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Complications From Injuries Of The Spinal Cord - Spinal Cord Injury Series

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 3213 reviews

Course Summary

Even the slightest possibility of spinal injuries requires immediate careful treatment in order to ensure the best possible outcome. Health clinicians must evaluate traumatic spinal cord injuries for the permanent, physical dysfunctions and limitations they may cause. In addition, a spinal cord injury can cause dysfunction of the patient’s organ systems leading to complications related to spinal injuries. Organ system dysfunction requires an interdisciplinary team approach to treat the patients physical and mental health needs. Not all spinal cord injuries can be resolved with surgical treatment, but surgery may provide relief for some types of injuries. This is the first in a series of courses on spinal cord injuries.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

III.         Spinal Cord Injury Complications

1.   Brain Injury

2.   Spinal Shock

3.   Neurogenic Shock

4.   Autonomic Nervous System and Cardiovascular Complications

5.   Respiratory Complications

6.   Autonomic Dysreflexia

7.   Other Conditions Caused by a SCI

IV.          Sacral Injury And Continence Issues

1.   Suprasacral Lesion

2.   Urethritis and Prostatitis

3.   Bladder Drainage

4.   Surgical Options

5.   Education on SCI and Urinary Continence Issues

6.   Bowel Continence Issues

7.   Surgical Intervention for Bowel Management

V.            Sepsis Related To Spinal Cord Injuries

VI.          Surgical Approaches And Complications

1.   Lumbar Decompression Surgery

2.   Spinal Fusion

3.   Spinal Surgery and Post-operative Recovery

VII.       Summary


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