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Title: Traumatic Injuries: Spinal Cord Injuries


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Traumatic InjuriesSpinal Cord Injuries
  • KNR 279

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SPINAL CORD INJURIES
  • Any injury or insult to the spinal cord that
    results in impairment of motor or sensory
    function
  • Permanent or temporary
  • Traumatic or congenital
  • Complete
  • Incomplete

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SCI LEVEL OF INJURY
  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral
  • C1, C2, T1, T5, etc
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia

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ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS
  • Tremors, spasms
  • Sensory deficit
  • Temperature control
  • Decubitus ulcer
  • Bowel bladder control
  • Psychological problems

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Considerations/Accommodations
  • Accessibility
  • Signs to show accessible entrances
  • Adaptations/modifications
  • Knowledge of wheelchairs
  • Folding, pushing, etc.
  • Accessible transportation
  • Transfers

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Considerations/Accommodations
  • Eye level
  • Dont lean on wheelchair
  • Provide water/blankets to heat/cool
  • Encourage not sitting one way for a long period
    of time
  • Others???
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