For people with spinal cord injury, the first 72 hours after injury are crucial to diagnose and manage ongoing treatment. In a new Shepherd Center Radio podcast, Shepherd Center access case manager Dorea Fowler, RN, speaks about treatments for people with spinal cord injury in the first 72 hours after injury.
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In this podcast, Fowler discusses how spinal cord injury affects the body, including the levels of injury and muscles that coordinate with those injuries. She also addresses how people with spinal cord injury differ from other patients in an intensive care unit.
Fowler began working at Shepherd Center in 1991 as a nurse in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit, including several years as program nurse for Shepherd Center's Spinal Cord Injury Day Program. She has also taught training courses on spinal cord injury for patients, families and staff members at Shepherd Center.
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. Last year Shepherd Center had 965 admissions to its inpatient programs and 571 to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd Center sees more than 6,600 people annually on an outpatient basis. For more information, visit Shepherd Center online at www.shepherd.org