Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tag: Injury Prevention

Helpful tools for cooking when you have a spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/4nKUTlxH6gc This video shows two people with cervical spinal cord injuries preparing a complex meal using adaptive tools along with regular kitchen items that make cooking possible. Adaptive cooking tools used in this video: Jar...

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

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...

Just Don’t Dive! Go in Feet First to Avoid Spinal Cord Injuries

Diving into a pool or lake during summer activities may land you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life; over 800 people per year suffer a spinal cord injury from diving in...

Breaking Bad: Dozens Of Tourists Suffer Spinal Cord Injuries

Too many people are ignoring or simply not understanding the warning signs posted at many public beaches. Just hours after starting his Hawaii vacation, Todd Duitsman was paralyzed from the neck down. Duitsman and his family...

Parents recall their son’s C-spine injury 14 years later

When the board hit the severely sloping sand, deSatnick was toss head first into the hard, wet sand. His neck hurt, he knew that much, but he was still able to function. He walked around for about a day and a half before his father noticed his was holding his arms away from his body. When asked what was wrong, Chad told his father his arms were tingling.

Think first to help prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries

Billy Roussel is a risk taker. Always has been. So when he saw a platform high in a tree with a cable over the waters of Lake Bistineau while fishing with 12-year-old son Seth, he...

Don’t dive into a life-changing injury: Use common sense to stay safe in pools...

“My boyfriend picked me up and threw me in the pool. I floated to the surface face down and was drowning before he rolled me over and saved my life – but he broke...

Quadriplegic Mark Manion shares his story

Mark Manion is a quadriplegic with a compelling story. Forty years ago this week he became a quadriplegic when he and his cousin were hit by a drunk driver as they began a cycling trip across the country.

HEALTH LINE: No Diving Into Lakes, Rivers and Oceans

Experts Advise Against Diving Into Natural Bodies of Water What lurks beneath the water? It sounds like a horror story title, and it certainly can be when a spinal cord injury results from diving into natural...

The SENSIMAT for Wheelchairs – Indiegogo Campaign

The SENSIMAT for Wheelchairs is a thin, wireless mat of pressure sensors that is inserted underneath a wheelchair cushion. The mat connects via Bluetooth to the SENSIMAT mobile app which allows 24/7 monitoring of...