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Cover image for lecture: Spinal Cord Injuries

Lecture Overview

A spinal cord injury can result in a sudden and debilitating change to a person’s life. Each person with a spinal cord injury will be able to function at a different level. In this lecture, Kirsty Walford describes the practical long-term care considerations for a person who has experienced a spinal cord injury.


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Kristy Walford Visit

Kristy Walford is an Occupational Therapist who has worked on the Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Austin Health for over 20 years. In that time, she has worked in all settings including acute, rehabilitation and community. She has spent most of her time working on the Spinal Outreach Service where she works with clients living at home with a spinal cord injury who may be at risk of complications, primarily pressure areas. Her main interest is working with spinal injured clients who are ageing and managing ongoing changes to living with a long term spinal cord injury.


8 Total Rating(s)
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16 Oct 2019

Interesting lecture

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Dylan Jenkins
15 Oct 2019

Really interesting, although difficult to manage in a pre-hospital setting, the information was still relevant and well presented.

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Gary Macreadie
27 Sep 2019

A good resource for information on complications and outcome of spinal cord injury at different levels

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anthony richard wood
25 Sep 2019

Whilst it was concerned more with care at the home level, we as paramedics are sometimes enlisted to assist carers or the patient themselves at an in-home level. Understanding how the various levels of SCI can impact their day-to-day life to varying degrees was valuable.