The Personal Care Manual is required reading for inpatients in the spinal cord injury program at Shepherd Center. Also helpful to family members and caregivers. The manual contains a detailed overview of spinal cord injury and how to manage your bowel and bladder program, skin, respiratory system and medications. Also covered are topics such as emotional adjustment, alcohol and drug issues, assistive technology and special concerns. Each chapter features a listing of new terms you'll hear, as well as a questions pertaining to what you have learned.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Ga., is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation and is a 152-bed facility. For more information, visit Shepherd Center online at shepherd.org.