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    Today, 12:07 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread 32 years. in Life
    Thanks for sharing your story with us. You can be very proud of all you have accomplished since your injury. (KLD)
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    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    Is that arrow pointing to your ankle, or your heel (as labeled)? To me, it looks like it could be a venous ulcer, which can occur in edematous lower...
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    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    I would concur with this. You would probably do better to purchase a shower/commode chair that packs up for travel. Not cheap, but it would meet your...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    I have a colleague who is a private nurse case manager. I have sent her an e-mail to ask about how you might go about finding a private case manager...
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    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    At one time, the University of Alabama, Birmingham (home of Spain Rehab Center) was a major HO management center. You might want to check with them. ...
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    Yesterday, 03:35 PM
    So are you currently getting your PCAs through a Medicaid waiver program? Or are you on Workers' Comp or other state funded program or private health...
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    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    Doesn't look like a pressure injury to me. Does it feel hot? Are you running a temperature? Did he do any lab work (like a WBC)? It looks much more...
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    03-19-2019, 03:17 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread AD in ER in Care
    You need to have a few different options in place to help you deal with this in the future. ER's are not equipped to just change catheters - 1....
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    03-19-2019, 03:05 PM
    I don't think that statistically there is any correlation. Given the time post injury or your son, I would guess that any sensation and motor...
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    03-19-2019, 03:02 PM
    Thank you for sharing your experience in such a detailed manner. I am sure that it will be helpful to many. So glad to hear you are doing well. ...
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    03-19-2019, 02:57 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Gas crisis in Care
    There should not be an odor problem if you manage your colostomy correctly. Change the bag as you need to and make sure that you manage your diet. ...
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    03-19-2019, 02:49 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Shoulder recovery... in Care
    it really depends on the type of shoulder surgery. It can be anywhere from a month or two to a year. ckf
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    03-19-2019, 11:50 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread florida living...... in Life
    If you find a house you like, ask about renting for 6 months or so with option to buy. (KLD)
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    03-19-2019, 11:46 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread PCA's and Iphones in Caregiving
    We didn't allow cell phone use of any kind by PCAs while on duty except for emergencies. At work, the nurses had work issued Android phones...
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    03-19-2019, 03:57 AM
    Download and print (and carry with you) this publication from the United Spinal Association on your rights and tips about air travel for wheelchair...
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    03-18-2019, 02:50 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread walk ride rodeo in Movies & Music
    (KLD)
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    03-17-2019, 11:16 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread UTI with no symptoms in Care
    Urodynamics testing is what is needed to determine if holding 12 hours is ok. It is an individualized test. for some it is okay to hold for 12 hours...
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    03-17-2019, 11:13 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread AD in ER in Care
    If no SCI specialist, then the next best would be a neurologist. Plus, you should establish yourself with a doctor who knows this who has hospital...
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    03-17-2019, 11:09 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Gas crisis in Care
    Do you do your bowel program daily? CWO
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    03-17-2019, 10:50 AM
    Here are another couple of options for powered leg bag emptiers. You do need to use these on a power chair: http://www.wheelchairs.com/legbag2.htm...
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    03-16-2019, 08:57 PM
    We have been without a moderator for the Politics forum for quite sometime. Lynnifer was going to do that before she died. Personally, I wouldn't...
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    03-16-2019, 08:54 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread florida living...... in Life
    Tampa is the location of one of the largest of the VA SCI Centers, and they work closely with the medical and nursing schools at University of South...
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    03-16-2019, 08:50 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread florida living...... in Life
    I agree. Quality of life in those areas is pretty poor. Very hot summers, cold windy winters for the most part...and a long way from the ocean. In...
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    03-15-2019, 11:27 AM
    I don/t see how washing around a tube for a few seconds can cause AD. as soon as stimulation stopped blood pressure should go down. Same with wound...
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    03-15-2019, 11:20 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Menopause and SCI in Care
    bone density checking should start earlier. you should have been taking more calcium with vitamin D as an adult woman. vitamin D checked annually....
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    03-15-2019, 11:16 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread UTI with no symptoms in Care
    we only recommend treatment for symptomatic UTI. not urine discoloration or smell if you had no symptoms then why was urine tested? we call...
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