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SCI Care: What Really Matters

SCI Care: What Really Matters

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A podcast series brought to you by the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS). With each episode, we will speak with experts from all over the world to discuss various aspects of spinal cord injury including etiology, prevention and care, providing valuable insights regarding the most up to date information for those providing care for the spinal cord injured. Collaboration is the key and at the heart of what ISCoS does. The podcast series will be an extension of ISCoS, philosophy to make “Life after a spinal cord injury happy, meaningful and worth living..”
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Ep 12 'Virtual Conference Success! Our Conclusion
Join Prof Ruth Marshall and Dr Harvinder Chhabra for the final episode in series one of SCI Care: What Really Matters as they discuss the success of the 59th ISCoS annual scientific meeting from the concerns and apprehensions of going fully virtual to the pleasant surprises and highlights of what worked.  As well as the benefits of a fully virtual and the potential of future hybrid events offer and the further possibilities and opportunities for greater educational accessibility no matter where you are in the world and what your circumstances may be.  Having a virtual element to all events in the future will offer the luxury of time, you can revisit sessions you enjoyed or perhaps missed as well as ponder over the poster sessions in your own time and messaging the authors directly with your questions.  All content from the ISCoS 2020 live event is available until October 5th, you can sign in or register here to access If you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes or would like information on becoming an ISCoS member please email admin@iscos.org.co.uk This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Prof Ruth Marshall produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub
36:30
September 17, 2020
Ep 11 'The Presidential Episode'
In this Episode Join ISCoS President Dr Chhabra and ISCoS President-Elect, Prof Ruth Marshall as they discuss everything ISCoS past, present and future.  Prof Marshall discusses and provides an overview of Dr Chhabra's presidency and all he has achieved in this time and his time as an ISCoS member since 1993 and his career. Prof Marshall also discusses the continuation of exiting initiatives as well as implementing her own vision for the society.  They also talk about why they decided to go virtual with this year's conference rather than postpone.  Both guests are in an agreement that if you are a member of ISCoS then you are part of a family who will support and help each other to ensure the best care can be provided to persons with SCI. This episode is one of our final episodes of SCI Care: What Really Matters series one and we hope you have enjoyed listening.  If you have any topic ideas or questions for series two please do email admin@iscos.org.uk Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference 1-5 Sept 2020. You can access the preliminary programme here This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub
51:46
August 28, 2020
Ep 10 'Current scenario of Spinal Cord Injury services: The need for developing a grading system to standardize the services'
Prof Michael Fehlings and Dr Patrick Kluger join Dr Chhabra to discuss the 'Current scenario of Spinal Cord Injury services: The need for developing a grading system to standardize the services' within their regions and globally.  In this episode: 3:50 Q1. What are the existing models of spinal cord injury services?  9:59 Q2. What are the benefits of grading and standardization of SCI units? 12:19 Q3. The German Speaking Medical Society for Paraplegia (DMGP) has standardized and defined the ‘Paraplegic Centre of the DMGP’. Can you share details of the grading and the definition?  15:52 Q4. American College of Surgeons (ACS) has laid down specific criteria for grading trauma centres.   Could you elaborate on the salient features of this grading system? 17:57 Q5. DMGP grading was evolved specifically for Germany. Can this be applicable across the globe? If not, can this or the ACS grading of trauma centres be a stepping stone for the larger picture we are looking at?  20:53 Q6. Do you foresee any challenges in developing a single grading system? Do you have any suggestions on how to overcome these challenges? This topic will be discussed in-depth at the 59th ISCoS Virtual Conference and the content will be available until the 1st Oct 2020. Sign up here Relevant websites: www.dmgp.de www.facs.org Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub
27:43
August 24, 2020
Bonus Track: Interview with DJ Aamish, India's first wheelchair DJ
