In addition to our research and clinical services, the Mount Sinai Spinal Injury Cord Program provides resources for people with spinal cord injuries, their loved ones, and professionals in the traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) community.
Our monthly e-newsletter “The Spinal Connection” provides persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their friends and families with current information on events, programs, new treatments, research developments, and other issues.
Sexuality after SCI
We have developed an online educational resource entitled Sexuality after SCI through the generous support of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the National Institue on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, and our other community partners. Mount Sinai SCI Sexuality resource website is for people living with spinal cord injury, their partners, and the healthcare professionals who treat them. http://www.sexualitysci.org/
Healthcare Resources for Women with SCI (HeRe for Women)
In collaboration with Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System we released a website containing a national directory of links to consumer-based information, education, and resources on healthcare topics for women after SCI. This site also provides a growing list of practitioners who serve women with SCI throughout the nation and a network of professionals and consumers who are interested in the health and wellness of women with SCI. https://www.hereforwomenwithsci.org
COVID-19 Guidance for Our Spinal Cord Injury Community
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, communities and so much more, the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program is doing what we can to share resources and drive relief efforts with the SCI community. The following information and resources are specific to COVID-19 response and Spinal Cord Injury/Disability. This is a growing list and will be updated periodically as new information comes in. https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/brycelab/2138-2/
Bladder Self-Catheterization by a Male with Limited Hand Function
This educational video will show you in 8 steps how to self-catheterize your bladder. It is intended audience is males with limited hand function who wish to begin to self catheterize. It should also be useful to clinicians including physicians, nurses, OT, caregivers, and others who wish to teach males with limited hand function how to self catheterize. https://youtu.be/mNnJrYUJQL4
Returning To Work After A Disability Video Series
Our webinar series on benefits of vocational services for people with disabilities. Speaker, Terry Hopkins, a Certified Vocational Counselor for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Human Performance will discuss what vocational services are, what types of services are available and how these services benefit you. Followed by a Q&A on your questions on training, job placements, education and more. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn7vN6HThxD3roPKXgA9LjxGmqzdpodfc&si=FO1R6ZDVI-ZvLurN
Blood Clots: What You Should Know A Consumer Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injury
Our consumer-oriented guide for blood clots targeted at people with SCI for the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine, published on the Paralyzed Veterans of America website, will help you understand the signs and symptoms of blood clots help you understand how to prevent and treat them. https://pva.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/consumerguide_bloodclots_august2019_1.pdf
SCI Peer Mentoring
We have created a training manual for the Peer Mentoring program, as well as a manual to help other organizations and agencies develop SCI Peer Mentoring programs. The training manuals were created with the support of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Helpful Resources, and Credible Organizations and Web Sites
We have a comprehensive list of helpful resources categorized by different topics for people living with spinal cord injury, their partners, and the healthcare professionals who treat them. https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/brycelab/educational-resources/