Spinal Cord Injuries: Cervical versus Lumbar & Planning for Long-Term Needs Part II

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Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious medical condition, which often results in severe morbidity and permanent disability. Globally, between 250,000 and 500,000 patients each year suffer a spinal cord injury; and in the United States, there are approximately 17,000 new cases of SCI each year, and roughly 282,000 persons are estimated to be living with SCI. 

In Part 2 of this highly rated webinar, medico-legal experts, Cynthia Bourbeau and April Pettengill, continue their presentation on Spinal Cord Injuries and continue sharing valuable information, considerations and best practices when it comes to planning for those with a spinal cord injury.


  • ✓ The attendee will get a brief overview of abilities and deficits at various levels of spinal cord injury.
    ✓ The attendee will have a basic understanding of the long-term requirements for care and equipment with various levels of spinal cord injury.

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Cynthia Bourbeau

Presenter: Cynthia Bourbeau


Cynthia Bourbeau, President and Founder of Medical and Life Care Consulting Services, Inc. (MLCC), has worked as a Massachusetts Registered Nurse, Certified Rehabilitation Nurse, Certified Nurse Case Manager and Certified Nurse Life Care Planner for over three decades. 

Founded in 2001, MLCC provides Life Care Planning, Medicare Set-Asides, Legal Nurse Consulting and more throughout the United States and internationally. MLCC also provides case management services throughout the Northeast Region of the United States and a wide range of care consultation for catastrophic injuries. 

April Pettengill has over 30 years nursing experience

Presenter: April Pettengill


April Pettengill has over 30 years of nursing experience that has included caring for the ill and injured across the continuum of life. She has a strong professional nursing background in catastrophic case management including assessment of and coordination of care needs for severely injured persons; hands-on nursing experience working with chronically ill elderly, pediatric population and acutely ill adults; and hands-on experience with patients with cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, wounds, spinal cord injuries, stroke, brain injuries, and progressive neurological disorders such as ALS and MS and Pediatric High-Tech need.

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