Spinal Cord Injury: Levels, Syndromes and Medical Complications
This is an on-demand webinar that was recorded on a previous date. The webinar is about 1 hour in length. You will need to watch the webinar, receive a 70% or higher passing grade on a quiz, and then complete an evaluation to receive your certificate and complete this course. You will have access to this course for 1 year, starting on the purchase date.
Patients with spinal cord injury typically need rehabilitation, especially in the acute stage. This presentation will discuss spinal cord injury, levels and syndromes of spinal cord injury and medical and functional complications of spinal cord injury. A practical way will be given to estimate your patient’s functional level of injury in order to plan and implement their care.
- At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to identify the two main types of spinal cord injury.
- At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to describe spinal cord injury levels and syndromes and their impact on patient function.
- At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to describe a practical way to estimate a patient’s functional level of injury.
- At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to list common 5 medical and functional complications of spinal cord injury based on level of injury.
- At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to plan and implement nursing care for patients with a spinal cord injury based on the level of injury.
Margi Williams, PhD, RN, CRRN, FNP-BC, DDP, FABDA, FARN
Adjunct nursing faculty at Brenau University, Norcross, GA and Senior Reviewer of the Rehabilitation Collection, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Margi Williams is Adjunct Nursing Faculty at Brenau University, Norcross, Ga and a Senior Reviewer for the Rehabilitation Collection, Elsevier Clinical Solutions, Philadelphia, PA. She has 27 years of experience on the acute pediatric Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, GA and 10 years of experience at Shepherd Spinal Center, Atlanta, GA. In addition, she has almost 20 years-experience as a Nurse Practitioner working with adults with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders in the group home community setting. She is a researcher and inventor.
Her interests include working with patients with cognitive and neurologic disorders, patient/family education for those with literacy challenges, and transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
She has been actively involved with ARN for over 25 years having given numerous conference presentations, authored rehabilitation nursing guidelines, author-presenter of an ARN Webinar and a CARF Webinar, and author-presenter of several presentations for ARNs PRN (Professional Rehabilitation Nursing) course, in addition to other ARN volunteer activities.
None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Notice of requirements to receive contact hours: 1.25 Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded for individuals who participate in the full activity and complete the post-evaluation for the activity. The ability to view or accept credit for this product expires on 5/4/24.
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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