For many years the education programme at the National Spinal Injuries Centre was based on the lectures which gave you the “Red Book” on completing and was your passport to home. It was the ‘everything you needed to know’ book!
Times have changed, people now spend so little time on the acute ward where most of the daily teaching about skin care, bladder management and bowel care happened while you waited for the 10 to 12 weeks of bone healing on the infamous Stoke-Egerton turning bed.
Nowadays after surgery, people do not have this bed rest phase and are up in a chair and off to the gym. While this is probably better for the body, the time to learn and adjust to what has happened has completely altered.
Learning in a lecture is only a start. Developing this web educational channel was an idea which has come to exist in order to keep giving you the information you need when you need it at any time after your injury and can be used to help you explain your injury to relatives or other doctors if needed.
We want it to be useful to the patients and ex-patients of the National Spinal Injuries Centre and for this to happen we need feedback to continue to get the right information to you.
Keep in touch and keep learning………….