Spinal Cord Injury Personal Care Manual

Shepherd Center’s Personal Care Manual for people with spinal cord injury is required reading for patients in the spinal cord injury program at Shepherd Center. It is considered essential for family members and caregivers to review prior to discharge.

The 181-page manual contains a detailed overview of spinal cord injury with topics including how to manage your bowel and bladder program, skin care, respiratory system and medications. Subjects such as emotional adjustment, alcohol and drug issues, assistive technology and other special concerns are also covered.

Please click here to download. Spanish version of the manual available here

The comprehensive guide is also now available free of charge on iTunes (search: Shepherd Center).