In this Episode: This week's bonus episode, guest host, Dr Ellen-Merete Hagen chats with Varun Khullar also known as DJ Aamish in this uplifting and inspiring interview as they discuss his life after spinal cord injury.  Varun talks about the aftermath, impact and challenges he has faced since he was involved in a life-changing accident in 2014.  Varun has faced this adversity with an unbelievable positive mindset, channeling his energy into his love for music which in his words 'makes his soul dance' and physiotherapy to ensure he is as strong as he can be. He believes that the key to a stronger recovery is acceptance. By accepting what has happened to you, he states you can make the decision to move forward and live the best life you can.  As DJ Aamish, Varun will be entertaining partygoers at the ISCoS Charity Get Together & Dancercise which will take place Friday 5th September after the conference sessions have finished. All proceeds will be donated to Humanity & Inclusion (the new name for Handicap International). DJ Aamish invites you to join the party and let your soul dance! Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Find out more about Varun's story on the links below: https://yourstory.com/2017/10/dj-varun-khullar-aamish-time-out-72/ https://www.mid-day.com/articles/varun-khullar-to-wow-fans-from-his-wheelchair/18645171 https://www.cnbctv18.com/videos/entrepreneurship/varun-khullar-indias-first-wheelchair-dj-46367.htm https://homegrown.co.in/article/803823/the-inspiring-tale-of-indias-first-differently-abled-dj-varun-khullar https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/varun-khullar-the-dj-who-works-his-wheels-well/315735 Humanity & Inclusion website here  Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub 
27:18
August 21, 2020
Ep 9 'Sleep Disordered Breathing after Spinal Cord Injury'
This week Prof Ruth Marshall and ISCoS president-elect steps in as host to chat with her long time friend and colleague Prof David Berlowitz . Prof Berlowitz is a Physiotherapist with the Victorian Respiratory Support Service who holds the University of Melbourne Chair in Physiotherapy at Austin Health and will be giving the inaugural Anthony DiMarco lecture for this year’s ISCoS conference. In this episode:   Q1. 3:00 Prof Berlowitz discusses how he became interested in sleep apnoea / sleep-disordered breathing? Q2. 7:10 & 10:17 and what lead to his PhD work and what he has done since?  Q3. 13:35 Prof Marshall asks how Prof Berlowitz approached the supervision of PhD students.  Q4. 19:25 and what current research projects, the results and any outcomes that particularly exciting? Q5. 24.57 Prof Berlowitz ends this discussion with his future research plans for the future.   Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
33:50
August 17, 2020
Bonus Track: Bitesize SCI Care: What really matters - Nursing management and SCI Ep 5
Welcome to our fifth episode of SCI Care: What really matters Bitesize.  This week we published the eighth episode of our podcast series with an incredibly insightful discussion and top tips on getting your work published in an ISCoS Journal with Prof Lisa Harvey and Dr Marcalee Alexander.  Following on from this for our Bitesize discussion we are joined by our guest Randi Steensgaard to discuss, nursing management education initiatives and the literature surrounding this area.   Randi is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MHSc(Nurs), PhD, Spinal Cord Injury Centre of Western Denmark, Department of Neurology, Regional Hospital Jutland, Denmark since 2006. In 2014 she became a member of ISCoS and is currently serving on the ISCoS Education Committee and the SCI Nurse Committee. In this episode, the following question is answered: ‘The Nursing SIG has been actively working to improve Nursing Management of Spinal Cord Injuries through various education initiatives. Are you happy with the available evidence in literature with regard to Nursing Management of SCI? What are the activities of the SIG to promote research in this field?' Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
08:37
August 14, 2020
Ep 8 'Tips on getting your work published in ISCoS Journals'
Dr Chhabra is joined by Prof Lisa Harvey, Editor-in-Chief of Spinal Cord and Dr Marcalee Alexander Editor-in-Chief of Spinal Cord Series and Cases to discuss top tips on getting your work published.  How and why you are submitting research, what to think about when you do, what to do with reviewer feedback and the next steps you should take. There are many excellent nuggets of advice from both editors and stay tuned as Dr Chhabra gives an excellent summary at the end of this episode.  In this episode:  Q1. 2:52  What are the publication priorities of 'Spinal Cord' and 'Spinal Cord Series and Cases' Q2. 7:41 Publishing in academic journals is highly competitive. What are your tips on generating a  valuable idea or piece of research?  Q3. 10:36 Once the first hurdle is overcome and a valuable idea or piece of research is generated, what are your tips on how to sum it up in a way that will capture the interest of reviewers?  Q4. 13:47 Any suggestions on considerations while submitting the manuscript?  Q5. 16:35 What is your advice on how to respond to reviewer feedback?  Q6. 20:20 What are your key considerations for accepting or rejecting a manuscript?  Q7. 23:26 We have discussed considerations authors should keep in mind to get their work published. Can you summarise your “pearls of wisdom”?  26:14 Dr Chhabra's Summary  Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
