INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Clinical Development

SCI - ASCIP Conference Recap 2019

 

Course Description:

This course provides an update of best practices and current evidence-based approaches in providing care to patients with spinal cord injury.  Participants will receive training on various medical and rehabilitation considerations in this population including but not limited to autonomic dysreflexia, orthostatic hypotension, thermoregulation, limb overuse syndromes, as well as neurogenic bowel and bladder.  By attending this course, participants will gain an improved understanding of how to develop exercise and rehabilitation programs that account for these conditions while maximizing therapeutic outcomes and maintaining patient safety. This course provides an update of best practices and current evidence-based approaches in providing care to patients with spinal cord injury.  Participants will receive training on various medical and rehabilitation considerations in this population including but not limited to autonomic dysreflexia, orthostatic hypotension, thermoregulation, limb overuse syndromes, as well as neurogenic bowel and bladder.  By attending this course, participants will gain an improved understanding of how to develop exercise and rehabilitation programs that account for these conditions while maximizing therapeutic outcomes and maintaining patient safety.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and understand treatment of Autonomic Dysreflexia

  2. Be able to recognize and address orthostatic hypotension

  3. Understand thermoregulation in the SCI population

  4. Understand upper limb overuse syndromes in the SCI population

  5. Be able to educate SCI patients on secondary health complications

  6. Understand importance of safe physical exercise in SCI population

  7. Be able to address healthy weight loss in the SCI population

  8. Understand new options in the treatment of Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel

  9. Be able to recommend the Voices of Experience Video series for SCI population

  10. Know the considerations that must be made in ordering our patients' adaptive equipment

Speaker Bio:

Kristi Self, M.D., is the Medical Director for the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital. She graduated from OU College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Baylor Hospital College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is a member of various professional organizations including: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma County Medical Association, and the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. Along with spinal cord injury, her professional interests include musculoskeletal injuries, amputation, and stroke.

 

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