This interactive training, delivered by experienced registered nurses, aims to introduce and or refresh the theoretical knowledge required to deliver safe and effective care to a patient / client with a spinal cord injury.

Ensuring that the patient / client is supported to reach their full potential and taking account of professional, legal and ethical guidelines, policies and procedures and best practice guidance.

Our trainer will also talk you through practical demonstration(s) and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

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We are keeping numbers low (10) to allow maximum time for interaction and questions.

All learners will receive a CPD certificate and downloadable handouts.

Target audience: community nurses, experienced health care assistants / support workers and any other health or social care staff working with adults with complex care needs in a community setting.

Course duration: 7.5 hours (breaks will be scheduled throughout the day).

Maximum no of delegates: 10

Technical details

Sessions are delivered via Zoom platform. You will receive comprehensive details both about how to access as well as get the most out of your training – please allow 2 business days from your order.

Course content includes:

  • Explore how the spine functions
  • Identify anatomy of the including the vertebrae, the Intervertebral disc, spinal cord, central and peripheral nervous system
  • Discuss the role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • Define SCI and how the level of injury can impact on someone’s abilities
  • Identify how a spinal cord injury can affect the individual from a holistic view point
  • Identify potential complications after SCI and what to do to minimise and manage these
  • Discuss the causes, signs, symptoms and management of Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Discuss the complications of poikilothermia
  • Discuss the impact of SCI in relation to manual handling
  • Debate the impact of a SCI in relation to tissue viability and pressure area care
  • Understand the impact that spinal cord injuries may have on the bowel and how to manage these
  • Identify causes of constipation and the complications of this to the client
  • Describe the management / treatment of constipation
  • Explore how to administer suppositories and enemas safely and effectively
  • Understand the theory of how to perform digital rectal examination, digital rectal stimulation and manual evacuation of faeces and the associated complications
  • Understand the impact that spinal cord injuries may have on the urinary system and how to manage these
  • Explore the different options for catheter use including suprapubic, urethral and intermittent catheterisation
  • Discuss how to effectively care for a catheter and prevent associated catheter complications including infection, blockage, leakage, trauma, expelled catheter
  • Identify the recording requirements surrounding caring for an individual with a SCI

Your trainer will be delivering the session using an online classroom – known as a ‘webinar’.

To get the most out of the session we recommend you follow these simple tips:
● Don’t be afraid to ask questions: just as in a classroom setting our trainer is there to facilitate your learning. There are no silly questions.
● If you are in a room with other colleagues, it is a good idea to nominate a ‘speaker’ to ask questions to the trainer.
● Wear a sticker with your name on it so that our trainer knows who you are.
● Have some paper and pens ready in case our trainer asks you to write something down.
● It’s ok to get up and stretch if you need too.
● Have fun! We aim for all our learning to be an engaging experience.
● Please leave us feedback using the online code you will be given.
● Please note: you must stay for the full session or you will not receive your certifcate of attendance.
● Delegates please login 15 mins before start time to allow for any technical issues etc.

Using Zoom
You can access via the Zoom app or via your PC (you will need to download Zoom )
● Getting started with Zoom on windows and Mac
● Using Zoom app (IOS)
● Zoom app android
Zoom is very intuitive and allows for direct interaction with our trainer.
● Please mute yourself when not talking as this cuts down background interference.
● Please use headphones if possible.
● Please make use of ‘reactions’ and chat facilities as these can aid interactions.

Download our virtual classroom pdf

Enrol on webinars here: click on links for learning outcomes and more information (per person)

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