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    Today, 03:21 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Raised Toilet Seat in Equipment
    Now made by Graham-Field (bought out Lumex). Did you look here? ...
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Suprapubic catheter in Care
    In my experience, rarely does Botox injection result in prolonged bleeding (more than just during the procedure) if done properly. Rarely are more...
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    You can wear a Alpine or Urocare sport leg bag with board shorts. When are you going to Cabo? It is VERY hot in the summer, so be sure you take a...
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    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Suprapubic catheter in Care
    Sorry, but you should not have another bladder procedure with that much bleeding going on. If the bleeding does not clear up, or gets darker (goes...
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    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    Did your physician say anything about you having hydronephrosis or other signs of urine reflux from the bladder up the ureters? This can occur due to...
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    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread red spots in Care
    Very unlikely to be pressure related. Most likely insect bites. Apply a small amount of hydrocortisone cream (available over the counter) and keep...
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    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread red spots in Care
    Likely insect bites. Are they right over your ischiums or sacrum? If so, stay off them as something like this will make your skin much less...
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    Yesterday, 01:59 AM
    Hill holders should be pretty easy to find for any manual chair. We don't use them much as they can easily smash thumbs (and other fingers). Here...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    Where is the stone? Bladder? Ureter? Kidney? It makes a big difference in the anesthesia needed. Will he be doing a mechanical crush or laser...
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    05-24-2017, 08:02 PM
    Gabapentin can cause both fatigue and cognitive impairment. What dose are you on? (KLD)
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    05-24-2017, 02:54 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Mouthstick users in Computers
    You might want to check out these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/64832134/mouthstick-stylus (KLD)
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    05-24-2017, 10:54 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Hospital beds in Equipment
    Rybread, we have been successful in getting SNFs and assistive living centers to allow the use of a Deluxe Assist Handle on the UCXT bed frame. Not...
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    05-23-2017, 06:49 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Hospital beds in Equipment
    A solid or other non-springed pan/deck bed gives much more support to a low air loss mattress, but you do still need to have an emergency plan for...
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    05-23-2017, 03:22 PM
    You may need to adjust your diet for high gas forming foods if you have a problem with this. Also, get ostomy bags with a vent that includes a...
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    05-23-2017, 08:58 AM
    The Permobil chairs assembled near Nashville, TN have chassis made in China. Some other Permobil components are also made in China, such as control...
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    05-22-2017, 09:51 PM
    Note above I recommended that she meet with a CWOCN for a pre-operative evaluation. I have worked with SCI patients with colostomies for over 40...
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    05-22-2017, 08:17 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread headmouse vs eye gaze? in Computers
    Have you also explored mouth controlled mouse options such as the QuadJoy or Jouse?? ...
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    05-22-2017, 08:13 PM
    There are still people who had their colostomies done years ago who still irrigate, but it is rarely done with new ostomies. You should also keep...
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    05-22-2017, 08:10 PM
    It sure would be easier to respond to your questions if you completed your profile! Your profile indicates that you do not have a spinal cord injury...
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    05-22-2017, 08:04 PM
    Generally not. (KLD)
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