Health Care Professionals

Bowel and Bladder Continence among Children and Youth with Spina Bifida

The Kennedy Krieger Research Institute, with funding provided by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Format             Grant project During the project period of 2005-2008 (still ongoing), clinicians at The Kennedy Krieger Research Institute will test an 8-week behavioral intervention to improve bowel and […]

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Applying Structured Teaching Principles to Toilet Training

Chapel Hill TEACCH Center Format           Article by Susan Boswell and Debbie Gray of TEACCH        This article on children with autism discusses educational approaches to toilet training and is the compilation of suggestions by several experienced TEACCH teachers and consultants about this area of programming.  When setting up a program to help a […]

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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Stroke Rehabilitation in the Primary Care Setting, Feb. 2003

Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Format             Guidelines These guidelines include recommendations on assessing bladder function in acute stroke patients, including assessment of urinary retention through the use of a bladder scanner or an in-and-out catheterization, measurement of urinary frequency, volume, and control, and the presence of dysuria. Recommendations also include considering removal of […]

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Neurogenic Bowel Management in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury

Paralyzed Veterans of America on behalf of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine Format             Guideline                    This guide provides recommendations on the development, modification, and maintenance of bowel management programs for people with neurogenic bowel following a spinal cord injury. Contact URL    http://www.pva.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7651 Contact Agency Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-3517 […]

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Bladder Management for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinical Practice Guideline for Health-Care Professionals

Paralyzed Veterans of America Format             Guideline This evidence-based guideline describes various methods of bladder management in adults with spinal cord injury. Contact URL    http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pubs_generalpubs#Bladder      Contact Agency Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-3517 1-800-555-9140

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Overview: Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Clinical Practice Guideline Update

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Format             Guidelines In 1992, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHCRQ, now called Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released its first guideline on urinary incontinence. Since then, the guideline has become the standard of care for […]

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Bowel Management for Toddlers and Preschoolers with Spina Bifida

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center              Format             Webpage This webpage discusses the importance of diet and toddler eating habits, suggestions on how to teach a child to like healthy foods, how to increase fiber in a child’s diet, training tips, and suggestions on how to wean a child off the suppository. Contact […]

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Caring for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: virtual patient instruction improves students’ knowledge and comfort level.

Nurses play a vital role in providing health care to children with developmental disability (DD) throughout the United States. Unfortunately, most nurses continue to report that they receive little or no clinical education in the area of DDs. In response to this need, a core development team consisting of nurse practitioners and nursing faculty from […]

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Health Education Research: Education of Health Care Professionals

Sexuality in children and adolescents with disabilities. Murphy N.  Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. nancy.murphy@hsc.utah.edu Dev Med Child Neurol. 2005 Sep;47(9):640-4.  Comment in:  Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008 Aug;50(8):563. This review presents a discussion of the sexual development of children and adolescents with disabilities, […]

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Training of Health Care Professionals on Issues Facing People with Disabilities

FACT SHEET Most Americans or their family members will experience disability at some time in their lives. It is estimated that 54 million people in the United States have some type of long lasting condition or disability. This represents nearly 1 person in 5 or 20% of 257.2 million people age 5 and older. While […]

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