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Click the play button to view an introduction to this course by Dr. Andrei Krassioukov.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize autonomic dysreflexia (AD) and formulate an approach to its management
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system relevant to AD in people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Recognize the most common signs and symptoms of an AD episode
  • Discuss the treatment for AD and related resources.

Click the heading below to view and a note regarding the ‘Special Considerations’ for this course.

‘Special Considerations’ for this course

The content of this course was derived from clinical practice guidelines and expert consensus.

There are regional variations in the laws governing the scope of practice of health care professionals (MD, RN, EMTs, and paramedics) and in the availability of treatment that must be considered prior to implementing treatment for autonomic dysreflexia among patients with spinal cord injury .

© 2011 ICORD. The course content may be freely circulated but must not be altered without the express permission of the authors.

Who can Take this Course?

This course is freely available to anyone with internet access. Although the course was developed for a Paramedic audience, it can act as a useful resource to any health professional and to patients and their families alike.

How Long is this Course?

There is no time limit for completion of this course. You may work at your own pace and any activities you complete are not graded but are designed to reinforce your learning.

What are the Technical Requirements?

To complete this course, you will need access to a computer with audio and video capability.
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