International Standards and Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM)
The goal of this training for the Autonomic Standards is to learn normal autonomic functions, understand the changes in autonomic functions following spinal cord injury (SCI) and use the Autonomic Assessment to document and classify remaining autonomic neurological function.
A six-module course designed to enable clinicians to perform accurate and consistent neurological examinations of individuals with spinal cord injury through the use of the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI).
This course will prepare you to examine and score a patient’s spasticity using the Ashworth and Tardieu scales, based on a consensus panel convened and surveyed in 2013.
Additional guides to performing the sensory and motor examination
The algorithm, developed by the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) in partnership with ASIA and ISCoS, provides a tool which utilizes the raw test scores determined by performing the exam to electronically score and classify spinal cord injury using the ISNCSCI (revised 2011) scoring rules.
The calculator, developed within European Multicenter Study on Human Spinal Cord Injury (EMSCI), provides a tool which utilizes the raw test scores determined by performing the exam to electronically score and classify spinal cord injury using the ISNCSCI (revised 2011) scoring rules.
The SCIM is a validated outcome measure developed at the Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital that assesses three domains: self-care, respiration and sphincter management, and mobility for persons with spinal cord injury.