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Skin Problems After SCI

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News April 2013

Report focuses on proper skin care and the consequences of pressure ulcers.

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Pressure ulcers are a serious and scary matter.

A video and written report from a Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System’s SCI Forum presentation illustrates why you need to take skin care seriously and describes the potential consequences of developing a pressure ulcer.

Part I of Pressure Ulcers Can Wreck Your Life! Preventing and Managing Skin Care Problems After SCI reviews the risks and common causes of pressure ulcers and what you can do to prevent them. Part II provides crucial information about skin inspection, recognizing early signs of breakdown and what immediate action you can take to stop further damage. Part III discusses surgery for pressure ulcers and explains why this is considered the treatment of last resort.

Available at sci.washington.edu/info/forums/reports/pressure_ulcers_2012.asp.

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