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Spinal Cord Injury Online Courses from MSKTC

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The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center operated by the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) that translates health information into easy to understand language and formats for patients with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury and their families and caregivers. The center reviews and synthesizes current research, publishes articles and technical reports, develops knowledge translation tools, and creates patient and family resources to inform clinical practice.

MSKTC is offering free online courses for individuals living with spinal cord injuries.

Topics include:

Power Wheelchair Maintenance Training
Course Details: This training will teach you how to identify issues with your manual wheelchair so you can keep yourself safe and better manage the cost of wheelchair repairs. You will also practice inspecting your own wheelchair and if needed make minor repairs. There are three parts to this training: (1) Maintenance Basics (2) Inspection (3) Action Items.

Duration: Estimated completion time is 90-130 minutes. | Free

Manual Wheelchair Maintenance Training
Course Details: This training will teach you how to identify issues with your manual wheelchair so you can keep yourself safe and better manage the cost of wheelchair repairs. You will also practice inspecting your own wheelchair and if needed make minor repairs. There are three parts to this training: (1) Maintenance Basics (2) Inspection (3) Action Items.

Duration: Estimated completion time is 90-130 minutes. | Free

Safe Wheelchair Transfer Training
Course Details: This training will teach you how to move to and from your wheelchair and help you to prevent wear and tear on your body. It is designed for manual and power wheelchair users and anyone interested in learning about a three-phase technique for safe wheelchair transfers.

Duration: Estimated completion time is 50-60 minutes. | Free

 

About the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center operated by the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) that translates health information into easy to understand language and formats for patients with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury and their families and caregivers.

The center reviews and synthesizes current research, publishes articles and technical reports, develops knowledge translation tools, and creates patient and family resources to inform clinical practice. The MSKTC is funded by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number 90DPKT0009.

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