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Digital Seminar

Differentiate Spinal Cord Injuries and Syndromes

2 Hours 13 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jun 23, 2023
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Digital Seminar


Spinal cord injuries and syndromes are a complex topic that will be explained in detail to help you fully understand and differentiate between the different types of injuries and syndromes, as well as recognize their impact on the human body. This course will offer content needed to better understand the specialized needs of this patient population.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 06/02/2026.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Ebonye Green, MNSc, ACNPC-AG, CNRN, SCRN, APRN, FNCS's Profile

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Ebonye Green, MNSc, ACNPC-AG, CNRN, SCRN, APRN, FNCS, has been an inpatient advanced practice registered nurse for the College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences since 2013. She previously worked as a staff nurse and as a travel nurse, working in some of the country’s top neurosurgical intensive units and Gamma Knife, including Washington Hospital Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Ebonye is passionate about contributing to her specialty and professional associations and organizations. She is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and serves as a Director at Large on their Board of Directors, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Director at Large for Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons, Neurocritical Care Society, is Co-Chair of the Women in Neurocritical Care Advanced Practice Leadership Committee, and is also a Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society. Ebonye is passionate about educating staff to grow their knowledge to better care for our patients and families.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ebonye Green has an employment relationship with the University of Arkansas. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ebonye Green is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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  1. Recognize the gross anatomical structures on the brainstem and spinal cord.
  2. Describe the functional anatomy of the spinal cord.
  3. Discuss different clinical syndromes that affect the spinal cord.
  4. Evaluate the nursing care needed for each spinal cord syndrome discussed.
  5. Determine the effect a spinal cord injury has on each body system.


Structure of the Spinal Cord
  • Vertebral column
  • Plexus and cerebrospinal fluid
Spinal Cord Syndrome and Injuries
  • Classification of spinal cord injuries
  • Mechanism of spinal cord injuries
  • Degrees of spinal cord injuries
  • Classification of spinal cord injuries
  • Impact of spinal cord injuries
  • Complete vs. incomplete spinal cord injury
  • Anterior, central and posterior cord syndrome
  • Brown-sequard syndrome
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Repetition of primary and secondary spinal cord injuries
  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • Circulation
  • Disability
Nursing Interventions
  • Neurological systems
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Respiratory complications
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Urinary system
  • Immobility
  • Impaired temperature regulation
  • Pain
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Interventions
  • Rehabilitate

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants


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