Cervical Spinal Cord Injury [6221]
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: B230

   Robert Hall, Corporate Medical Director, Optum

Track: Medical
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


A spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or quadriplegia is an alteration or complete disruption of normal motor, sensory and autonomic function. The presenter reviews the anatomy, physiology and cause of a cervical SCI and the expected course of treatment from injury to discharge. He looks at the long-term impact of an SCI, including medical equipment and supplies, possible medical complications and ongoing treatments.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the anatomy, physiology and causes of cervical SCIs
Describe the course of medical treatment from the time of injury through discharge
Identify the long-term durable medical equipment needs
Discuss the potential long-term medical complications associated with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and medical treatments required in the home setting

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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Optum: Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Session Takeaways

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