 4 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
 
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 2:  Position Changes, Transfer Techniques and ADL’s
Chapter 7:  Intervention Principles and Position Changes
Chapter 8:  Transfer Techniques
Chapter 9:  Activities of Daily Living
Chapter 10:  Management of Upper Limb in Individuals with Tetraplegia
Chapter 11:  Seating and Positioning

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Position Changes, Transfer Techniques and ADL’s in Spinal Cord Injuries.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the role of intervention programs for patients with spinal cord injuries.
  2. Identify the importance of patient education as well as that of caregiver education.
  3. List the three classes of levers in the human body and differentiate between the three.
  4. Explain the importance of range of motion after a spinal cord injury.
  5. Define tenodesis.
  6. Differentiate between the long sitting position and the short sitting position.
  7. List the psychosocial considerations that play a role in transfer techniques.
  8. Discuss transfer techniques for patients with spinal cord injuries.
  9. Identify those at higher risk for development of upper limb pain and injury following a spinal cord injury.
  10. Explain the importance of the level of injury and its role in rehabilitation.
  11. Discuss the importance of teaching proper weight shifts.
  12. Discuss paralytic scoliosis.
  13. Recognize factors that influence the development of paralytic scoliosis.
  14. Identify Scapulothoracic instability.
  15. Identify the appropriate considerations for upper limb orthotic intervention.
  16. Define serial casting.
  17. Discuss the considerations for choosing between a manual and power wheelchair for patients with spinal cord injuries.
  18. Identify the importance of correct seating and positioning in the wheelchair.
  19. Discuss the role of the cushion and factors to consider when choosing an appropriate cushion for a wheelchair.
  20. List postural deformities observed in clients with spinal cord injuries.
  21. Differentiate between the advantages and disadvantages when observing hanger angle of leg rest.
  22. List different types of power wheelchairs and the advantages to each.
  23. Identify the wheel locations of power wheel chairs and how they benefit the patient.
  24. Discuss input devices for power wheel chairs.
  25. Define shear strain.
  26. Identify components used to promote postural support while seated in a wheelchair.