It is amazing to see that more resources are readily becoming available for health professionals working in the field of spinal cord injury. Apps, instructional videos, and guidelines are constantly coming online, which can inform best practices and lead to improved care. We highlight two resources below, and have compiled the resources we have found over the past year on our links page.
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The Paralyzed Veterans of America have released a new free app for healthcare professionals using Ipads or Iphones that enables them to download e-books to help treat people with SCI. The App lets people access the following Clinical Practice Guideline titles: Early Acute Management in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury; Preservation of Upper Limb Function Following Spinal Cord Injury; Respiratory Management Following Spinal Cord Injury; and Bladder Management for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury. To read more about the app, click here.
In our January 30 blog entry, we discussed that people with SCI have challenges finding appropriate primary care once discharged from initial SCI rehabilitation. One aid to help address this issue is a new on-line resource to help family physicians meet the needs of people with SCI. The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF), in partnership with the University of Ottawa, has designed an e-learning resource (Caring for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury) for family physicians who are treating people with SCI or who are considering to treat people with SCI. To read more about this e-resource, click here or visit the site by clicking here.