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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602601
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Autonomic Dysreflexia: An Update, How Serious Is It?
Author(s):
Penning, Julius H.; McAlister, Lavonya L.; Iwunze, Sandra; McAlister, Lavonya L.; Iwunze, Sandra
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Delta
Author Details:
Julius H. Penning, MSN/ED, RN, CRRN, mmmmjp2000@yahoo.com; Lavonya L. McAlister, BSN, RN; Sandra Iwunze, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a medical emergency for individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) at or above the thoracic sixth vertebrae (T-6), which can cause complications with seizures, stroke, cardiac complications or death if not treated. The general public, family physicians, non-rehabilitation hospitals, Emergency Departments and rehabilitation hospitals for spinal cord injury play a crucial role in maintaining the health care and well-being for SCI individuals. Male-to-female ratio for SCI is 4:1; however AD is not sexually predetermined. SCI complete injuries (no motor or sensation) have a higher risk for experiencing AD, 91% vs 27% for incomplete SCI. Although motor vehicle crashes are still the most common cause of SCI, an alarming rate of falls in the elderly (individuals over the age of 60) over the past three decades by far are the fastest growing age group of individuals sustaining spinal cord injuries. Cervical injuries are greater than 56.5%. Individuals are presenting with cervical stenosis and often require rehabilitation for a SCI due to injury to the spinal cord. Increasing knowledge for individuals at risk with a SCI at or above T-6, medical staff, family members, care providers and  the general public is critical to maintaining the health and well-being of individuals who are at risk for AD.
Keywords:
Autonomic Dysreflexia; Sympathetic and Parasympathetic response; Medical Interventions
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.65
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleAutonomic Dysreflexia: An Update, How Serious Is It?en
dc.contributor.authorPenning, Julius H.en
dc.contributor.authorMcAlister, Lavonya L.en
dc.contributor.authorIwunze, Sandraen
dc.contributor.authorMcAlister, Lavonya L.en
dc.contributor.authorIwunze, Sandraen
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Deltaen
dc.author.detailsJulius H. Penning, MSN/ED, RN, CRRN, mmmmjp2000@yahoo.com; Lavonya L. McAlister, BSN, RN; Sandra Iwunze, BSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602601en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a medical emergency for individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) at or above the thoracic sixth vertebrae (T-6), which can cause complications with seizures, stroke, cardiac complications or death if not treated. The general public, family physicians, non-rehabilitation hospitals, Emergency Departments and rehabilitation hospitals for spinal cord injury play a crucial role in maintaining the health care and well-being for SCI individuals. Male-to-female ratio for SCI is 4:1; however AD is not sexually predetermined. SCI complete injuries (no motor or sensation) have a higher risk for experiencing AD, 91% vs 27% for incomplete SCI. Although motor vehicle crashes are still the most common cause of SCI, an alarming rate of falls in the elderly (individuals over the age of 60) over the past three decades by far are the fastest growing age group of individuals sustaining spinal cord injuries. Cervical injuries are greater than 56.5%. Individuals are presenting with cervical stenosis and often require rehabilitation for a SCI due to injury to the spinal cord. Increasing knowledge for individuals at risk with a SCI at or above T-6, medical staff, family members, care providers and  the general public is critical to maintaining the health and well-being of individuals who are at risk for AD.en
dc.subjectAutonomic Dysreflexiaen
dc.subjectSympathetic and Parasympathetic responseen
dc.subjectMedical Interventionsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:32:43Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:32:43Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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