Medical Complications of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury and Its Impact on Rehabilitation

$ 40.00

Description:  This on-demand webinar will review common medical conditions and complications prevalent in the spinal cord injury population. The management of neurogenic bladder, neurogenic bowel, heterotopic ossification, autonomic dysreflexia, and spasticity are topics that will be discussed. Patient case examples illustrating medical management of these conditions will also be discussed.

Instructor: Steven Nussbaum, MD, Medical Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Consultation Service, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Audience:  Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses

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

  • Discuss the management of neurogenic bladder in spinal cord injury
  • Summarize the management of neurogenic bowel in spinal cord injury
  • Explain how heterotopic ossification impacts spinal cord injury
  • Describe the management of autonomic dysreflexia in spinal cord injury
  • Outline the management of spasticity in spinal cord injury

    Continuing Education Credits

    Occupational Therapy 
    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15
    CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT

    Physical Therapy
    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    Speech-Language Pathology

    This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (OH-362,9/1/2020) is an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    1.5 contact hours including 0.46 Pharmacology Hours.


    Financial - Receives a salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    Non-Financial - Member of American Academy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


    Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists


    Medical Complications Spinal Cord Injury