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SPINAL CORD INJURIES OVERVIEW

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

References

 
  Click here to view the references used in the spinal cord injuries module.

 

 
 
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