4/13-4/14: 46th Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Course: Low Tech, High Tech, What the Tech?

Early Bird Before March 2, 2023: $250; After: $350

This course focuses on the use of technology, or the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes in individuals with a spinal cord injury. We seek to discuss the scientific principles, and application of these principles to change the environment in which humans with spinal cord injury live for the better. We will journey from the relevance of not only neuroimaging and the impact of technology on the assessment of spinal cord injury and the impact on some motor, sensory, and autonomic functions, but also motor-based functional electrical stimulation (FES) and neurological transcranial magnetic stimulation and their implications on recovery. The role of spasticity in its management and assessment will play a critical role in themes for this course. Seating and positioning considerations will be reviewed regarding high and low tech options and the clinical reasoning of seating systems. The course focuses on other additional human constructions as a way to not only unify participants with spinal cord injuries, but also provide access and improve availability of sources. We will discuss technology and what aspects of high and low technological options are most applicable in certain scenarios, where high tech may be an option, but what to do as well if you don’t necessarily have the technology, but only the principles behind it. A panel discussion on science and technology and the impact on society and culture will discuss how technology has improved not only access but also opportunities for individuals with a spinal cord injury. This spinal cord injury course will focus on current research in the field of spinal cord injury, specialized equipment and technology needs, secondary conditions due to spinal cord injury, and issues faced in not only acute care or inpatient rehabilitation but also outpatient facilities. The course will discuss restoration of bladder function, as well as surgical options for outpatients. The course will feature large and smaller group sessions, workshops, and a panel discussion throughout to promote engagement.

For full course details and workshop descriptions and faculty list, please review the course brochure prior to registration: Click Here

DATE & LOCATION: April 13, 2023 from 8:15AM - 4:15PM CST & April 14, 2023 from 8:15AM - 3:30PM CST. All times are in Central Time Zone. This will be a live online course. 

AUDIENCE: Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Physicians & Speech Language Pathologists. See accreditation information below.  

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss issues surrounding high technology options such as functional electrical stimulation (FES), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or locomotor training equipment (Lokomat) in the rehabilitation of those with a spinal cord injury
  • Explain the role of neuroimaging in determining prognosis for individuals with a spinal cord injury
  • Identify specialized equipment needs, assistive technology, and treatment considerations appropriate for the spinal cord injured patient in the rehabilitation setting
  • Explain low tech options for parenting, adjustment and caregiving issues related to spinal cord injury
  • Discuss recreation, leisure, fitness and travel technological considerations for persons living with a spinal cord injury

    SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: In order to receive contact hours, you must attend and participate on both live dates, submit attendance codes, and complete an on-line evaluation of the program. 

    You are required to select 1 of 3 workshops to attended on Day 1. (More information can be found after the agenda). This choice will be completed when you register. Please note, there is a cap on workshops, therefore it is a first come first serve basis on your selection. 

    If you select the workshop: Upper Extremity Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and High Repetition Task Training in Spinal Cord Injury, there is optional pre-work “Functional Electrical Stimulation in Upper Extremity SCI” to provide foundational knowledge of the research supporting this practice. Each learner has access to this optional course in their learning path. Successful completion of the FES course will provide 1.0 contact hours for OT and PT. NOTE: If selecting this workshop, it is strongly recommended that you have your own FES unit available. 

    If you select the workshop: Seating and Mobility Considerations with Low-Tech and High-Tech Options for Optimal Outcomes, there is optional prework “Seating and Mobility Considerations for Patients with SCI” to provide foundational knowledge supporting this practice. Each learner has access to this optional course in their learning path. Successful completion of the FES course will provide 1.0 contact hours for OT and PT.

    You are required to select 2 of 4 group discussions to attend on Day 1. This choice will be completed when you register. Please note, there is a cap on group discussions, therefore it is a first come first serve basis on your selection.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:

    Nursing

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 12.25 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

     Occupational Therapy

    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 5904. This distance learning-interactive course is offered at 12.25 contact hours, 1.225 CEUs [intermediate level, Foundational Knowledge/OT Service Delivery]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

    Physical Therapy
    This two-day course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 12.0 contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This two-day course has been approved for 12.0 Contact Hours

    The following states require continuing education units with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA

    Physician

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago DBA Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago DBA Shirley Ryan AbilityLab designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: To participate, you will need access to a computer with an internet connection. High-speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

     Internet connection: broadband wired or wireless (3G or better)

    • Web browser: Apple Safari: Latest stable version, Google Chrome: Latest stable version, Mozilla Firefox: Latest stable version, Microsoft Edge: Latest stable version
    • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
    • Speaker or headset to listen to audio files and participate in Zoom calls
    • Do NOT use Internet Explorer, as it is not supported.

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      Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants OTA and PTA Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Physicians Speech Language Pathologists Online Learning

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      Spinal Cord Injury