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In what ways do occupational therapists educate family members after a spinal cord injury?

In what ways do occupational therapists educate family members after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

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Family members are not medical professionals; they are just as shaken by this injury and trying to learn everything that goes along. So it’s very important for the occupational therapist to be able to teach them how to make the person as independen... Show More

Family members are not medical professionals; they are just as shaken by this injury and trying to learn everything that goes along. So it’s very important for the occupational therapist to be able to teach them how to make the person as independent as possible—how to transfer, how to assist where needed for some of the more critical things that could happen. So, if the person goes into autonomic dysreflexia, what does the family member need to know, what do they need to check and make sure  that it doesn’t progress into an emergency state.

 

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In what ways do occupational therapists educate family members after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

More Videos by Anne Bryden
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Family members are not medical professionals; they are just as shaken by this injury and trying to learn everything that goes along. So it’s very important for the occupational therapist to be able to teach them how to make the person as independent as possible—how to transfer, how to assist where needed for some of the more critical things that could happen. So, if the person goes into autonomic dysreflexia, what does the family member need to know, what do they need to check and make sure  that it doesn’t progress into an emergency state.

 

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