29:16
August 11, 2020
Bonus Track: Bitesize SCI Care: What really Matters - The quality of life of people with SCI Ep 4
Welcome to the fourth episode of our Bitesize bonus track for SCI Care: What Really Matters.  This week we published the 7th episode of our podcast series with a lively and incredibly insightful discussion with Prof Stanley Duchrame and Dr Jane Duff on ‘Overcoming adversity after spinal cord injury – a positive psychology perspective.’ Following on from this discussion we are now joined by our guest Dr Susan Charlifue. Dr Charlifue will not only talk about the importance of a positive psychology but also the importance of social health and the impact and factors this has on the overall quality of life of people with Spinal Cord Injury. Dr Charlifue is the Co-Principal Investigator of the SCI Model System at Craig Hospital in addition to coordinating several SCI research clinical trials. She is the Principal Investigator for both NIDILRR, Craig H Neilsen Foundation and Department of Defense SCI grants. In 2016 she was awarded the Society Medal from ISCoS for her outstanding contribution to the prevention or rehabilitation of spinal cord injury or research related to spinal cord injury. In this episode:  Dr Charlifue gives her insights on the following question:  ‘How does psychological heath affect the quality of life of persons with Spinal Cord Injury. What are the other factors which have an impact on the quality of life of such individuals.’ Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
10:39
August 7, 2020
Ep 7 'Overcoming Adversity after Spinal Cord Injury: A Positive Psychology Perspective'
Prof Stanley Duchrame, Clinical Psychologists at Boston University Medical Center and a Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Dr Jane Duff, Clinical Psychologist at the National Spinal Injuries Center, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and European Spinal Psychologists Association join Dr Chhabra to discuss a psychology perspective of overcoming adversity after spinal cord injury. This lively discussion covers an overview of all areas of this life-changing event in a person's life. Many factors surround the patient and their progress including how they and their family approach this adversity as well as the help and guidance an MDT team can offer.  In this episode: 2:52 Q1. Describe the psychological challenges faced by persons after spinal cord injury.  5:15 Q2. When a person's response becomes pathological, is this when medication is decided by the MDT team?  7:05 Q3. Can you elaborate further on the factors that determine how a person will respond to the injury? 10:35 Q4. How can the team managing the person with spinal cord injury encourage positive methods to manage the stress and help the individual in developing a deep determination to overcome the overwhelming challenge of an injury? Which members of the team play an active role in this regard? 13:53 Q5. What is the exact role of each role of each member of the team and when is the patient referred to them. 20:25 Q6. Do the persons with SCI require support once they are back in the community and will this span their entire lives? In addition, do the caregivers also require psychological support?  24:40 Q7. Do Caregivers require such support and do caregivers suffer from burnout? 25:30 Q8. What would be your “pearls of wisdom” in this regard to the persons with SCI, their families and the managing team? Relevant Links  Stoke Mandeville Spinal Needs Assessment Checklist and Goal Planning Programme (SMS-NAC) watch here  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jane_Duff2 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322156644_Spinal_Cord_Injury Rehabilitation and goal planning approaches following spinal cord injury: Facilitating adjustment Coping effectiveness training reduces depression and anxiety following traumatic spinal cord injuries https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ashley_Craig https://www.researchgate.net/profile/George_Bonanno This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub  *The opinions of our host and guests
31:58
August 3, 2020
Bonus Track: Bitesize SCI Care: What Really Matters 'Challenges in the Comprehensive management of persons with SCI' Ep 3
Welcome to the third episode of our Bitesize bonus track for SCI Care: What Really Matters. We are joined by Ulla Bergner, Head of the Physiotherapy SCI Department, Trauma Center Murnau, Germany and Chair of the International Network of SCI Physiotherapists (SCIPT). In the episode: Ulla gives her view as she answers the following question: ‘What are the main challenges faced by physiotherapists in the comprehensive management of persons with Spinal Cord Injury globally and also specifically in your region. What are the various factors which contribute to these challenges? Also, mention the strength of the society which help in overcoming these challenges.’ Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
