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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.

  • 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.

  • Bladder Complications

    Video

    This video provides an overview of the potential complications that may occur to the urinary tract system after a spinal cord injury.

  • Bladder Management Options After Spinal Cord Injury

    Video

    This video provides an overview of the different bladder management options available after a spinal cord injury. This video should be viewed after watching the Bladder Complications video.

  • Bladder Management Tools for Women with Spinal Cord Injuries

    Video

    Managing your bladder is important for health and daily independence when you have a spinal cord injury. In this video, people with limited hand function due to spinal cord injuries show how they are able to gain independence with bladder management and feminine hygiene. There are various adaptive tools as well as household items a person can use.

    Created by Craig Hospital and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, this video highlights functional tools or adaptive equipment available for people with hand weakness who would like to gain more independence in their daily activities.

  • Bladder Management Tools for Men with Spinal Cord Injuries

    Video

    Managing your bladder is important for health and daily independence when you have a spinal cord injury. This video shows how men with cervical-level spinal cord injuries are able to manage their personal bladder needs. Most of these tools are available online or can be created at home.

    Created by Craig Hospital and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, this video highlights functional tools or adaptive equipment available for people with hand weakness who would like to gain more independence in their daily activities.

  • Purple Urine Bag

    Information on purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS)

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.