Spinal Cord Case Study

Objectives

Apply critical thinking skills to a clinical case study

Research a case and determine what adaptations the patient may need

Write a report regarding spinal cord injuries and adaptations needed due to these injuries

Core Objectives – Critical thinking skills, Written Communication

Instructions

Your team will receive a case study of a patient with a spinal cord injury, including a completed ASIA (American Spinal Injury Association) Spinal Cord Injury form.

Using the information in the form and the case study, your job is to:

  • Determine the neurological level of the injury
  • Determine what adaptive devices and equipment the patient may need for activities of daily living, including:
    • Moving around (walking, wheelchair, etc.)
    • Dressing and undressing

Resources

Information about Spinal Cord Injuries

Information about Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive Equipment Suppliers

Hint: Click on the “Daily Living Aids” and “Mobility Aids” links.

 

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