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Nutrition in Acute Spinal Cord Injury: Part 1

21 Jun, 2019

Part one of a two part series on nuitrition in spinal cord injury

Friday June 21, 2019

The presentation covers:

Anatomy and classification of spinal cord injuries

Significant psychological impact

Acute pain

Neurogenic bowel

Neurogenic bladder

Skin and increased pressure injury risk

Swallowing Issues

Respiratory issues

Acute nutritional assessment

  • Changes in body composition
  • Energy and protein requirements

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About the Presenter

Paula Carroll is a senior clinical dietitian at the Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney and has worked in the area of spinal cord injury since 2014. She is passionate about ensuring people who have sustained a spinal cord injury have the resources to manage their specific nutritional needs from the acute injury to adapting long term. Paula is the lead author of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation consumer resource Nutrition for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury (in print).

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