ERIC Number: ED353716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Shriners Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Self Care Manual.
This manual is intended for young people with spinal cord injuries who are receiving rehabilitation services within the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Shriners Hospital (San Francisco, California). An introduction describes the rehabilitation program, which includes family conferences, an individualized program, an independent living program, discharge to a special transition apartment, return to the community, and periodic reevaluation and ongoing training. Other introductory information covers diagnostic tests, the daily schedule, the therapy schedule, Unit policies, activity attendance rules, and the patient's rights and responsibilities. Later chapters present information on: (1) the nervous system and spinal cord injury; (2) skin care; (3) bladder care; (4) bowel care; (5) nutrition; (6) the respiratory system and care; (7) circulation; (8) complications of spinal cord injury; (9) medications; (10) physical therapy; (11) occupational therapy; (12) recreation therapy; (13) social services; (14) attendant care; (15) sexuality; and (16) equipment maintenance. A glossary is also provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attendants, Drug Therapy, Hospitalized Children, Hospitals, Hygiene, Individual Development, Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreation, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Programs, Self Care Skills, Sexuality, Social Services
Shriners Hospital, Education Dept., 1701 19th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122 ($50; 10 or more $45 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, San Francisco, CA.