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 had a car accident in 2013 that
caused a T6 SCI. Before his injury, he
was overweight, smoked and wasn’t
His lifestyle didn’t change after his
injury. In fact, he was now spending