Secondary Conditions of SCI Health Education Video Series

Education is the foundation for improved health, independence, and quality of life of individuals with spinal cord impairments (SCI), which includes individuals with spinal cord injuries, diseases and dysfunctions. This is the Secondary Conditions of Spinal Cord Impairment Health Education Video Series. This 11-part video series is intended to be equally useful for persons with spinal cord impairments at home or by health and rehabilitation centers for education and training activities. (DVD Order Form)

Bone Health
This 19 minute video discusses aspects of Heterotopic Ossification (Classifications, Etiology, Diagnosis, Prevention and treatment options) and Osteoporosis (Initial bone loss after traumatic injury, Impact of aging, Impact of menopause, Prevention and treatment options). This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Cardiovascular Health
This 38 minute video examines the signs, symptoms and general treatment options of potentially life-threatening conditions such as Autonomic Dysreflexia, Hypotension, and Deep Vein Thrombosis. Also discusses self-care and general recommendations on maintaining heart health, including emergency treatment responses. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Respiratory Management
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 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Spastic Hypertonia
This 27 minute video defines Spastic Hypertonia (aka spasticity), explains the advantages and disadvantages of spasticity, and suggests general treatment options if desired. Also offers a general understanding of sensation and reflex. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Pain Management
This 35 minute video stresses the importance on quality of life. It covers Pain subtypes (Neuropathic, Musculoskeletal and Visceral) and offers general medical and psychosocial management techniques. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

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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Pressure Sores Part 1: Skin Care & Prevention
This 41 minute video reviews describes skin functions & risk factors for pressure sores, prevention of pressure sores such as proper seating, weight shifts, and nutrition. The impact of a pressure sore on QOL is explored. NOTE: See our SCI InfoSheet on Prevention of Pressure Ulcers for the update on Pressure Ulcer Stages. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Pressure Sores Part 2: Treatment
This 10 minute video utilizes an anatomical model to demonstrate techniques for general care and treatment options for the four stages and unstageable pressure sores and tunneling wounds. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Bowel Management
This 25 minute video stresses management and its importance on QOL, predicting bowel movements, avoiding bowel accidents, Bowel care procedures, Anatomical model demonstrations. Impact of nutrition, water, and medications on bowel management, and colostomy management. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Sexuality & Sexual Function
The first part of this 59 minute video explores psychological aspects of sexuality such as expressing sexuality, sexual adjustment, managing personal care issues, confronting issues with body image issues, and working through relationship issues. The second part explores physical aspects of sex following SCI for both men and women. This includes arousal, sexual function and dysfunction, sexual activities, and fertiliity. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Life with SCI: A Group Discussion
Adjustment to life with SCI is best understood by those who experience it. This 51 minute video is an open discussion of 5 individuals with SCI and their experiences on short- and long-term adjustment-related issues such as healthy grief, education, Impact on relationships (self and partners), children, depression, and substance abuse. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Understanding Spinal Cord Impairments and Functional Goals
This 26 minute video offers a basic understanding of the normal function of the spinal cord and the impact of impairment at different types and levels of injury. In addition, functional goals are addressed for levels of impairment. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

This series was produced by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and was developed under grant #532 from the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517. Opinions expressed in this presentation are not necessarily those of the granting agency.

©2006 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB provides equal opportunities in education and employment. This project is dedicated to the memory of Fred Schneider, Board Member of the PVA Education Foundation, 2001-2005