This webcast took place on July 28, 2010 and has already passed. To view the recorded session, please go to http://www.ilru.org/html/training/webcasts/archive/2010/07-28-SCI-RRTC.html

Presented by Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, Project Director, and Manon Schladen, MSE, EdS, Co-Director of Training, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

About the Training

This RRTC works to help people with spinal cord injury (SCI) maintain their health after injury and focuses specifically on the prevention of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and pressure ulcers. Over the next 5 years, the RRTC, based at National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), will work in collaboration with ILRU and others to conduct research activities that will produce new knowledge for consumers and their health care providers. The RRTC will then work to help people use the knowledge gained from research to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and pressure ulcers in SCI, improving quality of life, and enhancing well-being.

This 2-part webinar series introduced the research activities of the RRTC and highlights how they affect the health and well-being of individuals with SCI. Part I highlighted research activities focusing on the prevention of obesity and cardiovascular disease, and can be viewed on http://www.ilru.org/html/training/webcasts/archive/2010/07-14-SCI-RRTC.html.

Part II introduced research activities focusing on the maintenance of skin health and the prevention of pressure ulcers.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will experience:

  • Understand current recommendations for skin protection
  • Increased understanding of skin health maintenance


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Presented by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Washington, DC, and its partner, ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, a project of TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, TX.

5 Responses to “WEBINAR: Introducing the RRTC on Spinal Cord Injury Part II: Research Aimed at Improving Your Health: Maintenance of skin health and the prevention of pressure ulcers.”

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  5. RRTC on SCI says:


    Thank you for your comment. Feel free to quote our post in your blog. Unfortunately we don’t have a Twitter account at the moment, but if you are interested we have a facebook page under, http://www.facebook.com/rrtcsci. Feel free to check it out.


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