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  • Educational Video: Bowel Management After Spinal Cord Injury

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    This video provides a basic introduction to bowel management for a person with spinal cord injury. The overview includes an outline of the digestive system and the important components of a successful bowel management program. You are encouraged to continue this conversation with your healthcare team in order to learn more about your specific needs.

  • Bowel Program: Upper Motor Neuron Injury

    What is a bowel program? What type of bowel program is best for a upper motor neuron injury? Learn about how to create a successful bowel program for this injury type.

  • The Colostomy Procedure for Bowel Management

    What is a colostomy? Read about how this procedure can help to improve the quality of day-to-day life after a spinal cord injury. Learn more.

  • Bowel Program: Lower Motor Neuron Injury

    What is a bowel program? What type of bowel program is best for a lower motor neuron injury? Learn about how to create a successful bowel program for this injury type.

  • Bowel Management with Spinal Cord Injury

    Bowel management is an important part of daily life after a spinal cord injury. Learn about common challenges to creating a successful bowel program.

  • Quadriplegic Bowel Program

    The primary goal of a bowel program is to promote regular emptying of the bowels for cleansing and health. Learn about the steps in establishing a bowel program.

  • Bowel Management Tools for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

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    Bowel care is very personal and also very important to your health. This video highlights how a person with a spinal cord injury at C7 uses adaptive equipment to perform his own bowel management. The items he uses can be found online or with the help of an occupational therapist.

    Bowel equipment used in this video include: commode chair/bench, elevated toilet seat, bidet, sanitary wipes, lubricant, suppository, suppository inserter/applicator, dil stick, adaptive toilet paper wiper.

    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.

  • Colonoscopy

    Information about colonoscopies.

  • Understating Clostridium Difficile

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    Information from the CDC on understanding clostridium difficile (C. diff).

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.