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Spinal cord injury can cause changes to how your urinary system works.  The way you go to the bathroom will be different, but with what you learn in rehab, plus time and trial and error, you’ll be able to master

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Posted in ...what to know if I'm recently injured, autonomic dysreflexia, developing healthy habits, how my body works after SCI, how to problem-solve, partnering with health care professionals, urinary tract infections (UTIs), working with caregivers
Course contents
Section 1 – What is SCI?
1.1 – What is Spinal Cord Injury?
1.2 – Paraplegia & Quadriplegia
1.3 - Levels of Injury
1.4 - Complete & Incomplete
1.5 - Physical Effects
1.6 - Emotional Effects

Section 2 – Recovery & Adapting
2.1 - Tough Questions
2.2 - Starting Rehabilitation
2.3 - Adapting
2.4 - Stress
2.5 - Communication and Relationships

Section 3 – Rehab & Beyond
3.1 - Your Rehab Journey
3.2 - The Rehab Team
3.3 - Getting the Most Out of Rehab
3.4 - Taking Charge
3.5 - Success Stories
Course contents
Section 1 – Knowing your (new) body
1.1-Knowing your (new) body
1.2-How the urinary system works
1.3-Neurogenic bladder
1.4-Rehab and adapting
1.5-Your bladder program

Section 2 – Healthy Habits
2.1-Healthy habits
2.2-Emptying your bladder
2.3-Medications
2.4-Directing your care
2.6-Problem-solving

Section 3 – Prevention
3.1-Prevention
3.2-Autonomic dysreflexia (AD)
3.3-Complications
3.4-Urinary stones
3.5-Follow-up and testing
3.6-PARTnerships
Course contents
Section 1 – Confidence and comfort
1.1 - Confidence and comfort
1.2 - How digestion works
1.3 - Neurogenic Bowel
1.4 - Your bowel program
1.5 - Making the transition

Section 2 – The perfect program
2.1 - The perfect program
2.2 - Diet and eating habits
2.3 - Timing & activity
2.4 - Position, equipment and skin health
2.5 - Bowel care: step by step

Section 3 – Problem-solving
3.1 - Problem-solving
3.2 - Bowel accidents
3.3 - Constipation
3.4 - Diarrhea
3.5 - Other problems
3.6 - Signs to monitor
Course contents
Section 1 – Skin Health
1.1 – A Top Priority
1.2 – How the Skin Works
1.3 – After a Spinal Cord Injury
1.4 – Pressure Sores

Section 2 – Skin Care Skills
2.1 – Healthy Habits
2.2 – Areas to Monitor
2.3 – Autonomic Dysreflexia
2.4 – Problem-Solving
2.5 – Your Skin Care Team

Section 3 – Prevention
3.1 – Skin Check
3.2 – Pressure Relief
3.3 – Cushions and Equipment
3.4 – Clothes
3.5 – Footwear
3.6 – Deal with a New Wound
Course contents
Section 1 – Your Body Needs Healthy Food
1.1 – Good Food, Good For You!
1.2 – Digestive Health
1.3 – Urinary Health
1.4 – Bone Health
1.5 – Skin Health
1.6 – Body Weight
1.7 – Related Health Concerns

Section 2 – Building Blocks of Health
2.1 – Building Blocks of Health
2.2 – Fibre and Carbs
2.3 – Protein
2.4 – Fats
2.5 – Vitamins A, D, E, K
2.6 – Vitamins B & C, Calcium & Sodium
2.7 – Water & Fluids
2.8 – Food Groups & The Food Guide

Section 3 – Good Food Choices
3.1 – Eat Healthy Every Day
3.2 – Meal Planning
3.3 – Eating at Home
3.4 – Healthy Snacks
3.5 – Eating Out
3.6 – Bon Appetit
Course Contents
Section 1 – Sex and Spinal Cord Injury
1.1 – What is sexuality?
1.2 – Answering your questions
1.3 – Myths about sex & SCI
1.4 – What’s the same? What has changed?  
1.5 – (Re)discovering your sexual self

Section 2 – Your Sexual Self
2.1 – Sex = Body + Mind
2.2 – Kinds of Arousal
2.3 – Pleasure, Orgasm and Ejaculation
2.4 – Sexual Self Esteem
2.5 – Exploring Possibilities

Section 3 – Relationships and Role Changes
3.1 – Relationships and Role Changes
3.2 – Being Social and Meeting People
3.3 – Talking about Sex
3.4 – Logistics
3.5 – Taking Time to Adapt
Course Contents
Section 1: Planning for Pregnancy
1.1-Dispelling the Myths
1.2-Fertility for Men after SCI
1.3-Fertility for Women after SCI
1.4-Getting your Partner Pregnant (for Men with SCI)
1.5-Getting Pregnant (for Women with SCI)

Section 2: Pregnancy
2.1-First Things You Need to Know
2.2-Complications
2.3-Labour & Delivery
2.4-Recovery
2.5-Breastfeeding

Section 3: Parenting
3.1-Psychosocial Aspects of Parenting with a Disability
3.2-Social Attitudes toward Parenting with a Disability
3.3-Adaptation
3.4-Your Accessible Home and Childcare Assistive Devices
3.5-Resources & Services

Course Contents
Section 1 - You and Your wheelchair
1.1-Your Unique Needs
1.2-Types of Chairs
1.3-Getting a Chair
1.4-Fit and Set-up
1.5-Safety and Maintenance
1.6-Partners: Therapists & Vendors

Section 2 - Wheelchair Skills
2.1-Wheelchair Skills
2.2-Transfers & Positioning
2.3-Indoor Skills
2.4-Community Skills
2.5-Advanced Skills

Section 3 -Problem-Solving Past Barriers
3.1-Overcoming Barriers
3.2-Problem-solving
3.3-Scenario 1: Joey
3.4-Scenario 2: Maria
3.5-Scenario 3: Sam
Course Contents
Section 1: Understanding Your Pain
1.1-Understanding Your (New) Pain
1.2-How Pain Happens
1.3-Different Kinds of Pain
1.4-The Time Course of Pain
1.5-Who has Chronic Neuropathic Pain?

Section 2: Managing Your Pain
2.1-Managing Your Pain
2.2-Work with Your Healthcare Team
2.3-What If the Healthcare Professionals Don't Understand My Pain?
2.4-Managing Musculoskeletal Pain
2.4a-without Medication
2.4b-with Medication
2.5-Managing Neuropathic Pain
2.5a-without Medication
2.5b-with Medication

Section 3: Taking Control of Your Pain 3.1-Taking Control of Your Pain
3.2-Understanding Emotional and Psychological Aspects
3.3-Asking for Assistance and Seeking Social Support
3.4-Taking Medication Safely
3.5-Resting, Relaxing and Learning from Others
3.6-Explaining Your Pain to Others
Course Contents
Section 1. Living an Active Life
1.1 - The importance of physical activity  
1.2 - Ways to Be Active
1.3 - Guidelines for Physical Activity
1.3a - Guidelines for Aerobic Activity
1.3b - Guidelines for Strength Training Activity
1.4 - Getting Started

Section 2. Ways to Get Fit
2.1 – Ways to Get Fit
2.2 - Aerobic Activities
2.3 - Strength Training Activities
2.4 - Intensity
2.5 - Safety
 
Section 3: Overcoming Barriers and Reaching Your Goal
3.1 - Introduction - Making Activity Happen
3.2 - Overcoming Barriers
3.3 - Setting Goals
3.4 - Creating an Action Plan
3.5 - How to Stick to Your Action Plan