The 5th of September is International SCI day.
The message is "Stop Spinal Cord Injury"
The Southern African Spinal Cord Association (SASCA) provides information to health care professionals and policy makers,
promotes the treatment and rehabilitation of the spinal cord injured, and
networks with governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and other service providers.
Patron of SASCA: His Excellency Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa.
The aim of SASCA is the study of all problems concerning traumatic and non-traumatic afflictions of the spinal cord and more particularly the advancement in medical and surgical intervention, rehabilitation and social reintegration of the spinal cord paralysed.
For Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Assistive Technologists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, people interested in Spinal Cord Injury prevention and Peer Counsellors
eLearning offered by ISCoS
(International Spinal Cord Society)
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 and complications, psychological support and comprehensive rehabilitation.