Pulmonary EmbolismUnderstanding and Managing Respiratory Complications after Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
A review of how the respiratory system functions after SCI, complications that can occur and how to prevent them. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).
This 18 minute video covers signs, symptoms and general treatment options of a potentially life-threatening conditions such as Atelectasis, Influenza, pneumonia, Pulmonary embolisms, Sleep apnea and Ventilator use. Discusses Self-Care issues such as Smoking cessation, Congestion, Vaccinations (influenza and pneumonia), and Weight Management. This video is 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).