Spinal Cord Injuries

Overview

4.5 out of 5 (67 Reviews)

Credits

2.00

Post Assessment Questions

11

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

10 Mar 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are complex medical conditions resulting from spinal cord damage, often caused by trauma, as in motor vehicular crashes and falls, and nontraumatic etiologies like malignancy and degeneration. Spinal cord lesions may result in severe morbidity and permanent disability. High spinal lesions are often a cause for emergency due to cardiorespiratory compromise.

The pathologic mechanisms causing SCIs are classified as either primary or secondary. Primary injury, often irreversible, arises from direct spinal cord damage. Secondary injury occurs as a consequence of the changes induced by a primary injury, such as inflammation. Nerve axon disruption produces motor and sensory function loss below the level of injury. The diagnosis depends on a combination of clinical examination and diagnostic testing, particularly imaging studies. Treatment options include conservative, operative, rehabilitative, or a combination of these modalities. Novel interventions like stem cell therapy are still under investigation.

This activity for healthcare workers is designed to enhance learners' proficiency in evaluating and managing SCIs. After participation, learners strengthen their skills in utilizing best practice guidelines, implementing emergency measures, and seeking consults within the appropriate timeframes. Participants heighten their diagnostic and management acumen, enabling them to collaborate effectively within an interprofessional team seeking to improve outcomes for individuals with SCIs.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Compare the spinal cord syndromes based on pathophysiology and clinical features.

  • Create a clinically guided diagnostic strategy for an individual with suspected spinal cord injury.

  • Apply evidence-based practices when determining a personalized management plan for a patient diagnosed with a spinal cord injury.

  • Implement interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination to advance the management of patients with spinal cord injuries.

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians and Physician Associates: StatPearls, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians and PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

American Board of Internal Medicine: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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questions were very focused on traumatic repair strategies compared to the reading.

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