Welcome to part one of our first episode, we are joined by James Middleton, Australia, Carlotte Kiekens, Italy, Francois Theron, South Africa, Lizzie Thomas-Davies and Ian Benson, UK to discuss Covid-19 and SCI Care with our very own President and host Dr Harvinder Chhabra, India. 6 experts from 5 different countries in real-time!
The opinions of our host and guests are their own.
During our panel discussion, we have covered why spinal cord injured patients are more vulnerable, the principles of management, diagnostic protocols, acute management, nursing management and precautions to be taken during aerosol-generating procedures.
In this episode
Q1. 5:07 Are Spinal Cord Injured more vulnerable to COVID-19 as compared to healthy able-bodied individuals? If so, why?
Q2. 11.38 Are management principles of Spinal Cord Injury during the pandemic different?
Q3. 16.27 What is the protocol for diagnosis of COVID-19 that is being followed in your centre? We are aware that there are high percentages of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients. Transmission from Asymptomatic patients poses a challenge. Persons with spinal injury getting admitted to the centre for other indications may be symptomatic or pre-symptomatic. What is the strategy testing that you would recommend for all patients getting admitted to spinal injury centre? Should all patients getting admitted be tested for COVID- 19?
Q4. 22.50 How is Acute Care of SCI during pandemic different?
Q5. 27.21 How does Nursing Management of SCI during pandemic differ?
Q6. 38.30 What are your recommendations for precautions in relation to aerosol-generating procedures?
Join us for part two, the discussion will continue with rehabilitation & physiotherapy management, issues and challenges each organisation as well as region face regarding being prepared, awareness as well as prevention strategies and the possible opportunities that may arise from the adversity.
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