Spinal Cord Injuries > Overview
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This module discusses the incidence and types of spinal cord injuries and their treatment.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Recognize risk factors relating to spinal cord lesions
  • Relate anatomy and physiology to spinal cord lesions
  • List different types of spinal cord lesions and vertebral fractures
  • Identify different signs and symptoms associated with different types of spinal cord lesions
  • Identify the major complication of spinal cord injuries
  • Identify the differences between spinal shock and neurogenic shock
  • Recall the treatment relating to Autonomic Dysreflexia and spinal shock
  • Explain different treatment modalities for spinal cord lesions
  • Describe the nursing care regimen for spinal cord lesions
  • Summarize statistics relating to spinal cord lesions


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