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Respiratory Care in Spinal Cord Injury with Associated Traumatic Brain Injury: Bridging the Gap in Critical Care Nursing Interventions

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Cook, Neal (2003) Respiratory Care in Spinal Cord Injury with Associated Traumatic Brain Injury: Bridging the Gap in Critical Care Nursing Interventions. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 19 (3). pp. 143-153. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12765634

Abstract

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating and challenging condition. The events that lead to SCI, such as road traffic accidents, falls, sports and violence [Top. Spinal Cord Inj. Rehabil. 5 (1999) 83], are also the common aetiologies of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It's not surprising then, that 20-50% of those with cervical SCI have TBI [J. Trauma 46 (1999) 450]. The literature pertaining to the management of either injury in isolation is vast, but lacking where the two conditions are experienced together and require distinct adaptations to interventions. Consequently, a gap in the literature exists. This paper focuses on those patients with SCI of the cervical spine with associated head injury, and pay particular attention to respiratory difficulties, and presents interventions required to minimise and treat the effects of such pulmonary compromise.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Education and Professional Issues Research Group
ID Code:16666
Deposited By:Mr Neal Cook
Deposited On:07 Jan 2011 12:16
Last Modified:07 Jan 2011 12:16

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