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Monthly Archives: June 2006

NUTRITION IN SPINAL CORD INJURY

We start with nutrition because it's basic to health no matter what is going on in your body systems. While you are in...

THE SKIN

The skin is the external covering of the body. It is tough and, at the same time, pliable. Its major function is to protect...

CAUSES OF SKIN SORES

Causes - Because your blood flows more slowly after SCI, your healing ability is reduced. In addition, your skin cannot tolerate as much pressure...

OTHER SKIN PROBLEMS

OTHER SKIN PROBLEMS IN SCI Problem/Location Signs/Cause DO DO NOT Rashes Where skin comes in contact with skin, (e.g., groin, armpits, under breasts) Pimples, red blotches due toMoisture and lack of...

PROGRESSION OF SKIN SORES

A skin sore begins as a red area on the skin. This reddened area may or may not feel hard and/or hot. If you...

BODY CHECK

Check your whole body, but pay special attention to bony areas By inspecting your skin regularly, you can spot a problem at the very beginning....

RELIEVE SKIN PRESSURE

Relieve Skin Pressure In addition to routinely checking your skin, a second important way to prevent pressure sores is to relieve skin pressure by changing...

SKIN CARE

Take Routine Care of Your Skin The third way to prevent skin sores, the most serious problem in SCI, is to keep your skin healthy....

Tips to Prevent Skin Sores

DO Make sure your wheelchair foot pedals are adjusted to the right height. Use a prescribed cushion on wheelchair seat. Sit up straight in wheelchair (slumping or...

THE NORMAL URINARY TRACT AND URINATION

The Kidneys are two fist-sized organs located in the back of the abdominal cavity. The kidneys perform complex functions that...