Course Description

Medical complications, such as changes in bowel function, pressure ulcers, and pneumonia are common after spinal cord injury (SCI). These conditions can have a significant impact on day-to-day activities and quality of life if they are not managed properly and can result in rehospitalization and in some cases even death.

The purpose of this educational video series is to provide information to individuals with SCI and caregivers on the management and prevention of some common medical complications that are associated with SCI.

Topics covered are: Bowel Management, pressure ulcers, and pneumonia

These conditions were chosen because of their prevalence, their impact on health, function, and quality of life, and the significant role that education plays in their management and prevention.

This video series is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. It was made possible by a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen foundation, as well as support from the national Institute an Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant# 90SI5011-01-00), and Kessler Foundation.

Copyright © 2015 Kessler Foundation

Production by FilmDogMedia

Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Bowel Management

    • Bowel Management

  • 2

    Pressure Ulcer Prevention

    • Pressure Ulcer Prevention

  • 3

    Pneumonia Prevention

    • Pneumonia Prevention