The Southern African Spinal Cord Association

Useful Documents

 

Documents for use as resource or reference material

Assistive devices guidelines for persons with mobility impairment
The guideline should be interpreted with caution and as a guide only; and in consultation with experienced rehabilitation professionals [March 2016]
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Stem Cells for Spinal Cord Injuries
Recent advances in stem cell technologies have opened up the possibility of new treatments for spinal cord disease and injury. For ages it was believed that nerves in the spinal cord could not regrow: this has been proven false.
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Experimental Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury
What you should know if you are considering participation in a clinical trial
A summary for people with SCI, their families, friends and caregivers
Provided by the ICCP
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Experimental Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury
What you should know if you are considering participation in a clinical trial
A guide for people with SCI, their families, friends and caregivers
Provided by the ICCP
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eLearning - International Spinal Cord Society | ISCoS
www.elearnsci.org/

This module is intended as an introduction to the basic principles of SCI management appropriate for all members of the multidisciplinary team. It covers topics such as prehospital care, acute medical care, management of vertebral lesion, management of bladder/bowel, management of complications, psychological support, comprehensive rehabilitation and the role of different health professionals.


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Continence Advisory Panel (CAP) - Position Paper

Recent research revealed significant gaps in practice and challenges regarding levels and access to services and supplies related to (mainly urological) incontinence for the spinal cord injured/afflicted (SCI/SCA) person across public and private sectors of SA.

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