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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Essential Oils in Care
    There is a lot of research going on with the use of essential oils. All of them are not harmless, but many are. Studies on sleep in ICU have been...
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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    We do know that IC is not the panacea that we once thought it was, but given the alternatives, it is certainly one of the options that we can still...
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    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    Even incremental turns can help. Using bands to move your legs and siderails to help move your upper body are all ways to change position. Also,...
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    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread tunnel wound in Care
    That's great news. Do everthing that they told you and stay off that area as much as possible. I know it gets boring - but it is the best thing...
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    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Fever as a quadrepelgic in Care
    The fever could be viral - they are just as nasty as bacterial infections, sometimes nastier. The best things to do for that are exactly what you...
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    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    Unless the swelling goes further into the foot and there are other changes, keeping it elevated, supported and iced is probably the most they would...
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    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    The literature does not support the flushing of the bladder with antibiotics. That is not to say that it may or may not work for you. No matter...
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    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread toilet chair in Equipment
    Most insurances do not cover bathroom equipment, following Medicare rules, so you are lucky yours does cover it. You can see if they will cover this...
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    09-01-2015, 07:27 PM
    Hasn't visited this site since 2011, so unlikely to get any answer. (KLD)
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    09-01-2015, 07:25 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread toilet chair in Equipment
    http://www.nuprodx.com/chair3200.htm (KLD)
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    09-01-2015, 10:58 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread tunnel wound in Care
    Flap surgery success is dependent on many factors. Some of them are: the quality of the tissue that is available for use; using the "right amount of...
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    09-01-2015, 10:51 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Fever as a quadrepelgic in Care
    Alternating the tylenol with motrin is one of the best ways I have found to bring down a fever. DO NOT exceed the maximum dose per day of either....
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    09-01-2015, 10:46 AM
    Probably is broken. The only thing they may do is tape it to the next toe to help provide some support. There is mixed reviews on that in the...
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    09-01-2015, 10:44 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Lotion for new skin in Care
    The Aquaphor line is also quite good. It is a little greasy when it goes on, but absorbs quickly. I am speaking not only from professional...
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    09-01-2015, 10:42 AM
    Everyone is different and even though the symptoms may be the same, they may not lead down the same path. The wonderful thing about this forum is...
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    09-01-2015, 10:37 AM
    Not sure what you are asking. I agree that a 14 is rather small. If it works for you, great. However, it will clog easier and may need to be...
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    09-01-2015, 10:35 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Stretching in Care
    I agree with KLD. Someone should be able to set up a program for you to stretch yourself. That way, you are not limited as to the time of day that...
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    08-31-2015, 07:45 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Stretching in Care
    Most of our clients with paraplegia can learn how to do their own range of motion (stretching) exercises with a few minor pieces of equipment like...
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    08-31-2015, 10:21 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Colostomy opinions in Care
    I would encourage you to takew a look at the SCI Consortium Guidelines for Neurogenic Bowel. They are posted on the site. It may give you some ideas...
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    08-31-2015, 10:18 AM
    Esach drug reacts differently in different people. The warnings are there because there has been more reports of problems than the FDA would like to...
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    08-31-2015, 10:13 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread recal prolapse: burnt! in Care
    Sue's advice is sound. Please be careful with that tissue - it can be very fragile. And pleasse see a Medical Provider as soon as possible. CKF
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    08-31-2015, 10:10 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Botox results in Care
    Good point, Crags! And as CWO pointed out, each one of us is different and reacts to treatments differently. The same goes for this. Some people...
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