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Spinal Cord Injury: Hope Through Research

Author: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Course Created: 2009

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
4.0 out of 4.0, Based on: 2 reviews

Course Summary

This course provides information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spinal Cord Injury.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • A Short History of the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
  • What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
  • How Does the Spinal Cord Work?
  • What Happens When the Spinal Cord Is Injured?
  • What Are the Immediate Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury?
  • How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Rest of the Body?
  • How Does Rehabilitation Help People Recover From Spinal Cord Injuries?
  • How Is Research Helping Spinal Cord Injury Patients?
  • The Future of Spinal Cord Research

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of Spinal Cord Injury.
  • Identify a kind of programmed cell death.
  • Identify the only treatment currently available to limit the extent of spinal cord injury.
  • Describe the procedure sometimes performed to sever reflex pathways.


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