Understanding Spinal Cord Injury

Understanding Spinal Cord Injury: Training for Attendants

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This program is designed for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) working in community, home care and long-term care sector as well as attendants working with clients privately or through direct funding programs.

This series of elearning modules and accompanying workbook-style manual will you help get you introduced to the kind of knowledge and understanding an attendant or PSW will want to have when providing service to someone who’s sustained a spinal cord injury.

This program is comprised of 55 minutes of elearning (5 modules.) A certificate of completion is awarded once all modules and the course survey are completed (a score of at least 80% must be achieved on each module quiz.)

Topics covered in this series include:

  1. Understanding Spinal Cord Injury (from the attendant’s perspective)
  2. Autonomic Dysreflexia
  3. Preventing Skin Breakdown (pressure sores)
  4. Preventing Bowel Problems
  5. Preventing Bladder Problems
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