Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Daily Archives: May 21, 2018

Nurses’ role in both prevention and treatment of cervical and lumbar injuries

Published: May 21, 2018

A spinal cord injury is devastating for a patient, their family and their caregivers. Every 44 minutes a person sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States resulting in approximately 12,000 SCIs each year.1 There are more than 265,000 persons currently living with this type of injury in the United States, and one out of every 50 persons lives with paralysis. 1 So as nurses, what can we do to reduce the risk of spinal cord injury in hopes of positively affecting these statistics?

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!