10:54
July 31, 2020
Ep 6 and part two of 'Challenges in the comprehensive management of persons with SCI'
In part two of this discussion on 'Challenges in the comprehensive management of persons with SCI,' Dr Chhabra is joined by Dr Federico Montero, representative of Latin American Society of Paraplegia (SLAP) and Ms. Elma Burger, representative of Africa Spinal Cord Network (AFSCIN) to discuss the challenges, factors and overcoming challenges within their region.  In this episode:  1:35 Q1. In part one of this episode, we discussed the challenges in comprehensive SCI management in the ASCoN and MENA region. Are the challenges in SLAP/AFSCIN region similar or any different?  11:30 Q2. In part one we also talked about the various factors which contribute to the challenges of comprehensive management of persons with SCI and their inclusion within the community in the ASCoN and MENA region. Are these factors in SLAP/AFSCIN region similar or any different?  21:49 Q3. In part one we discussed the various factors which can help in overcoming the challenge of comprehensive SCI management in LMIC? What are your views for SLAP/AFSCIN region?  Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What really matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. AFSCIN link: http://www.afscin.org/ ISCoS website https://www.iscos.org.uk/ This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
33:31
July 27, 2020
Bonus Track: Bitesize SCI Care: What Really Matters, 'Challenges in the comprehensive management of persons with SCI' Ep 2
Welcome to the second episode of our Bitesize bonus track for SCI Care: What Really Matters. We are joined by Nicola (Nicky) Hunter a Senior Occupational Therapist (OT) for the State-Wide spinal unit, WA.  Nicky graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1986 and has been working in her chosen field of Spinal Cord Injury management for the past 20 years. She has community based experience in Tasmania and in the Spinal Outreach Team in Queensland. Since returning to WA in 2010 she has been working as a Senior Occupational Therapist at the state-wide Spinal unit treating patients from acute admission to discharge and beyond. Nicky has a particular interest in the area of upper limb therapy for tetraplegics and has been instrumental in development of a nerve and tendon transfer service to promote improvements in upper limb function. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 ‘To investigate innovative therapies to promote independence for tetraplegic patients’, which supported her acquisition of knowledge and skills in this area. In the episode: Nicky gives her view as she answers the following question: ‘What are the main challenges faced by occupational therapists in the comprehensive management of persons with Spinal Cord Injury globally and also specifically in your region. What are the various factors which contribute to these challenges? Also mention the strength of the society which help in overcoming these challenges.’ This Bitesize episode is to complement  episodes 5 and 6 on 'Challenges in the comprehensive management of persons with SCI in LMIC.' Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
16:10
July 24, 2020
Ep 5: Challenges in the comprehensive management of persons with SCI
Dr Nazirah Hasnan and Stephen Muldoon, representatives of Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN) and Dr Rami Al Ahmar, representative of Middle East North Africa Spinal Cord Injury (MENASCI) network join Dr Chhabra for part one of discussing challenges in the comprehensive management of persons with SCI with a specific focus on Asia Spinal Cord Network (ASCON) and middle East North Africa Spinal Cord Injury (MENASCI) network regions. Part two will have a specific focus on Latin America and Africa as Dr Chhabra talks with Dr Federico Montero, representative of Latin American Society of Paraplegia (SLAP), Ms. Elma Burger, representative of Africa Spinal Cord Network (AFSCIN). In this Episode:  2:51 Q1. Describe the challenges in comprehensive SCI management in ASCoN/MENA region  2:56 Dr Nazirah Hasnan  10:54 Mr Stephen Muldoon   16:55 Dr Rami Al Ahmar  21:43 Q2. What are the various factors which contribute to the challenge of comprehensive management of persons with SCI and their inclusion within the community in your region  21:47 Dr Rami Al Ahmar   24:02 Mr Stephen Muldoon  28:15 Dr Nazirah Hasnan  29:32 Q3. What are the various factors which can help in overcoming the challenges of comprehensive SCI management in LMIC? 29:37 Mr Stephen Muldoon  33:20 Dr Nazirah Hasnan  36:50 Dr Rami Al Ahmar  Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What really matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. ASCoN links: https://ascon.info/ MENASCI Links: https://www.iscos.org.uk/spotlight-on-rami-al-ahmar or https://www.facebook.com/Middle-East-North-Africa-Spinal-Cord-Injury-Network-MENASCI-100554547970759/ ISCoS website https://www.iscos.org.uk/ This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
