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How to use this Website?

This website is for medical and paramedical professionals working in the field of spinal cord injuries. It contains learning modules for the whole team as well as for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistive technologists, social workers, psychologists and peer counsellors. The modules are intended for medical and paramedical students and junior clinicians. Others who have yet not assimilated sufficient knowledge on comprehensive management.

Occupational therapy management

  1. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. (2002). Enabling occupation: An occupational therapy perspective - Revised Edition. Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publications ACE Available from: http://www.caot.ca/default.asp?pageid=622
  2. Chapparo, C., & Ranka, J. (1996). Occupational Performance Model (Australia). (Available from authors, School of Occupational Therapy, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia 2141).
  3. Consortium for spinal cord medicine; clinical practice guidelines. (2002). Pressure Ulcers: What you should know; A guide for people with a spinal cord injury. Washington DC: Paralyzed Veterans of America. Available from: http://www.scicpg.org/cpg_cons_pdf/PUC.pdf
  4. Defloor T. The effect of position and mattress on interface pressure. App Nurs Res 2000; 13: 2-11.
  5. Kielhofner, G. 2008. Model of Human Occupation Theory and Application. 4th Ed.
  6. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Available from: http://www.moho.uic.edu/mohorelatedrsrcs.html#OtherMOHOproducts
  7. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Support Surface Standards Initiative (2007). Terms and definitions related to support surfaces (ver. 01/29/2007). National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Available from: http://www.npuap.org/NPUAP_S3I_TD.pdf
  8. New South Wales Statewide Spinal Cord Injury Service. (2008). Skin care and pressure area prevention in patients with a spinal cord injury. Retrieved October 12, 2011 from http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/gmct/spinal/sspdp/ssm/Module_08/part_1.html.
  9. Nixon J, Nelson EA, Cranny G, Iglesias CP, Hawkins K, Cullum NA et al. Pressure relieving support surfaces: a randomised evaluation. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) 2006; 10: iii-iv, ix-x, 1-163-iii-iv, ix-x, 1-163.
  10. World Federation of Occupational Therapists. (2004). Definition of Occupational Therapy. Retrieved August 8, 2011 from http://www.wfot.org/