Support the Nurse Advice Line
Staying healthy is work for anyone, yet for people living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), this task is much more complex. Physically, the body changes from pre and post injury, requiring the person and caretakers to relearn the signs and routines of health.
Many callers live in rural areas where there are no medical professionals who know anything about SCI. The line not only helps patients and families but also general healthcare providers who can learn from Craig experts.
Nurses at Craig have the experience to help identify potential complications before they become serious health issues. In addition to answering health-related questions, callers can obtain educational resources unique for healthy living with this injury. A donor-funded service of the Outpatient Nursing Department, this award winning program launched in 2008 to provide a dedicated nurse to answer non-emergent calls Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Percentage of callers in Fiscal Year 2016 who live in rural areas
Inbound and Outbound calls handled in FY 2016
Percentage of callers who are people living with spinal cord injury
Support of the Nurse Advice Line is provided in part by grants and individual donations.
The Craig Foundation is actively seeking continuing support for the program.
There is absolutely no better resource for getting the help and guidance we need. We would have been lost over the past six years without them. We truly have come to rely on this service as a veritable life line.Nurse Advice Line Caller