As mentioned in a previous post, I am on internship at a nationally ranked rehabilitation hospital. Though I am currently assigned to a traumatic brain injury rotation (TBI), I have already started to work with patients with spinal cord injuries (i.e., my next formal rotation). I recently came across a wonderful free resource for patients and their family entitled, “Spinal Cord Injury Patient-Family Teaching Manual.” Check the end of this report for a link to download this valuable free resource.
The Spinal Cord Injury Patient-Family Teaching Manual addresses important physical, psychological, and social factors relevant to persons who suffer a spinal cord injury. Topics include sexuality, nutrition, voiding, activities of daily living, and travel and transportation. The manual spans around 500 pages. Thankfully, the authors have divided this extensive evidence-based work into separate, downloadable PDF chapters.
Download Spinal Cord Injury Patient-Family Teaching Manual here.