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DIS001 Non-Progressive Disorders Affecting the Spinal Cord

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DIS001 Non-Progressive Disorders Affecting the Spinal Cord
SKU: 004/012 - DIS001
$130.00

This course presents an overview of non-progressive conditions that affect the spinal cord, including traumatic spinal cord injury and Spina Bifida.

Significant discounts are available to VGM and US Rehab Members! Call us prior to purchase for your discount code: 800-987-7342.

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Disease processes, medical conditions and traumas can be categorized as either progressive or non-progressive. Non-progressive conditions are ones in which the disorder itself does not cause further or ongoing changes in medical, physical or cognitive health. This course presents an overview of non-progressive conditions that affect the spinal cord, including traumatic spinal cord injury and Spina Bifida.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the basic anatomy of the spinal cord;
  2. Describe the ways in which the spinal cord could be injured and the pathology that occurs;
  3. Explain the difference between the orthopedic level of spinal cord injury and the neurological level of spinal cord injury;
  4. List the potential sequelae and complications of a spinal cord injury;
  5. Describe a basic picture of an individual at each neurological level of spinal cord injury with regards to functional abilities, limitations and need for assistive technology;
  6. Identify the major factors that should be considered when choosing seating and wheeled mobility devices for each of the individuals in objective #5;
  7. Describe the three types of spina bifida;
  8. List the potential sequelae and complications of spina bifida;
  9. Identify the major factors that should be considered when choosing seating and wheeled mobility devices for the individual with spina bifida.
To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey.

Continuing education: VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program; RESNA and NRRTS approve the 0.2 IACET CEUs for recertification.

Significant discounts are available to VGM and US Rehab Members! Call us prior to purchase for your discount code: 800-987-7342.

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