Rehabilitation – Spinal Cord injury

Target Audience:
PM&R/rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedic surgeons, nurses & health professions (PT, OT, etc.)

Type of Education Activity:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: individual
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: multiple participants
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site
  • Digital training course: multiple participants

Level: Basic – Advanced

Number of participants:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-2
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 10-15
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 2
  • Digital training course: 30-40

Duration:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-3 months
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 1 – 2 weeks (5 working days – 35 academic hours)*
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 1 week (5 working days)
  • Digital training course: 6 weekly sessions of 4 academic hours each (24 academic hours in total)*
    • *One academic hour comprises a 45-minute lecture

Objectives:

  • Enhance competencies in the rehabilitation and management of spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Enhance competencies in diagnosing the main impairments, activities, participation barriers, and limitations in acute/chronic SCI
  • Enhance competencies in building and leading SCI rehabilitation programs
  • Enhance competencies in “hands-on” rehabilitation techniques
  • Enhance competencies in the use of low and high-level technologies to improve body functions, activities, and participation in SCI
  • Review the comprehensive multidisciplinary management of SCI
  • Manage complex cases of people with SCI

Main topics

  • Imaging & acute care of traumatic and non-traumatic SCI
  • The international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) in the context of SCI:
    • o Main impairments in body function and structure – evaluation and management

        -SCI classification
        -Spasticity
        -Central neuropathic pain
        -Bowel and bladder dysfunction
        -Sex and fertility
        -Metabolic and psych issues
        -Wound care

      o Activity and participation barriers and limitation

        -Mobility, ADL (basic and instrumental), employment and community – evaluation and management

      o Environment

        -Assistive and adaptive technologies
        -Housing and community environment
        -Driving with SCI
  • Research and stroke

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Inpatient ward
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Frontal lectures
  • Clinical case discussions
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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