Upon completion of this course,
the participant should be able:
- Describe the relationship
between spinal cord injury and problems with the urinary system and bladder
- Review the process of
normal urination, including the anatomy and physiology of the bladder and
it's nervous system control.
- List the neurological
changes that take place with supraspinal, suprasacral and infrasacral spinal
- Describe the optimal
initial bladder management strategies after spinal cord injury, including
during spinal shock.
- List the factors to be
considered in bladder training and management during the long-term recovery
period after SCI.
- Anticipate the problem
of Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) after SCI, including triggering factors, signs
and symptoms, treatment options and prevention.
- Discuss the incidence
of urinary tract infections after SCI, including causes, signs and symptoms,
assessment issues, treatment and prevention.