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Competent Care in New SCI Rehab Care

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    Competent Care in New SCI Rehab Care

    ASIA (the American Spinal Injury Association) has pubished a new document describing standards for facilities that are providing acute inpatient rehabilitation care for persons with SCI.

    This can be used as a guide for identifying the correct place for your family member to go, and can guide your questions for case managers and intake staff.

    You can download the document here:

    Competent Care for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 13 Jan 2012, 12:58 PM.
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

    KLD have there been any studies showing a increase in complications since the whole trend to shorter admissions and admissions to non specialised rehab?

    It may just be me but it seems that overall a lot of the "old timers" who had more extensive rehab seem to be in better shape even years post then some of the newer injuries?

    It's something I've been curious about, also wondering if there is information about rates of complications for chronic SCI patients by country?