Optimizing Potential Through Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Optimizing Potential Through Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Saturday, September 06, 2014 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd
(310) 476-6571
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90049
United States

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Course Description and Statement of Need
Every year, between 250,000 and 500,000 people in the United States have a devastating spinal cord injury, with long-term, disabling consequences. Advances in technology and research have created alternative options in the management and rehabilitation of this population. This one-day conference will facilitate the development of competent practitioners to address these needs. This course is designed to update psychiatrists,  neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family physicians, and allied healthcare professionals in the care and rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury.

Educational Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of understanding mechanisms of injury and the neurological classification system used in the spinal cord injury population.
  • Explain the benefit of using imaging as an adjunct to establishing diagnoses and determining the appropriate intervention needed for spine stabilization.
  • Identify the criteria and current resources available for the use of exoskeletons in the rehabilitation of SCI patients.
  • Cite two psychosocial assessment tools used to aid in the management of adjustment disorders commonly seen in the SCI population.
  • List the criteria used to identify patients that may be candidates for the use of implantable E-stim.
  • Identify the current assessment and management techniques of medical issues and complications resulting from spinal cord injury and appropriately integrate these techniques in the care of patients.
  • Apply SCI rehabilitation practice guidelines to improve functional outcomes in this population

Accreditation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of  6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the ACCME for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal.

Allied Health Practitioners
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an approval provider for the Physical Therapy Board of California, American Occupational Therapy Association, California speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board and the California  Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Policy on Disclosure
It is the policy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center assesses conflict of interest with its faculty, planners and managers of CME activities.  Conflicts of interest that are identified are resolved by reviewing that presenter’s content for fair balance and absence of bias, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. While Cedars-Sinai Medical Center endeavors to review faculty content, it remains the obligation of each physician or other healthcare practitioner to determine the applicability or relevance of the information provided from this course in his or her own practice.


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