Spinal trauma such as transverse myelitis, spinal cord contusion and spinal fractures have a profound effect upon bladder as well as bowel function. How the bladder functions following a non-traumatic spinal cord injury depends on the level of injury to the spinal cord. Different levels of injury affect different nerves causing differing bladder dysfunction. An overview of spinal trauma and bladder dysfunction correlating with the level of injury, ongoing urologic care, evaluation and treatment options are presented.
Contact hours available until 10/26/17.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
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Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Objectives: 1. Discuss the different neurogenic bladder dysfunction that occurs in NTSCI with transverse myelitis, epidural abscess, and spinal cord infarction or contusion. 2. List the immediate urological care, when to perform urodynamic studies and discuss long-term bladder dysfunction with NTSCI. 3. State appropriate urological treatments and ongoing care of NTSCI patients.