Live Webinars2020-02-09T22:37:18+00:00

Live Webinars

Spinal Cord Injury Malnutrition Screening and Interdisciplinary Approach to Resolution in the Rehabilitation Setting
Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. EST
Presented by:
Virginia (Becky) Thayer, RN, MSN, CRRN
Rya Clark, RD CNSC

Program Description:
Approximately 20-50% of patients are malnourished or at risk upon admission to a hospital. Malnutrition increases the risk of complications such as pressure injury and even mortality. Only 7% of hospitalized patients receive a diagnosis of malnutrition, leaving many others potentially undiagnosed and untreated as they move through the care continuum. This program will describe the collaborative role of nursing and clinical nutrition in a performance improvement project that led to increased identification, diagnosis, and treatment of malnutrition with practical applications useful in any clinical point of care delivery.


  1. Explore nutritional screening and diagnostic criteria for Malnutrition in Spinal Cord Injury
  2. Identify key steps in developing a collaborative team approach for improving nutritional status
  3. Be able to discuss the role of the nurse in the patients’ nutritional care plan
  4. List at least one parameter that can be used to demonstrate improvement in malnutrition

Webinars are free for ASCIP Members; $34 for non-members. (No CEs are offered for this webinar)

Introduction to Accessibility for Phones, Tablets, and Computers

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern
Registration for members is free; registration for non-members is $34

Kristen Mastony, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Mandy Summers, MS, OTR/L, ATPD
Megan Mahaffey, MOT, OTR/L, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Technology is an integral part of everyday life. For individuals with SCI, access to these devices can be challenging, which can prevent them from participation in daily roles and occupations. This presentation will describe and demonstrate how to setup and utilize the built-in accessibility features of consumer devices as well as the dedicated assistive technology devices to improve overall independence with participation in technology. This presentation is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of accessibility features, switch access for tablet and phone use, and other assistive technology devices for computer use. Understanding how to utilize the accessibility features of these devices as well as obtaining the knowledge of current products allows accessibility and gives the individual with a spinal cord injury a greater sense of independence and reconnection with society.