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    Unless you are VERY flexible, and have very long...

    Unless you are VERY flexible, and have very long arms, I don't see how you could apply manual wheelchair tie-downs yourself. They're not even very easy for an AB companion to apply!

    (KLD)
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    You could have internal hemorrhoids or you could...

    You could have internal hemorrhoids or you could have bleeding from trauma. Does she use a lot of lubricant? You could try the suppositories for hemorrhoids- anusol - several times and see if that...
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    Call the dermatologist office back and tell them...

    Call the dermatologist office back and tell them you want them treated if there is a treatment- that you just saw them.. You could try the triple antibiotic ointment but the dermatologist is the...
  4. They are called council tips. Most often...

    They are called council tips. Most often indwelling, nit straight caths, or I haven't seen them. Urology use them when there is an obstruction and they put a wire to dilate. The catheters with the...
  5. If there is lack of movement in colostomy- of...

    If there is lack of movement in colostomy- of course it diepends on location of colostomy, the suppository wouldn't work as well as irrigation. It might work in some but not typically. Irrigation as...
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    Zinc oxide is good for skin but I don't think...

    Zinc oxide is good for skin but I don't think encouragement not to do weight shifts and/or weight releases is the way to go. It is all about preventing a pressure injury and once you get it, you...
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    Like any other virus, stay away from those...

    Like any other virus, stay away from those infected, have been around someone who is infected or those that have recently visited that city, wash hands frequently , wear a mask when out in public if...
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    As long as you don't slump and area is well above...

    As long as you don't slump and area is well above the pressure areas and make sure no pressure or minimal is on the area.
    Drink water and high protein.CWO
  9. Try a smaller amount. It may be that 50cc. is too...

    Try a smaller amount. It may be that 50cc. is too much for your bladder, which is probably quite shrunken if you have used an indwelling catheter for some time.

    (KLD)
  10. #6 means "move around" and then recatheterize. ...

    #6 means "move around" and then recatheterize.

    (KLD)
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    There is a usually a (flexible or rigid) "post"...

    There is a usually a (flexible or rigid) "post" positioned on your right side that holds the buckle for your seatbelt/shoulder harness. I tried to find a good photo, but failed. You might get one...
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    Unless you have a lock-down device like the...

    Unless you have a lock-down device like the EZ-Lock, you have to use manual strap tie downs, which you cannot apply yourself. Keep in mind that the tie-downs don't replace the need to wear a...
  13. Thread: cushions

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    Your butt can change in 19 years! You really need...

    Your butt can change in 19 years! You really need to be pressure mapped and evaluated on several different cushions to know which is best for you in your present chair. Don't do this with a dealer;...
  14. enlarged lynmph nodes? foliculitis? Go to zPCP...

    enlarged lynmph nodes? foliculitis?
    Go to zPCP or a dermatologist.
    You cn wash well and try hydrocortizone which you can buy over the counter.
    CWO
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    I have bever had a patient on Ppo Baclofen or ITB...

    I have bever had a patient on Ppo Baclofen or ITB have a seizure. But since you already have a history of seizures, you re right to see the Neurologist to see what you need to do to prevent seizures....
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    Do you have any type of pressure ulcer? Go to PCP...

    Do you have any type of pressure ulcer? Go to PCP or dermatologist.
    CWO
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    Loose bowels are common after taking a laxative....

    Loose bowels are common after taking a laxative. Better to let it empty you out for a dy or two. Would not recommend Imodium.
    Are you on a stool softener?
    Constipation can cause groin pain-...
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    The blister needs to heel without getting...

    The blister needs to heel without getting infected and affecting the bone.The blister could be from pressure. Go to your doctor/wound doctor to help with healing. Don't pop it. I would put Bactroban...
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    We used to think it was less with SPTubes, but...

    We used to think it was less with SPTubes, but research was done that showed it wasn't necessarily. It does help some but over time, if frequent UTI'
    occurred with urethral catheter, then just a...
  20. Thread: New CareCure

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    Great! Will our registrations and log-ons...

    Great! Will our registrations and log-ons transfer over too, or do we have to re-register?

    (KLD)
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    New Study on Bladder Management in SCI

    Received this from the study coordinators.


    Institution Review Board (IRB or REB) approval has been granted at the University of North Carolina, University of Utah, and Western University....
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    Should it reoccur -or you just might want to tell...

    Should it reoccur -or you just might want to tell the provider who ordered the antibiotics for the next UTI/antibiotic tx. They can order the stool test and you should be able to submit to lab or...
  23. You don't need to fill the bladder before...

    You don't need to fill the bladder before changing but leave some urine in so you can be sure it is in. Just a few drops or one ounce is fine. Typically inserted in to an empty bladder but by time we...
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    Rainman, a lot depends on what features you need,...

    Rainman, a lot depends on what features you need, and how much coverage you want, but you are usually looking at starting at $8,000-10,000 installed. All the major companies are more than happy to...
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    If you are not operating it on your own, you can...

    If you are not operating it on your own, you can purchase a ceiling track lift (CTL) motor that you can move from room to room, and have only a shorter piece of track installed in those other...
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