UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Bladder & Kidneys

Bladder Management
This 33 minute video outlines the importance of bladder management on QOL. The types of bladder management programs and techniques are illustrated (Male and female anatomical models utilized to demonstrate proper techniques). Prevention and treatment of UTI Risks for stone formation are also discussed.  This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).
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Bladder Series: Maintaining a Healthy Bladder
This is a video from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System – Spanish

Bladder Series: The Urinary Tract, Normal Structure and Function
This is a video from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish

Bladder Series: Bladder Management Options
This is a video from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish
 

Bladder Management Following Spinal Cord Injury: What You Should Know (PDF)
This consumer guide is published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.

Bladder Care and Management (PDF)
Reviews the urinary system, how it works after an SCI, and types of bladder management programs. Discusses possible problems with the urinary tract, treatment methods and steps to stay healthy. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Bladder Cancer 
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish

Bladder Stones 
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish

Purple Urine Bag Syndrome 
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish

Urinary Tract Infection 
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish

Smoking: Lungs, Skin, and Bladder
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish

Urinary System Overview
Information sheet from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Nursing Practice Council

Urinary Tract Infections
Information sheet from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Nursing Practice Council

Bladder
A chapter from the Spinal Cord Injury Patient – Family Teaching Manual published by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Spanish

Smoking's Effects on Secondary Complications of Spinal Cord Injury
This 11 minute video focuses on how many complications people experience after SCI are only made worse with smoking. Topics include respiratory complications (pneumonia), cardiovascular complications (blood flow), bladder cancer, osteoporosis (bone loss), pressure ulcers, pain, erectile dysfunction, and reproductive health for women. Also discussed, the almost equal harmful effects of secondhand smoke, how to quit smoking, and the benefits of quitting.