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Emergency Intervention and Diagnosis of Spinal Cord Injuries

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 2818 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 second in a series of courses on spinal cord injuries.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Human Spine: Overview

1.   Cervical Spine

2.   Thoracic Spine

3.   Lumbar Spine

4.   Sacroiliac Joints

5.   Vertabrae

6.   Intervertebral Discs

7.   Facet Joints

III.         The Spinal Cord

1.   Nerve Roots

2.   Neural Foraminae

3.   Paraspinal Muscles

IV.          Overview Of Spinal Cord Injury

1.   Acute Management and Diagnosis of a SCI

2.   Imaging Tests

V.            Primary And Secondary Spinal Cord Injuries

1.   Secondary Injuries and Syndromes

VI.          Levels Of Spinal Cord Injuries

1.   C-1 - C-2 Injury

2.   C-3 - C-5 Injury

3.   C-6 - C-7 Injury

4.   Dermatomes and Neural Compression

5.   Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

6.   Thoracic Spine Injuries

7.   Lumbar Injury

VII.       Summary


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