Pushin' On: UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System Digital Newsletter Volume 35 | Number 1 - Page 3

serious problem like pneumonia. There was one other lesson for Jake. He probably could have benefited from having a Primary Care Provider (PCP) that he could call when he got sick. A PCP would have had access to Jake’s medical history and likely known that Jake has an SCI. The on-call nurse didn’t have Jake’s medical history. Dan’s Lesson Dan had a car accident in 2013 that caused a T6 SCI. Before his injury, he was overweight, smoked and wasn’t very active. His lifestyle didn’t change after his injury. In fact, he was now spending a