Bowel and Bladder Management Following SCI
Neurorehabilitation

 
 
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Inside the Episode

Jess and Natalie interview Patty Antcliff about OT’s role in implementing a bowel and bladder program following spinal cord injury. Patty shares her expertise in relevant adaptive equipment and techniques that help individuals achieve independence with bowel and bladder management. She also shares strategies for patient and family training, and some tips for addressing the psychosocial aspects of facilitating independence with bowel and bladder management following a traumatic injury. Strategies are addressed for both pediatric and adult populations.

 

Content Level: Introductory

 

References:

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/kidneys-how-they-work

https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/continence/comparing-indwelling-and-intermittent-catheterisation/5020256.article

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/neurogenic-bladder

https://www.bladderandbowel.org/surgical-treatment/suprapubic-catheter/

http://www.myshepherdconnection.org/sci/bowel-care/function-after-sci

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-neonatal-icu-gets-a-makeover-1498443000