43:59
July 20, 2020
Bonus Track: Bitesize SCI Care: What really matters, 'Precautions for exiting lockdown' Ep 1
Welcome to the first Bitesize track of SCI Care: What really matters. SCI Care: What really matters is now a weekly fixture for our ISCoS members, audience, and beyond. The aim of this podcast series is to engage with our members and entice non-members to join in on our conversation whilst sharing the insights and experiences of experts from the field of SCI Care from all over the world. There is so much to cover we have decided to invite a guest from a Special interest Group to discuss further, areas from our main episodes. For our first bitesize episode we are joined by Shivjeet Raghav of the Consumer Committee of ISCoS to answer the following question, 'Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, there have been various restrictions during the lockdown in different parts of the globe. What precautions should persons/consumers with spinal cord injury take as their regions exit the lockdown? This Bitesize episode is to complement our existing episodes 3 and 4 on 'Exiting the Lockdown.'  Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What really matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. Links to Covid-19 documents and visit here for Covid-19 Resources on the ISCoS website This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
13:11
July 17, 2020
Ep 4 and part 2 of 'Exiting the Lockdown: Implications for SCI Care'
This week's episode is our part two of 'Exiting the Lockdown: Implications for SCI Care.' Dr Chhabra is joined with Dr Tara Jeji, Dr James Milligan, Dr Rainer Abel and Dr Allison Graham as they conclude this discussion. In this episode: 2:18 Q1.  As we exit the lockdown would the principles of management be any different? 23:00 Q2. Once restrictions ease, an enormous backlog of patients is likely & there will be a need to select more serious cases who will need immediate help. What could be strategies to deal with the patient backlog? Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What really matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. Links to Covid-19 documents and visit here for Covid-19 Resources on the ISCoS website This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
40:13
July 13, 2020
Ep 3 and part 1 of Exiting the lockdown: Implications for SCI Care
This week's episode is our part one discussion of 'Exiting the Lockdown: Implications for SCI Care.' Dr Chhabra continues to explore the impact Covid-19 is having on the services for the spinal cord injured. He is joined with Dr Tara Jeji, Dr James Milligan, Dr Rainer Abel and Dr Allison Graham to discuss this further.  In this episode:  3:36 Q1.  Why are confinement measures of lockdown not suitable in the long run?  5:40 Q2. What are the concerns about relaxing the safety measure of lockdown and resuming all hospital services too soon?  8:34 Q3.  What are the goal-posts to be achieved before hospital services for elective patients could be restarted? 20:31 Q4. How could we strike the right balance between confinement and relaxation of safety measures of lockdown in your region/country?  Please do subscribe to SCI Care: What really matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk or any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. Links to Covid-19 documents and visit here  for Covid-19 Resources on the ISCoS website This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
37:06
July 6, 2020
Ep 2 and part 2 of COVID-19: Current knowledge and best practices an SCI - panel discussion with a multidisciplinary view
Welcome back to part two of our discussion on 'COVID-19: Current knowledge and best practices an SCI - a multidisciplinary view' with James Middleton, Australia, Carlotte Kiekens, Italy, Francois Theron, South Africa, Lizzie Thomas-Davies and Ian Benson,  Please note the opinions of our host and guests are their own. In our first episode, we covered: why spinal cord injured patients are more vulnerable, the principles of management, diagnostic protocols, acute management, nursing management and precautions to be taken during aerosol-generating procedures. In part two we continue to explore the issues surrounding COVID-19 and SCI Care as we look at rehabilitation & physiotherapy management, issues and challenges each organisation and region faces in regards to preparation, awareness, and prevention strategies as well as the possible opportunities that may arise from the adversity. In this episode 5:10 Q1. How is rehabilitation management of SCI during the pandemic different?  10:09 Q2. What do you have to add regarding physiotherapy management of SCI during the pandemic?  