Spinal Cord Injuries Part 3: Inpatient Care
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1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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Release Date: 11/1/2023
Expiration Date: 11/1/2026

Program Overview

According to SCIMS, in 2021, approximately 18,000 new Spinal Cord Injuries occur each year; these numbers only reflect those patients making it to the ED. Data from 2015 shows LOS has declined to an average of 12 days for inpatient care and 32 days for rehab. How many healthcare providers will care for an SCI patient over a 12-day stay? What education do they need? Based on evaluation data from the TCAA on-demand learning system, many healthcare providers have asked for additional education on spinal cord injuries. TCAA’s Education Committee has put together a seven-part series to provide education from EMS through Rehab. The series will conclude with sections on coding injuries and how to prevent them. The series will start in August and run through Spring of 2024. Each webinar will highlight healthcare providers from across the United States. 

Estimated completion time:  >60 minutes

Target Audience: Trauma Center Staff

At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
  1. Describe the care of a trauma patient with spinal cord injuries.
  2. Discuss the changes you can make with your processes to improve outcomes.
  3. Discuss the inpatient care associated with spinal cord injuries.

Moderator: Laura Roustio

Faculty Presenter: Scott Moore, Nicole Cook

Presenter Bio

Scott Moore is an acute care surgeon at a level one trauma center in Raleigh, NC.  He obtained his specialty training in trauma and acute care surgery care at Denver Health, and has also completed additional certification in neurocritical care.  He has specific academic interests in occult shock diagnosis, chest wall injury management, and critical care management in spinal cord injury patients.

Nicole Cook is a Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 20 years of experience in emergency, critical care, and trauma nursing. In her current role at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, NC, she is responsible for the clinical activities and outcomes of the trauma program, as well as direct patient consultation on specialty populations, to include spinal cord injuries. Nicole is also engaged in education, research, and dissemination of knowledge, as an author, national and international speaker, TNCC director, and ATCN faculty.  

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