The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Management course was created out of the need for more specialized education at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. This is a multidisciplinary course designed to provide education on the care of the spinal cord patient, from admission to discharge, with additional sections dedicated to the psychosocial aspects of this type of injury as it relates to families and caretakers and the challenges patients face with post-discharge placements.

This SCI course features interactive lectures and skill stations, which include but are not limited to proper positioning/turning, equipment awareness, and ventilator management. Each discipline not only teaches and provides hands-on learning, but is also responsible for the creation and maintenance of their content. This ensures the educators are up to date on current practices, which will continually enhance the overall care of SCI patients.

Disciplines included in this course:

  • Care Management
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory
  • SCI Pathophysiology

This is a one-day, in-person course that takes place in the STEPS Simulation Center at no cost.

Upcoming course dates and times include:

  • May 13, 2024, 8 am – 4 pm
  • September 24, 2024, 8 am – 4 pm
  • December 12, 2024, 8 am – 4 pm

WVU Medicine employees can register via Workday (Trauma – Spinal Cord Injury Management -WVUH).

This course is approved for trauma credits and CEUs, but employees working outside of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital will need to contact the Clinical Education Department at 304-598-4063 for credit information and payment.

For more information about courses offered at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, email CCTItraining@wvumedicine.org.