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  • What Is a Suprapubic Catheter?

    Video

    This educational video is designed to provide a basic understanding of what a suprapubic catheter is and how to take care of it.

  • Changing Your Suprapubic Catheter

    Video

    This educational video details the supplies and process involved in the necessary task of changing one's suprapubic catheter.

  • Quality of Life: What's Important

    Information on quality of life and what's important.

  • Padding in Bed

    Information about padding in bed.

  • Fiber in Your Diet

    Information about fiber in your diet.

  • COVID-19 Fact Sheet

    PDF

    As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread across the world, we understand that there are many concerns in our community about health and safety. Here is a basic fact sheet on COVID-19 including symptoms, how it is spread and how to minimize your risk of exposure.

  • Heterotopic Ossification

    Information about heterotopic ossification.

  • What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

    Video

    A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of your spinal cord or surrounding nerves which may lead to loss of strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of injury. This video provides an introduction of the spinal cord and its functions, the different types of spinal cord injuries, the effects they may have and how it may apply to you. Knowing some of the terms used and what they mean will help you have a better understanding of your specific injury.

  • What is the urinary tract system?

    Video

    The urinary tract is our body's system of removing urine. This video provides an overview of the different organs that make up the urinary tract system as well as how it may work differently after a spinal cord injury.

  • What Is Autonomic Dysreflexia?

    Video

    Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a serious complication that may be experienced by a person with spinal cord injury. This video discusses signs, causes and methods on how to correct or prevent Autonomic Dysreflexia. This video is meant to be part of continued education. You are encouraged to use this information to have further conversations about Autonomic Dysreflexia with your healthcare team.

We are in the process of building our interactive resource library, and new resources will be added regularly. Thank you for your patience as we continue to provide resources and services to support the spinal cord injury and brain injury community. If you are searching for additional educational information, we encourage you to call our nationally-recognized Nurse Advice LiNurse Advice Line. Nurses are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Call 303-789-8508 or toll-free at 1-800-247-0257. If your question or problem is urgent or an emergency, do not call the Nurse Advice Line - please go to the nearest emergency room, urgent care center, or call 911.