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.
- Case Studies with clinical application thinking exercises help you apply knowledge from the book to real life situations.
- Thoroughly referenced, evidence-based content provides the best evidence for treatment based on the most current research.
- Tables and boxes throughout each chapter organize and summarize important information for quick reference.
- Clinical Note boxes provide at-a-glance access to helpful tips.
- Over 500 clinical photos, line drawings, radiographs, and more bring important concepts to life.
- Highly respected experts in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, editors Sue Ann Sisto, Erica Druin, and Martha Sliwinski, provide authoritative guidance on the foundations and principles of practice for spinal cord injury.
- Companion DVD includes video clips of the techniques described throughout the book that demonstrate how to apply key concepts to practice.
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
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
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