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Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction

Saskatoon | Site Profiles Spinal Cord Injury Program, Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon Health Region and University of Saskatchewan The Saskatoon Rehabilitation Centre SCI program is located within Saskatoon City Hospital, and includes a 32-bed inpatient unit – up to 16 available for SCI – and outpatient services. Members of the SCI program include a physiatrist, nurses, PTs, OTs, OT/PT assistants, a recreational therapist, a psychologist, social workers, a dietitian and a pharmacist. Consultation is also available for audiology, pastoral care, geriatrics, chiropody, otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), orthotics, speech and language pathology, psychiatry, orthopaedics, driver evaluation, and seating. A full-time nurse practitioner gathers individuals information prior to consultation, provides follow up on investigations ordered in clinic, and screens individuals with chronic SCI. Recently, a PhD-trained research coordinator, who provides support for a number of SCI-related initiatives, has been added to the department. The SCI program has strong partnerships with the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Saskatchewan) and the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. Through its affiliation with the University of Saskatchewan, education and training in the provision of healthcare for individuals with SCI is provided to physiatrists-in-training, medical students and other healthcare providers. 24 CAPTURING CAPACITY IN CANADIAN SCI REHABILITATION


Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction
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