16:50 Q3. What issues, challenges or barriers are you currently experiencing in your organisation/region regarding preparedness to manage people with Spinal Cord Injury and COVID 19?  33.39 Q4. What awareness and prevention strategies for COVID 19 are you advocating for people with SCI in your region?  40:04 Q5. Can we try to tap the “Opportunity within the adversity?” What are your views in this regard?  Please do subscribe SCI Care: What really matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice. Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk or any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. Links to Covid-19 documents and visit here  for Covid-19 Resources on the ISCoS website COVID-19 in SCI Factsheet - NSW, Australia  COVID-19 Factsheet Self-isolation Guide for Caregivers - Canada Basic guidance on management of SCI patients during COVID-19 Pandemic - UK Stillman, SCSC 2020, COVID-19 and SCI This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
50:47
June 29, 2020
Ep 1 part 1: COVID-19: Current knowledge and best practices for an SCI-panel discussion with a multidisciplinary view
Welcome to part one of our first episode, we are joined by James Middleton, Australia, Carlotte Kiekens, Italy, Francois Theron, South Africa, Lizzie Thomas-Davies and Ian Benson, UK to discuss Covid-19 and SCI Care with our very own President and host Dr Harvinder Chhabra, India. 6 experts from 5 different countries in real-time! The opinions of our host and guests are their own. During our panel discussion, we have covered why spinal cord injured patients are more vulnerable, the principles of management, diagnostic protocols, acute management, nursing management and precautions to be taken during aerosol-generating procedures. In this episode Q1. 5:07  Are Spinal Cord Injured more vulnerable to COVID-19 as compared to healthy able-bodied individuals? If so, why? Q2. 11.38  Are management principles of Spinal Cord Injury during the pandemic different? Q3. 16.27  What is the protocol for diagnosis of COVID-19 that is being followed in your centre? We are aware that there are high percentages of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients. Transmission from Asymptomatic patients poses a challenge. Persons with spinal injury getting admitted to the centre for other indication may be symptomatic or pre-symptomatic. What is the strategy testing that you would recommend for all patients getting admitted to spinal injury centre? Should all patients getting admitted be tested for COVID- 19? Q4. 22.50  How is Acute Care of SCI during pandemic different? Q5. 27.21  How does Nursing Management of SCI during pandemic differ? Q6. 38.30  What are your recommendations for precautions in relation to aerosol-generating procedure? Join us for part two, the discussion will continue with rehabilitation & physiotherapy management, issues and challenges each organisation as well as region face regarding being prepared, awareness as well as prevention strategies and the possible opportunities that may arise from the adversity.  Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here Email admin@iscos.org.uk or any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes. Links to Covid-19 documents and visit here  for Covid-19 Resources on the ISCoS website COVID-19 in SCI Factsheet - NSW, Australia  COVID-19 Factsheet Self-isolation Guide for Caregivers - Canada Basic guidance on management of SCI patients during COVID-19 Pandemic - UK Stillman, SCSC 2020, COVID-19 and SCI This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media
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June 23, 2020
Introducing SCI Care: What Really Matters
Welcome to SCI Care: What really matters, a new podcast brought to you by the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS). A podcast series to rethink current trends & the future potential of Spinal Cord Injury Management and cover SCI Care and all that really matters. With each episode, we will speak with experts from all over the world to discuss various aspects of spinal cord injury including etiology, prevention and care, providing valuable insights regarding the most up to date information for those providing care for the spinal cord injured. In some episodes there will also be discussion on how societies of health care professionals, like ISCoS, can help improve the outcomes of spinal cord injured and the lived experience of consumers through strategic planning in the field of  scientific/ research activities, education, training & capacity building, partnering/ collaboration, communication & advocacy. The opinions of our host and guests are thier own. Thank you for listening.  We invite you to be involved. If you have any questions or topic suggestions please email to  admin@iscos.org.uk For more information on our 1st ISCoS Fully Virtual Conference (Early Bird Rates end June 30, 2020) click here  To become an ISCoS member click here You can follow us on twitter @iscosmeetings
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June 10, 2020