Online Course
Rehabilitation of Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Disasters and Conflicts
Learn about the assessment and management of peripheral nerve damage during crisis situations

3.5-4 hours





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Peripheral nerve injuries, one of the leading causes of long-term impairment following disasters and conflicts, are commonly missed in the case of poly-trauma, with rehabilitation professionals often the first to recognise it and provide assessment and treatment. This course will examine assessment and treatment considerations for peripheral nerve injuries and highlight some of the common complications seen in disaster and conflict settings.


The aim of this course is to increase your knowledge about the guiding principles for assessment and treatment of peripheral nerve injuries in disasters and conflicts, while maintaining professional standards of care. You will also learn to appreciate the higher risk of secondary complications in conflicts and disasters due to factors associated with disrupted health systems and issues of access.


This course is made up of videos, reading activities, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Considerations for Early Rehabilitation of Peripheral Nerve Injury in Disasters and Conflicts
  2. Splinting
  3. Case Study 1: Upper Limb Peripheral Nerve Injury
  4. Case Study 2: Lower Limb Peripheral Nerve Injury

Target audience

This programme is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 3.5-4 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 3.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a basic understanding of peripheral nerve injury pathology and classification
  • perform an assessment for a patient with a peripheral nerve injury
  • develop a problem list and a treatment plan for a patient with a peripheral nerve injury
  • develop a realistic timeline of recovery and avoid secondary complications for a patient with a peripheral nerve injury


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

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This course is on the spot and important for every health care provider.
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Great course! I recommend it for both beginners and advanced professionals!
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Great course. Provide useful content. I highly recommend it!
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