From a hospital admittance to discharge to outpatient rehabilitation, "Spinal Cord Injuries" addresses the wide spectrum of rehabilitation interventions and administrative and clinical issues specific to patients with spinal cord injuries. Comprehensive coverage includes costs, life expectancies, acute care, respiratory care, documentation, goal setting, clinical treatment, complications, and activities of daily living associated with spinal cord patients. In addition to physical therapy interventions and family education components, this resource includes content on incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and clinical features of spinal cord injury.
Introduction: Profiles in Courage and Hope 1. Understanding Spinal Cord Injury and Advances in Recovery 2. Medical Management and Complications of Spinal Cord Injury 3. Nursing Care and Education for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury 4. Respiratory Treatment and Equipment 5. Psychological Adjustments to Spinal Cord Injury 6. Evaluation 7. Intervention Principles and Position Changes 8. Transfer Techniques 9. Activities of Daily Living 10. Management of the Upper Limb in Individuals with Tetraplegia 11. Seating and Positioning 12. Assessment and Match for Effective Assistive Technology 13. Using Assistive Technology 14. Accessible Home Modification and Durable Medical Equipment 15. Wheelchair Skills 16. Ambulation 17. Functional Electrical Stimulation 18. Exercise and Fitness with Spinal Cord Injury 19. Sports and Recreation for People with Spinal Cord Injury 20. Wheel Chair Transportation and Safety 21. Transportation and Community Access 22. Functional and Psychosocial Aspects of Aging with SCI 23. Quality of Life After Spinal Cord Injury