Title: What Does My Spinal Cord Injury Patient Need?
Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
A patient comes into the ER from a catastrophic event, anything from a fall to a car accident. This patient has had a complete change in their life – They will no longer be able to do what they were previously able to do naturally, due to a spinal cord injury. Throughout their acute care stay, the consulting team deems them appropriate for an inpatient rehab stay at your hospital. Is your physician, nursing, therapy, case management and neuropsych staff prepared to treat this patient? Do you know what equipment will be needed for a patient like this? This presentation will provide you with the basics you will need in order to effectively treat a patient with a spinal cord injury. A checklist will also be discussed to make sure all areas that are vital to the patients survival and outcomes will be discussed.
- Create a basic foundation for evaluating and treating patients with non-complex, low-level spinal cord injuries
- Demonstrate the knowledge needed to provide education to patients with spinal cord injuries
- Compile a list of resources to aid in the evaluation, treatment and education of a patient with a non-complex, low-level spinal cord injury
Instructional Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Kathryn Burke, OTR/L, MBA – Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Webinar presenter Kathryn Burke has disclosed relevant financial and nonfinancial relationships as follows:
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