The Spinal Unit of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Udine admits patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) after discharge from Neurosurgery or Reanimation Divisions. Demographic data, etiology, duration of hospitalization, bladder managements, and mobility at admission and discharge were revisited from January 2000 to March 2008. We treated 49… (More)
This paper illustrates a knowledge based system devoted to help nurses and volunteers of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in dealing with disabled patients during an emergency.
Persons with disability from spinal cord injury (SCI) are subject to high risk of pathological events and need a regular followup even after discharge from the rehabilitation hospital. To help in followup, we developed a web portal for providing online specialist as well as GP support to SCI persons. After a feasibility study with 13 subjects, the portal… (More)
Emergency medical services (EMS) rely on well established operational instructions and predefined procedures allowing to promptly and accurately choose a proper course of action in the field. The procedures, on which medical first responders are specifically trained, target the most frequently occurring cases and do not include special cases concerning… (More)
Being able to promptly and accurately choose a proper course of action in the field is a crucial aspect of emergency response. For this reason, emergency medical services (EMS) rely on well established procedures that apply to the most frequent cases first responders encounter in their practice, but do not include special cases concerning (sensory, motor or… (More)