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 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 System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Bladder Stones  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Purple Urine Bag Syndrome  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Urinary Tract Infection  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Smoking: Lungs, Skin, and Bladder  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

The Urinary Tract: Normal Structure and Function  
This video is from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Bladder Management Options  
This video is from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Maintaining a Healthy Bladder  
This video is from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

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

Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. 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.