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Spinal Cord Trauma

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Most spinal trauma cases do not generally involve complete severance of the spinal cord. Spinal trauma usually includes fracture and compression of the vertebrae, such as crush injuries and nerve cell destruction. Some spinal cord trauma may eventually heal with complete recovery while others result in complete paralysis. New hope exists for spinal trauma cases with improved emergency care for individuals with spinal cord injuries, including aggressive treatment and rehabilitation that can minimize damage to the nervous system and even restore limited abilities. This course will provide advanced learning for health clinicians interested in the management of the patient with spinal trauma during initial stabilization, early treatment and ongoing interventions that promote recovery and healing.

Course Format


Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Early Identification And Treatment
  • Types Of Spinal Injuries
  • Contributing Factors And Complications
  • Spinal Trauma Injury Levels
  • Diagnosis Of Spinal Trauma
  • Appropriateness Criteria For Use Of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Treatment Of The Patient With Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Injury Prognosis
  • Summary


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